Monday, March 21, 2011

New MBTA Commuter Line Route Chosen


BOSTON -- Transportation officials hoping to build Massachusetts' newest commuter rail line say they've decided on the best route to connect Boston to New Bedford and Fall River.
Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Mullan said Monday that the Department of Transportation has decided on a route that would take trains through Stoughton.
Officials had been weighing two other possible options for the $1.4 billion commuter rail project, including a link that would use an existing route through Attleboro and a second option that would rely on dedicated rapid bus lanes on Route 24 and portions of Interstate 93.
The commuter rail line will connect to Boston's South Station.
Mullan called the decision, which accompanied release of a key environmental impact report, a "critical step forward" in bringing commuter rail service to the South Coast.

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