The scope of environmental review for the South Coast Rail project has been narrowed to three alternatives. In an important milestone for the project, the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, in consultation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has narrowed a longer list of alternatives to rail via Attleboro, rail via Stoughton and a Rapid Bus alternative.
“We are on schedule to restore transit service to Fall River and New Bedford at a crucial time for the economy of the region and the Commonwealth,” said Transportation Secretary James Aloisi.
The Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) will now study the three options, along with a No Build option, in its draft state and federal environmental impact documents. The options are:
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