MassDOT and the MBTA hosted six public meetings on the status of the Stoughton Electric route and a new Middleborough option in September 2016. View the September 2016 public meeting presentations and a Public Meeting Summary on the Materials page.
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.