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South Station Project: Draft Environmental Report Filed Posted on Nov 5

South Station Project: Draft Environmental Report Filed

MassDOT announced today the submittal of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the South Station Expansion project to the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs. As part of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), the document is noticed in today’s Environmental Monitor, initiating an   …Continue Reading South Station Project: Draft Environmental Report Filed

South Coast Rail: Project of the Year Candidate Posted on Oct 24

South Coast Rail: Project of the Year Candidate

The South Coast Rail project will be under consideration for the North American Project of the Year, specifically for job creation, at next week’s North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C.  The forum is hosted by the globally recognized firm CG/LA Infrastructure.  Aconex,   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Project of the Year Candidate

South Coast Rail Project Contract Approved Posted on Jun 18

South Coast Rail Project Contract Approved

The MassDOT Board of Directors today awarded a $210 million contract for the South Coast Rail Project, officially moving the much-anticipated project from planning into construction. “South Coast Rail will be a game changer for the region, providing a reliable public transit option for residents   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Project Contract Approved

South Coast Rail: Technical Assistance Grants Posted on May 27

South Coast Rail: Technical Assistance Grants

The Patrick Administration announced today that communities in the South Coast area can apply for technical assistance grants for projects that support the goals of the South Coast Rail Economic Development and Land Use Corridor Plan. In previous years, communities have used the grants to   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Technical Assistance Grants

South Coast Rail Task Force Volunteer Honored Posted on May 13

South Coast Rail Task Force Volunteer Honored

The South Coast Rail Task Force depends on citizens to assist the Commonwealth in planning for smart growth and effective land use as part of the South Coast Rail project. Jim Oliver of Foxborough, an active member since 2008, is being honored for his service   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Task Force Volunteer Honored

South Station: Surviving Rail’s Dark Times Posted on May 6

South Station: Surviving Rail’s Dark Times

Boston South Station opened amid great fanfare in 1899 midway through what many call the Golden Age of Railroads in the United States. From just after the Civil War to the 1920s, trains were the dominant form of transportation for both work and pleasure. Perhaps   …Continue Reading South Station: Surviving Rail’s Dark Times

South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings Posted on Apr 14

South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings

MassDOT will host Design Public Hearings in Fall River and New Bedford on the 25% design of four bridge replacements along the future South Coast Rail route. The bridge replacements will provide fast and tangible benefits to help expanding freight service and will also be   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings

Capital Investment Plan, weMove Mass Public Meetings Continue Posted on Jan 31

Capital Investment Plan, weMove Mass Public Meetings Continue

MassDOT next week continues its series of public meetings in Amherst, Pittsfield, and North Dartmouth to present two transportation planning documents: a Long-Range Transportation Plan, “weMove Massachusetts (WMM): Planning for Performance,” and the first draft of its five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for FY2014-FY2018. The   …Continue Reading Capital Investment Plan, weMove Mass Public Meetings Continue

MassDOT Capital Plan Meetings Begin January 29 Posted on Jan 24

MassDOT Capital Plan Meetings Begin January 29

Beginning on January 29, MassDOT will convene a series of six public meetings to present the MassDOT five-year Capital Investment Plan and weMove Massachusetts: Planning for Performance, the Commonwealth’s Long-Range Transportation Plan. The meeting locations and dates are as follows: Wednesday, January 29, 6:00-8:00pm, State   …Continue Reading MassDOT Capital Plan Meetings Begin January 29

MassDOT Releases Five-Year Investment Plan Posted on Jan 10

MassDOT Releases Five-Year Investment Plan

MassDOT has released the first draft five-year MassDOT Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for FY2014-FY2018. The $12.4 billion program makes long-term investments that will create growth and opportunity for residents across the Commonwealth and represents the first unified, multi-modal capital investment plan covering all MassDOT highway   …Continue Reading MassDOT Releases Five-Year Investment Plan