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South Coast rail project moves forward, but obstacles remain

Supporters of commuter rail service returning to the South Coast region are celebrating a regulatory milestone, though funding hasn’t been decided and opposition remains adamant in some communities.

The state announced last week that the US Army Corps of Engineers had issued a final environmental impact statement that embraces the Stoughton Straight Rail Alternative – the option the state had chosen for a transit link between the region and Boston.

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