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South Coast Rail: Vision around Train Stations Posted on Jun 20

South Coast Rail: Vision around Train Stations

Wide, smooth sidewalks with lush planting strips separating walking and driving areas. Inviting lamp posts and benches. Buzzing shops, restaurants and mixed-use developments. These are characteristics of walkable, smart growth neighborhoods. They are becoming more common throughout southeastern Massachusetts as municipalities implement seven years of   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Vision around Train Stations

South Coast Rail Partnership Celebrated Posted on May 4

South Coast Rail Partnership Celebrated

The South Coast Rail project is well into its first year of permitting and design. Surveyors are measuring the rights-of-way, geotechnical field work is underway, and designers are considering bridges, crossings and signals. Reestablishing transit connections between the South Coast and Boston is more than   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Partnership Celebrated

Demise of an American Railroad Empire Posted on Mar 21

Demise of an American Railroad Empire

South Coast Rail plans to restore commuter rail service between Boston and the cities and towns of southeastern Massachusetts. The rail line that once ran between Boston and Taunton, Fall River, and New Bedford operated for nearly a half century under the Old Colony Railroad.   …Continue Reading Demise of an American Railroad Empire

Remembering the Fall River Line Posted on Feb 28

Remembering the Fall River Line

South Coast Rail will transport passengers to Boston from Fall River and New Bedford. Both South Coast cities have rich histories, including Fall River’s stint as a gateway to the mid-Atlantic. Until about 80 years ago, the most direct route to New York City from   …Continue Reading Remembering the Fall River Line

South Coast Rail: Coming Full Circle Posted on Feb 7

South Coast Rail: Coming Full Circle

A great deal of work is taking place over the course of this winter to advance the South Coast Rail project. Members of the team are hard at work developing designs for the ten new proposed stations, looking at overall project design, and meeting with   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Coming Full Circle

South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward Posted on Nov 24

South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward

Governor Deval Patrick today joined Acting MassDOT Secretary and CEO Frank DePaola and local officials to announce a contract award for the replacement of four bridges in New Bedford and Fall River along the future South Coast Rail Line. The improvements will advance South Coast   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward

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