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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

South Coast Rail Assistance to Communities Posted on Sep 30

South Coast Rail Assistance to Communities

  Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray in Taunton today joined state and community leaders to announce the latest round of technical assistance awards to cities and towns to plan for train stations and economic development related to South Coast Rail, one year following Governor Deval Patrick's   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Assistance to Communities

Major Announcement Moves South Coast Rail Forward Posted on Jun 17

Major Announcement Moves South Coast Rail Forward

As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's commitment to the South Coast Rail economic development and transportation project, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has closed on the legal transaction with CSX Transportation to acquire the rail lines necessary for the restoration of commuter rail service   …Continue Reading Major Announcement Moves South Coast Rail Forward

Governor Tours Brightman Street Bridge Posted on May 26

Governor Tours Brightman Street Bridge

Governor Deval Patrick today joined local leaders in Fall River to highlight over $240 million investment in road and bridges projects currently under construction and announce an additional $850,000 to support a phase II planning study to examine issues surrounding the possible removal of the   …Continue Reading Governor Tours Brightman Street Bridge

South Coast Rail: Station Area Workshops Posted on May 24

South Coast Rail: Station Area Workshops

  MassDOT is continuing its civic engagement on the South Coast Rail Project with a series of station area workshops.  These events will focus on new stations and area improvements in New Bedford, Stoughton and Freetown. The stations will anchor redevelopment in the surrounding neighborhoods.    …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Station Area Workshops

Study: South Coast Rail Improves Environment Posted on Jan 20

Study: South Coast Rail Improves Environment

Posted by Kristina Egan, South Coast Rail Project Manager As part of the environmental work on the South Coast Rail project, MassDOT has completed more than 5,000 pages of technical information on a dozen aspects of the project.  The project’s newest report addresses secondary and   …Continue Reading Study: South Coast Rail Improves Environment