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MassDOT names Fox new manager of South Coast Rail project


Yesterday, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary Richard Davey announced Jean Fox will become manager of the South Coast Rail project.

Fox, who will begin her new duties Monday, has served the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board since 2007.  As manager of the South Coast Rail project, Fox will be responsible for securing funding for construction and operation of the lines, shepherding the project through the environmental review and permit process, and engaging the public in the design phase.

“Jean is the right person at the right time for this project,” Davey said in a prepared statement. “Her energy, attention to details and close ties with the community will serve the project well as we work hard to deliver passenger-rail service to southeastern Massachusetts.”

The South Coast Rail project calls for restoring passenger-rail service from Boston’s South Station to the cities of Fall River and New Bedford, Mass. Last year, MassDOT reached an agreement with CSX Transportation to acquire a 30-mile line from Taunton to Fall River and New Bedford.


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