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Community Engagement

Notice of Project Change Comment Period Ends May 19, 2017

MassDOT filed a Notice of Project Change (NPC) in March to adopt a new phased approach to South Coast Rail service. MassDOT hosted two public meetings on April 13 in Dartmouth and on May 11 in Taunton. The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act office (MEPA) is accepting comments on the NPC through May 19, 2017. Learn how to comment.

SCR's Public Outreach Program

South Coast Rail will continue to have a robust public outreach program to ensure a transparent process and successful project outcome.

The project team will:

  • Work with the Southeastern Massachusetts Commuter Rail Task Force. The Task Force was formed in 2004 to help the region prepare for the impacts of the re-introduction of passenger rail to the South Coast. It includes representatives from cities and towns and non-governmental organizations, such as business associations and environmental groups.
  • Regularly provide information to the media and promptly respond to public inquiries.
  • Convene civic engagement meetings to hear directly from residents throughout the corridor.
  • Meet with cities and towns to discuss planning for stations, priority places for encouraging development and preserving natural resources, and addressing traffic, grade crossings, noise, visual impacts and other concerns.
  • Provide periodic briefings for Legislators and elected officials in the region.
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