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South Coast Rail Public Meetings

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MassDOT and the MBTA invite you to attend a
South Coast Rail Public Meeting in Dartmouth on the

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR):

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

UMass Dartmouth - Claire T. Carney Library

Grand Reading Room (Park in Lot#13)
285Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA

On January 31, 2018, MassDOT filed a Draft SupplementalEnvironmental Impact Report (DSEIR) for South Coast Rail (SCR). The documentdescribes MassDOT’s approach to providing SCR service by extending an existingrail line. MassDOT proposes to deliver Phase 1 service to Taunton, Fall Riverand New Bedford late in 2022, years before revenue service is possible underthe Full Build Project. At the same time, MassDOT will proceed with designing,permitting and funding the Stoughton Straight Electric Alternative.

MassDOT and the MBTA are also hosting a SouthCoast Rail Public Meeting in Taunton on March 19. The March 6 public meetinginformation will also be provided at this event. Download theMeeting Flyers for more information:

Where to Find the DSEIR: The DSEIR canbe downloaded from the project website at document is also available in 36 South Coast public libraries (full list isavailable on the project website), or electronically by request to Jean Fox (

How to Comment:

Written comments must be submitted by March 23,2018 to:

Secretary Matthew A. Beaton, EOEEA
Attn: MEPA Office (Purvi Patel)
EEA #14346
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114
or fax: 617-626-1181
or email:

MassDOT would like to receive a copy of your letter,which you can send to:

Jean Fox
Ten Park Plaza, Room 4150
Boston, MA 02116
or email:

Comments for the official record must bereceived in writing. Comment forms will be available and can be submitted atthe meeting.

Please contact the project team with any questions at

This location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT providesreasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge uponrequest (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Languageand languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos,assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audiotapes, Braille and large print), as available. For accommodation or languageassistance, please contact MassDOT's Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officerby phone (857-368-8580), fax (857-368-0602), TTD/TTY (857-368-0603) or by should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for moredifficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or languagetranslation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten businessdays before the meeting.

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