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South Station Romance: Taking the Midnight Train Posted on Feb 12

South Station Romance: Taking the Midnight Train

MassDOT last month invited readers to share stories of romance with a Boston South Station twist. This week, we are sharing four of these stories, one each through Valentine’s Day. Enjoy! Taking the Midnight Train Shawn Marie and Jon Simmons’ romance began on the beach   …Continue Reading South Station Romance: Taking the Midnight Train

South Station Romance Stories: Happy Valentine’s Day! Posted on Feb 11

South Station Romance Stories: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Last month, MassDOT invited readers to share stories of romances that bloomed and grew at Boston South Station. As it turns out, Cupid does strike on the train and bus. Beginning today, MassDOT will post a story every day through Valentine’s Day. We hope you   …Continue Reading South Station Romance Stories: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Capital Investment Plan, weMove Mass Public Meetings Continue Posted on Jan 31

Capital Investment Plan, weMove Mass Public Meetings Continue

MassDOT next week continues its series of public meetings in Amherst, Pittsfield, and North Dartmouth to present two transportation planning documents: a Long-Range Transportation Plan, “weMove Massachusetts (WMM): Planning for Performance,” and the first draft of its five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for FY2014-FY2018. The   …Continue Reading Capital Investment Plan, weMove Mass Public Meetings Continue

Improving South Station, Shaping Neighborhoods Posted on Jan 30

Improving South Station, Shaping Neighborhoods

First and foremost, the South Station Expansion project is about providing better transportation service: more train tracks and redesigned platforms; upgraded switches, signals, and other infrastructure; and new amenities.  Taken together, these improvements will all make traveling through South Station more convenient, reliable, pleasant, and   …Continue Reading Improving South Station, Shaping Neighborhoods

MassDOT Capital Plan Meetings Begin January 29 Posted on Jan 24

MassDOT Capital Plan Meetings Begin January 29

Beginning on January 29, MassDOT will convene a series of six public meetings to present the MassDOT five-year Capital Investment Plan and weMove Massachusetts: Planning for Performance, the Commonwealth’s Long-Range Transportation Plan. The meeting locations and dates are as follows: Wednesday, January 29, 6:00-8:00pm, State   …Continue Reading MassDOT Capital Plan Meetings Begin January 29

Love in the Air- Even at South Station! Posted on Jan 7

Love in the Air- Even at South Station!

With the December holidays now behind us, it is time to look ahead to a new year and new celebrations. This time, we’re honoring Saint Valentine – that mischief-maker who encourages thoughts of love, hand-holding, chocolate, and roses on February 14. We are looking for   …Continue Reading Love in the Air- Even at South Station!

New South Station Boosts Job Growth Posted on Dec 13

New South Station Boosts Job Growth

MassDOT and the MBTA need to expand Boston South Station to make room for more trains and more passengers.  But why are additional trains coming into town, and where are their riders going? There are a number of answers to these questions, but one stands   …Continue Reading New South Station Boosts Job Growth

Engineering a New South Station Rail System Posted on Dec 2

Engineering a New South Station Rail System

At the turn of the last century, South Station included 28 tracks, as seen in this view of the tracks and original train shed in 1904 (photo courtesy Detroit Publishing Company).  18 of the original tracks were demolished during the construction of the Post Office   …Continue Reading Engineering a New South Station Rail System

South Station Feasts on Holiday Planning Posted on Nov 15

South Station Feasts on Holiday Planning

Expecting a crowd at your place for Thanksgiving?  Consider the job of the people who manage the transportation cornucopia that is Boston South Station, where 10 modes of transportation and more than 100,000 travelers and other visitors converge on a normal weekday. Thanksgiving week is   …Continue Reading South Station Feasts on Holiday Planning

Planning for South Station Expansion Posted on Nov 1

Planning for South Station Expansion

Posted By Katherine Fichter As the Manager of the South Station Expansion project, I recognize the importance of exchanging information with other transportation professionals around the country who are turning similarly large and complex planning projects into realities. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend   …Continue Reading Planning for South Station Expansion