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.
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