Ribbon cutting! New Trail Segment Opens! June 16, 2023 by Sandra Local and state officials, and local advocates cut the ribbon on the Mattapoisett Rail Trail’s “Shining Tides Mile” extension of the shared use path that completed the route from Mattapoisett Neck Road to Goodspeed Island Road at a ceremony on 6/12/23. L-R: Mattapoisett Select Board members Jordan Collyer and Jodi Lynn Bauer; MassDOT Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver; MassDOT Secretary/CEO, Gina Fiandaca; William Straus, Mass. State Representative and Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Transportation; Rail Trail founder Steve Kelleher; Ray Rose; Rob Price; Audra Riding, aide to Mass. State Senator Mark Montigny. Photo by Beth David. However you propel yourself! Phase 1B is now complete and ready to experience on foot or bike.