southcoast rail

Details Emerge on SouthCoast Rail Plan
There are now more details on the MassDOT's plan to create a SouthCoast Rail plan, but more questions remain as well.
According to State House News Service, MassDOT wants to go with the diesel-based Middleboro route as "Phase One" of the project because it can be completed fast…
Debate Continues Over Southcoast Rail Plan
A "Commonwealth Conversation" on transportation issues took place in New Bedford on Tuesday. About 80 people spent the afternoon at the UMass Star Store Campus discussing a variety of transportation priorities. Most of those in attendance agree, the number one priority for this reg…
South Coast Rail: Be Careful What You Wish For
To be within the radius of the MBTA means being subjected to much higher taxes to pay for an institution that is rarely held accountable for fiscal irresponsibility and "special" tax zones for businesses who happen to be near train stations, even if the station doesn't benefit…
MassDOT Board Wants To Study Dedicated Bus Routes
The Fiscal and Management Control Board of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation surprised many on Monday when, instead of discussing a proposed Middleboro route for Southcoast Rail, they decided to study the possibility of dedicated bus routes from Fall River and New Bedford to Boston.

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