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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

South Coast Rail Community Grants Posted on Oct 17

South Coast Rail Community Grants

The Patrick Administration announced 17 technical assistance grants will be awarded to communities to implement smart growth principles of the South Coast Rail Economic Development and Land Use Corridor Plan. This is the sixth round of grants available to 31 communities who will be impacted   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Community Grants

South Coast Rail: Open Houses Set Posted on Oct 2

South Coast Rail: Open Houses Set

MassDOT will host Open Houses in Fall River and Taunton on the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIS/FEIR) for South Coast Rail. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and MassDOT released the combined federal/state document on September 23. In the document, MassDOT identifies   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Open Houses Set

Governor Patrick: South Coast Rail Next Steps Posted on Sep 23

Governor Patrick: South Coast Rail Next Steps

Governor Deval Patrick today joined MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey to announce that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the South Coast Rail project. MassDOT has adopted the Corps’ document as the state-required Final   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick: South Coast Rail Next Steps

South Station: Looking to the Past and the Future Posted on Jun 10

South Station: Looking to the Past and the Future

Posted by Kate Fichter, South Station Expansion Project Manager Over the last six weeks, MassDOT staff have been analyzing public comments received on the Environmental Notification Form for the expansion of Boston South Station.  Responses to those comments, as well as detailed technical information, will   …Continue Reading South Station: Looking to the Past and the Future

South Station Expansion Environmental Review Advances Posted on May 3

South Station Expansion Environmental Review Advances

Posted by Kate Fichter, South Station Expansion Project Manager Many thanks to everyone who reviewed and commented upon the Environmental Notification Form (ENF) for the South Station Expansion project. The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs received 32 comment letters on the ENF, and   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion Environmental Review Advances

All Aboard!- Journey to the New South Station Posted on Jan 29

All Aboard!- Journey to the New South Station

Posted by Kate Fichter, Project Manager When you think of Boston South Station, you most likely think about catching a train or bus, commuting home, or taking a weekend trip to New York City or Providence.  It would be no surprise if, like many of   …Continue Reading All Aboard!- Journey to the New South Station

Governor Patrick Highlights South Coast Rail Commitment Posted on Jan 25

Governor Patrick Highlights South Coast Rail Commitment

Governor Deval Patrick today joined state and local leaders in New Bedford to highlight the Administration’s commitment to South Coast Rail as a key component of an investment plan to grow jobs and expand economic opportunity.    The Governor’s plan includes the completion of the   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Highlights South Coast Rail Commitment

Secretary Davey: The Time to Act Decisively is Now Posted on Jan 22

Secretary Davey: The Time to Act Decisively is Now

Posted by Richard A. Davey, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer The Pioneer Institute’s Jim Stergios has one fundamental point exactly right in his opinion article, “Lots of Art, Little Science in Transportation Plan.”  In his words: “let’s be clear that we do need new   …Continue Reading Secretary Davey: The Time to Act Decisively is Now

MassDOT 21st Century Plan: Regional Investments Posted on Jan 17

MassDOT 21st Century Plan: Regional Investments

MassDOT's plan for the next generation of transportation investment in the Commonwealth: The Way Forward: A 21st Century Transportation Plan includes strategic regional investments across the Commonwealth. Western Massachusetts, Berkshires The plan includes passenger rail service connecting Boston and Springfield along the “Inland Route,” and   …Continue Reading MassDOT 21st Century Plan: Regional Investments