Post Content

MBTA South Station Expansion Design

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 and conceptual design for the ultimate expansion of South Station.  The project will greatly improve rail service in the most densely-populated corridor of the country by increasing track and platform space at South Station, which will allow for more frequent and more reliable Amtrak and MBTA Commuter Rail service in and out of Boston. 

MassDOT will also consider opportunities for air-rights development over an expanded South Station.  MassDOT is partnering with the MBTA and Massport, and working closely with the City of Boston, on this effort.

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey told the Metro that "the Federal government can see the commitment by the Commonwealth to improve its rail system."

More information can be found at the MassDOT South Station Expansion website.  

Written By:

Recent Posts

Governor Baker Urges Holiday Travel Caution, Highlights Road Safety Initiatives posted on Nov 21

Governor Baker Urges Holiday Travel Caution, Highlights Road Safety Initiatives

In advance of the Thanksgiving Holiday and travel period, Governor Charlie Baker today joined Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack to highlight a package of new and existing legislative proposals to promote safety on Massachusetts roadways, including support for pending legislation to reduce distracted and impaired   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Urges Holiday Travel Caution, Highlights Road Safety Initiatives

Thanksgiving Travel: Plan Ahead posted on Nov 21

Thanksgiving Travel: Plan Ahead

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for Thanksgiving holiday travel, use the appropriate technology resources to make informed decisions, and consider public transportation if traveling to locations such as Logan airport. “We know from previous years that   …Continue Reading Thanksgiving Travel: Plan Ahead

MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Awards Contract for New Automatic Fare Collection System posted on Nov 20

MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Awards Contract for New Automatic Fare Collection System

Taking a major step toward a new system that will simplify fare collection and improve the delivery of transit services, the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board today voted to award a multi-year contract to the consortium of Cubic-John Laing for the design, integration, and   …Continue Reading MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Awards Contract for New Automatic Fare Collection System