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Commuter Rail Coming to South Attleboro

The MBTA announced construction at the South Attleboro Commuter Rail train station will begin in the Fall. According to CBS 12 in Providence, a spokesperson for the MBTA said the construction will first focus on demolishing the pedestrian bridge, which prompted the station closure in February 2021. The MBTA stated the bridge needed a “full replacement.” A new station is fully designed, but its construction remains unfunded, per the MBTA as The design is meant to increase accessibility. The MBTA did not include the construction of the new station in their Capital Investment Plan for the next five years, causing outcries from local lawmakers. State Rep Jim Hawkins, who represents the area, said a new transportation bond bill secured $8 million in state funding for the construction of the new station meaning Massachusetts budget now includes language requiring MBTA to fully fund the project by December. The South Attleboro station is part of the MBTA’s Providence/Stoughton line, which connects Rhode Island to Boston. The demolition of the pedestrian bridge will occur overnight to prevent train service delays.

FCC Posting

On November 30, 2021, Bristol County  Broadcasting, LTD, licensee of WSAR, 1480 kHz, Fall River, MA filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for renewal of its broadcast station license.  Members of the public wishing to view the application or obtain information about how to file comments and petitions on the application can visit publicfiles.fcc.gov, and search in WSAR's public file.

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