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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

MassDOT Releases 21st Century Transportation Plan Posted on Jan 14

MassDOT Releases 21st Century Transportation Plan

The MassDOT Board and Transportation Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today announced a plan for the next generation of transportation investment in the Commonwealth: The Way Forward: A 21st Century Transportation Plan. The long-term financing plan shows that the state needs $684 million to   …Continue Reading MassDOT Releases 21st Century Transportation Plan

South Station Expansion Project Posted on Aug 20

South Station Expansion Project

MassDOT in conjunction with the MBTA and the City of Boston is launching the South Station Expansion Project. Using funds awarded by the federal government, MassDOT will spend the next several years performing planning, environmental review, and preliminary design for an expanded station and ancillary   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion Project

South Coast Rail: New Bedford Bridges Completed Posted on Nov 29

South Coast Rail: New Bedford Bridges Completed

MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey today joined local and regional officials to celebrate the successful completion of a $20 million project to reconstruct three structurally-deficient rail bridges critical to moving the South Coast Rail project forward. "It is encouraging to see this important rail bridge   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: New Bedford Bridges Completed

South Coast Technical Assistance Awards Posted on Nov 3

South Coast Technical Assistance Awards

18 communities in the South Coast Rail corridor are receiving South Coast Technical Assistance Awards of $5,000 to $25,000 for local planning, zoning, housing, and open space initiatives. The awards were announced at the Southeastern Massachusetts Commuter Rail Task Force Meeting in Raynham, with attendees   …Continue Reading South Coast Technical Assistance Awards

South Station Expansion Moves Forward Posted on Sep 17

South Station Expansion Moves Forward

MassDOT has received the formal go-ahead from the Federal Railroad Administration to move forward with the South Station Expansion project.  MassDOT has been awarded $32.5 million in federal funds, to be matched by $10.5 million in Commonwealth funds, to support the costs of environmental review   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion Moves Forward

New South Coast Rail Manager Named Posted on Sep 8

New South Coast Rail Manager Named

MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey today announced Jean Fox as the new manager of the South Coast Rail project. A Freetown resident, who serves on the Board of Selectmen, Fox has worked at the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board (WIB) since 2007. At the WIB,   …Continue Reading New South Coast Rail Manager Named

South Coast Rail: Preferred Route Posted on Mar 21

South Coast Rail: Preferred Route

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the South Coast Rail project, and MassDOT has adopted the Corps’ document as the state-required Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). In the document, MassDOT identifies the Stoughton rail alternative as   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Preferred Route