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MassDOT Grants Awards Expand Industrial Rail and Freight Access Opportunities Posted on Oct 3

MassDOT Grants Awards Expand Industrial Rail and Freight Access Opportunities

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced 8 industrial freight grants totaling just over $3 million as part of the 2017 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) awards. The program supports projects that expand or improve rail or freight access, economic opportunity and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Grants Awards Expand Industrial Rail and Freight Access Opportunities

New Bedford: Massachusetts Freight Plan Open House Posted on May 19

New Bedford: Massachusetts Freight Plan Open House

MassDOT is hosting the fourth Open House for the Massachusetts Freight Plan as follows: Wednesday, May 24, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, New Bedford Free Public Library, Meeting Room (3rd floor), 613 Pleasant Street, New Bedford MassDOT’s Freight Plan is a strategic planning document that   …Continue Reading New Bedford: Massachusetts Freight Plan Open House

MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars Posted on Apr 20

MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars

MassDOT today announced the purchase of 20 steel ballast cars – hopper cars with gates used to dispense ballast onto train tracks – that will be used by MassDOT for projects which maintain and repair crucial rail infrastructure. “MassDOT is pleased to now have its   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars

Massachusetts Freight Plan Third Open House Set Posted on Apr 5

Massachusetts Freight Plan Third Open House Set

MassDOT is hosting the third Open House for the Massachusetts Freight Plan as follows: Monday, April 24, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Large Conference Room (2nd Floor), 60 Congress Street, Springfield MassDOT’s Freight Plan is a strategic planning document that will   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Freight Plan Third Open House Set

MassDOT Freight Plan Second Open House Set Posted on Feb 22

MassDOT Freight Plan Second Open House Set

MassDOT is hosting the second Open House for the Massachusetts Freight Plan as follows: Thursday, March 9, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, The Conference Center at Bentley University, Room 325ABC (Third Floor), 175 Forest Street, LaCava Campus Center #300, Waltham The second Freight Advisory Committee   …Continue Reading MassDOT Freight Plan Second Open House Set

Freight Plan Public Open House Set Posted on Jan 10

Freight Plan Public Open House Set

MassDOT’s Freight Plan is a strategic planning document that will define a short and long-term vision for the freight system in Massachusetts and identify solutions to current and future challenges to the freight system. The first Open House for the Massachusetts Freight Plan has been   …Continue Reading Freight Plan Public Open House Set

State Rail Plan Public Meeting: November 21 Posted on Nov 14

State Rail Plan Public Meeting: November 21

MassDOT has scheduled a public meeting to review and receive public comment on the DRAFT 2016 State Rail Plan Update as follows: Monday, November 21, 6:30 pm, Attleboro Public Library, 74 No Main Street, Attleboro MassDOT will review the current state of the rail system,   …Continue Reading State Rail Plan Public Meeting: November 21

MassDOT Announces Freight Rail Infrastructure Grant Awards Posted on Sep 27

MassDOT Announces Freight Rail Infrastructure Grant Awards

MassDOT has announced the awarding of seven grants totaling more than $2.2 million as part of the 2016 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP). IRAP is a competitive state-funded public/private partnership program that provides financial assistance to eligible applicants who are prepared to invest in industry-based   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Freight Rail Infrastructure Grant Awards

Massachusetts State Rail Plan Update Public Meeting Set Posted on Jun 3

Massachusetts State Rail Plan Update Public Meeting Set

MassDOT is holding a public meeting to discuss efforts to update the State Rail Plan. The meeting is scheduled as follows: Tuesday, June 14, 4-6pm,  Union Station, 2 Washington Square, 2nd Floor, Worcester The meeting will include an overview of the update process, summary of   …Continue Reading Massachusetts State Rail Plan Update Public Meeting Set

Major Announcement Moves South Coast Rail Forward Posted on Jun 17

Major Announcement Moves South Coast Rail Forward

As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's commitment to the South Coast Rail economic development and transportation project, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has closed on the legal transaction with CSX Transportation to acquire the rail lines necessary for the restoration of commuter rail service   …Continue Reading Major Announcement Moves South Coast Rail Forward