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Category Archives: South Coast Rail

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

South Coast Rail: Fall River Station Workshop Posted on Jan 6

South Coast Rail: Fall River Station Workshop

MassDOT with the City of Fall River and the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District will host a Fall River Depot Station Area Workshop to present a station concept plan.  The Workshop is scheduled for: Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 5:00-7:00 PM Water Street Cafe,   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Fall River Station Workshop

New Bedford Artists Support Commuter Rail Posted on Dec 17

New Bedford Artists Support Commuter Rail

Making the wish of a train come true on Williams Street in New Bedford on New Year's Eve is the creative idea behind a "walking train" float that will celebrate the beginning of 2010.  The float complete with hats and noisemakers will be the work   …Continue Reading New Bedford Artists Support Commuter Rail

Honors for South Coast Rail Planning Posted on Dec 9

Honors for South Coast Rail Planning

Posted by Kristina Egan, South Coast Rail Project Manager Governor Patrick's commitment to the South Coast Rail project and the hard work of so many people in planning for this effort are now being recognized.  I am pleased to tell our transportation blog readers that   …Continue Reading Honors for South Coast Rail Planning

Lt. Governor: Historic CSX Rail Agreement Posted on Sep 23

Lt. Governor: Historic CSX Rail Agreement

Incoming MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeff Mullan joined Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray and CSX leaders at this week's Greater Boston Chamber government affairs forum.  The Lieutenant Governor at that forum announced completion of an historic rail agreement with CSX.  Read his comments below. by Lieutenant   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor: Historic CSX Rail Agreement