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

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update posted on Sep 19

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update

Work on the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project in Newburyport and Amesbury will require extended lane closure hours beginning next week. Beginning on Monday, September 22, the hours of daytime construction will extend the I-95 Northbound right lane closure the associated right lane closure on I-95 Northbound   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update

Take the Clean Air Challenge! Join Us September 22-26 posted on Sep 18

Take the Clean Air Challenge! Join Us September 22-26

Massachusetts travelers will improve air-quality by choosing more sustainable transportation options during the Massachusetts Clean Air Challenge (formerly Car-Free Week). This year, Massachusetts challenges you to explore your commuting options and Shift Your Mode from September 22nd-26th. By trying greener modes including carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling,   …Continue Reading Take the Clean Air Challenge! Join Us September 22-26

MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved posted on Sep 17

MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved

The MassDOT Board of Directors today approved a construction contract to extend the MBTA’s increasingly popular Silver Line from East Boston to Chelsea. A project funded entirely by Governor Deval Patrick’s 2013 Transportation Finance Plan, the Silver Line will be extended past the Seaport to   …Continue Reading MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved