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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

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