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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

South Coast Rail Plan Wins International Award Posted on Mar 12

South Coast Rail Plan Wins International Award

The Patrick-Murray Administration's South Coast Rail Economic Development and Land Use Corridor Plan has won the first-ever 2011 Charter Award Grand Prize from the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). The Corridor Plan estimates the South Coast Rail project will stimulate nearly $500 million in   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Plan Wins International Award

New Bedford Station Design Contest Winner Posted on Feb 10

New Bedford Station Design Contest Winner

MassDOT and the City of New Bedford announced the winners of a contest to provide design ideas for the proposed Whale’s Tooth Intermodal Station and opened a display of the entries at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.  Mayor Scott W. Lang and South Coast Rail   …Continue Reading New Bedford Station Design Contest Winner

New Bedford Station Design Contest Posted on Nov 23

New Bedford Station Design Contest

MassDOT and the City of New Bedford announced an informal design competition for a new station near Route 18 to be known as Whale’s Tooth.  The multi-modal station will be built as part of the South Coast Rail project and may host a new local   …Continue Reading New Bedford Station Design Contest

New Bedford Rail Bridges Groundbreaking Posted on Oct 28

New Bedford Rail Bridges Groundbreaking

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray joined state and local officials today to celebrate the groundbreaking for the historic $20 million project to reconstruct three structurally-deficient rail bridges in New Bedford, funded by the federal stimulus Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant program.   This is the   …Continue Reading New Bedford Rail Bridges Groundbreaking

Federal Rail Grants Announced Posted on Oct 25

Federal Rail Grants Announced

Governor Patrick and members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation today announced more than $160 million in federal funding for rail expansion in the Commonwealth, including a $32.5 million grant to support the design phase of the Boston South Station expansion project.  A design is seen   …Continue Reading Federal Rail Grants Announced