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Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative

Community Engagement

Next SCR Public Meeting on May 11, 2017

On March 15, 2017, MassDOT filed a Notice of Project Change (NPC) to adopt a new phased approach to South Coast Rail service. MassDOT hosted a public meeting on April 13, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts School of Law in Dartmouth. A second public meeting is scheduled for May 11, 2017, at 6:30 PM at Taunton High School Auditorium, 50 Williams Street, Taunton, MA. The same presentation from the April 13 meeting will be given at this event.

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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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