The scope of environmental review for the South Coast Rail project has been narrowed to three alternatives. In an important milestone for the project, the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, in consultation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has narrowed a longer list of alternatives to rail via Attleboro, rail via Stoughton and a Rapid Bus alternative.
“We are on schedule to restore transit service to Fall River and New Bedford at a crucial time for the economy of the region and the Commonwealth,” said Transportation Secretary James Aloisi.
The Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) will now study the three options, along with a No Build option, in its draft state and federal environmental impact documents. The options are:
Governor Patrick Signs “Boston Strong” License Plate Bill posted on Apr 18
Governor Deval Patrick today signed legislation creating a Massachusetts “Boston Strong” license plate. The legislation directs the Registry of Motor Vehicles to establish a license plate memorializing the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings adorned with the phrase “Boston Strong.” All proceeds from sales of …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Signs “Boston Strong” License Plate Bill
Whittier Bridge I-95 Update: River Boaters Notice posted on Apr 18
The Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project continues through the 2014 boating season. Much of the work this season to construct the new northbound span of the Whittier Bridge is taking place from the Merrimack River to the immediate east of the existing bridge. Several large barges, …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge I-95 Update: River Boaters Notice
Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Public Meeting Set posted on Apr 17
Please join MassDOT at a public meeting for an update on construction progress on the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project, as follows: Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Heritage State Park Auditorium, 200 Davol Street, Fall River The meeting will include an opportunity …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Public Meeting Set