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TSM - Stoughton residents make their case at Southcoast Rail Meeting in Taunton.
TSM - Stoughton residents make their case at Southcoast Rail Meeting in Taunton.

Stoughton Continues Opposition To SouthCoast Rail

SouthCoast residents are hoping to see commuter rail service extended from Boston to New Bedford and Fall River.  But others say the project will bring headaches to their communities.

During a meeting Tuesday night in Taunton, residents from Stoughton continued to state their opposition to the project

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TSM - MBTA Train in New Bedford on Monday
TSM - MBTA Train in New Bedford on Monday

Army Corps Approves Stoughton Route For Southcoast Rail

Commuter rail service to the Southcoast is one step closer. 

The Army Corps of Engineers has designated a route through Stoughton as the "preferred route" to extend commuter rail from Boston to New Bedford and Fall River

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From Wolf For Governor Website
From Wolf For Governor Website

Dan Wolf Campaigns For Governor In New Bedford, Fall River

Democrat and businessman Dan Wolf is hoping to be the next Governor of Massachusetts. 

Wolf is a State Senator on Cape Cod and is a co-founder of Cape Air, the airline that serves New Bedford. 

Wolf tells WBSM News, he's familiar with issues on the Southcoast, including the challenges facing the fishing industry

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Transportation Forum Highlights Southcoast Rail

A panel of transportation officials weighed in on ongoing and planned projects on the Southcoast and throughout the state Thursday afternoon.

Representatives from SRPEDD, SRTA, MBTA, and Southcoast Rail briefed the public on the challenges they face and what can be expected in the near future in terms of progress

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Rep. Cabral Preps For Transportation Debate On Monday

 

Rep. Tony Cabral says he's hoping to at least start the ball rolling Monday on salvaging funding for Southcoast Rail, when the Mass. House debates the leadership's proposed transportation plan.

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Ed Markey Opens Office In New Bedford, Touts Southcoast Rail

Count Mass. Congressman Edward Markey as a supporter of Southcoast Rail.

Democrat Markey is running for the U-S Senate seat vacated by John Kerry.

Markey was in New Bedford Saturday to open a campaign office on Pleasant Street

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Mitchell Testifies In Support of Governor’s Revenue Plan, Southcoast Rail

 

Mayyor Jon Mitchell addressed the Joint Committee on Transporation Oversight on Tuesday at the Statehouse, urging lawmakers to support Governor Patrick's tax plan to fund transporation projects like Southcoast Rail. 

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Patrick Urges Support For Southcoast Rail Funding Plan

Gov. Deval Patrick is making a strong case for the Southcoast Rail Project, and he wants others to do the same.  Patrick met Friday at the Whaling Museum with local elected officials and labor leaders, urging them to lobby for the proejct

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Patrick Stresses Education, Transporation During State Of The State Address

During his State Of The State address Wednesday night, Gov. Deval Patrick provided
details on how he plans to pay for ambitious transportation and education programs over the next few years. 

Patrick says hiking the income tax by 1%, and cutting back the sales tax by nearly 2% should generate two billion dollars in new spending

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SouthCoast Rail Project Part Of State’s Transportation Finance Plan

The Patrick Administration has including $1.8 billion for the Southcoast Rail Project, as part of a ten year, $13 billion, transportation finance plan.  State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey says the state's key tranportation issues must be addressed

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