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South Station Expansion: 1980s Renovation Posted on Jan 31

South Station Expansion: 1980s Renovation

The South Station Expansion project is about improving transportation service through more train tracks and redesigned platforms; upgraded switches, signals, and other infrastructure; and new passenger amenities. The proposed expansion will protect and prepare the station for future demand as other efforts have done over   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: 1980s Renovation

South Station Expansion: Environmental Impact Report Certificate Issued Posted on Jan 9

South Station Expansion: Environmental Impact Report Certificate Issued

The South Station Expansion Project environmental impact review is moving forward in 2015. The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs on December 31 issued a Certificate on the project following last fall’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) process.  The Certificate is now available online   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: Environmental Impact Report Certificate Issued

South Station Expansion: DEIR Comment Period Through December 24 Posted on Dec 17

South Station Expansion: DEIR Comment Period Through December 24

Posted by:  Matthew Ciborowski, South Station Project Manager, MassDOT Office of Transportation Planning I was pleased to meet with more than 60 people who participated in an Open House and Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the South Station Expansion project on   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: DEIR Comment Period Through December 24

Governor Patrick Rededicates “Governor Michael S. Dukakis South Station Transportation Center” Posted on Nov 10

Governor Patrick Rededicates “Governor Michael S. Dukakis South Station Transportation Center”

Governor Deval Patrick today rededicated South Station as “Governor Michael S. Dukakis South Station Transportation Center” in recognition of the former Governor’s devotion to public transportation and advocacy. Today’s ceremony at the newly-named South Station included the unveiling of a plaque on the corner of   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Rededicates “Governor Michael S. Dukakis South Station Transportation Center”

South Station Project: Draft Environmental Report Filed Posted on Nov 5

South Station Project: Draft Environmental Report Filed

MassDOT announced today the submittal of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the South Station Expansion project to the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs. As part of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), the document is noticed in today’s Environmental Monitor, initiating an   …Continue Reading South Station Project: Draft Environmental Report Filed

Boston South Station WTS Art Project Moves Forward Posted on Oct 7

Boston South Station WTS Art Project Moves Forward

WTS-Boston, the Boston Chapter of WTS Advancing Women in Transportation, announced selection of three artists as finalists to develop public art showcasing women’s contributions to the transportation industry. The art work will be located within the MBTA South Station transportation hub. The three finalists will   …Continue Reading Boston South Station WTS Art Project Moves Forward

Bay State Bike Week: Old is New Again Posted on May 13

Bay State Bike Week: Old is New Again

Thousands of people taking to the streets on bicycles. Companies setting up shop and making innovative two-wheelers. New transit facilities designed with cyclists in mind. Sound like Massachusetts today? It is . . . except that these events took place in the 1890s! While the   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week: Old is New Again

South Station Theatre Reeled Them In Posted on Mar 23

South Station Theatre Reeled Them In

For today’s South Station travelers, the latest news reports are as close as their smartphones – or at least the television monitors in the waiting area. But pre-television, not to mention pre-Internet, news reports with moving images could only be seen at the local theater.   …Continue Reading South Station Theatre Reeled Them In

South Station Romance: Are You a Dermatologist? Posted on Feb 14

South Station Romance: Are You a Dermatologist?

Happy Valentine’s Day! All this week MassDOT is telling stories shared with us by couples connecting at Boston South Station.  Enjoy the final of four stories, and we thank everyone who responded to our call for Cupid. Are You a Dermatologist? Kristin Failla boarded the   …Continue Reading South Station Romance: Are You a Dermatologist?

South Station Romance: The Floured Suitor Posted on Feb 13

South Station Romance: The Floured Suitor

MassDOT invited readers to share stories of romance with a Boston South Station connection, and we are sharing four this week. Today’s story began more than a century ago. The Floured Suitor Destined for a new life in America, Mary Anne Ward emigrated from Ireland   …Continue Reading South Station Romance: The Floured Suitor