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Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Start of New Valley Flyer Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts Posted on Aug 28

Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Start of New Valley Flyer Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts

Amtrak, in conjunction with MassDOT, is launching a new state supported seven day a week passenger train on Friday, August 30, called the Valley Flyer. The train will travel along the Connecticut River, a region referred to as the Knowledge Corridor, with trains making station   …Continue Reading Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Start of New Valley Flyer Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts

MassDOT Awarded Federal Grant for South Station’s Tower 1 Interlocking Posted on Aug 27

MassDOT Awarded Federal Grant for South Station’s Tower 1 Interlocking

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has been awarded a $41 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to upgrade and improve South Station’s Tower 1 interlocking, a key element which distributes trains to and from the station that is used by almost 60,000 rail   …Continue Reading MassDOT Awarded Federal Grant for South Station’s Tower 1 Interlocking

MassDOT Accepting Industrial Rail Access Program Grant Applications Posted on Jul 31

MassDOT Accepting Industrial Rail Access Program Grant Applications

MassDOT has announced that it is now accepting applications for grants under the Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) which helps increase rail and freight access, economic opportunity, and job growth. IRAP provides grants to railroads, rail shippers and municipalities for projects that will create public   …Continue Reading MassDOT Accepting Industrial Rail Access Program Grant Applications

East-West Passenger Rail Study Public Meeting March 12th Posted on Mar 1

East-West Passenger Rail Study Public Meeting March 12th

MassDOT is pleased to introduce the East-West Passenger Rail Study. The study will examine the costs, benefits, and investments necessary to implement a range of passenger rail service alternatives from Boston to Springfield and Pittsfield, up to and including high speed rail. Please join MassDOT   …Continue Reading East-West Passenger Rail Study Public Meeting March 12th

MassDOT Commits Funds to Help Amtrak Improve Longmeadow Railroad Crossing Posted on Oct 18

MassDOT Commits Funds to Help Amtrak Improve Longmeadow Railroad Crossing

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced it has committed approximately $700,000 to help Amtrak make safety improvements at the public railroad crossing at Birnie Road in Longmeadow. This funding is expected to cover approximately 90% of the cost of the improvements. Amtrak, which owns   …Continue Reading MassDOT Commits Funds to Help Amtrak Improve Longmeadow Railroad Crossing

MassDOT Announces $1.8 Million in Awards to Expand Industrial Rail and Freight Opportunities Posted on Jul 9

MassDOT Announces $1.8 Million in Awards to Expand Industrial Rail and Freight Opportunities

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced the awarding of five grants totaling over $1.8 million as part of the Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) which helps increase rail and freight access, economic opportunity, and job growth. IRAP is a competitive state-funded public/private   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces $1.8 Million in Awards to Expand Industrial Rail and Freight Opportunities

Littleton and Westford: New Commuter Rail Shuttle Service Posted on Jun 3

Littleton and Westford: New Commuter Rail Shuttle Service

The Montachusett Regional Transit Authority (MART) and local Transportation Management Association, CrossTown Connect, are pleased to announce MART’s newest transportation service, the Littleton-Westford Commuter Rail Shuttle. Beginning on June 4th, 2018, this shuttle will connect the Littleton Commuter Rail station with IBM/Littleton Common and businesses   …Continue Reading Littleton and Westford: New Commuter Rail Shuttle Service

South Coast Rail Public Meeting March 19th Posted on Mar 5

South Coast Rail Public Meeting March 19th

MassDOT and the MBTA invite you to attend a Public Meeting on the South Coast Rail Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR) as follows: Monday, March 19, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Martin Middle School Auditorium, 131 Caswell St, Taunton On January 31, 2018, MassDOT   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Public Meeting March 19th

2018 Draft State Rail Plan Public Comment Period Extended Posted on Feb 7

2018 Draft State Rail Plan Public Comment Period Extended

MassDOT is announcing a two week extension of the public comment period for the 2018 Draft State Rail Plan to March 2, 2018. MassDOT held a public meeting in Worcester on January 29th and in Springfield on February 2nd to discuss the draft of the   …Continue Reading 2018 Draft State Rail Plan Public Comment Period Extended

MassDOT: South Coast Rail Project Proceeding Posted on Feb 6

MassDOT: South Coast Rail Project Proceeding

MassDOT has announced that the South Coast Rail project is proceeding with the filing of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR) with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office. The DSEIR document analyzes only the new elements proposed as part of Phase I that   …Continue Reading MassDOT: South Coast Rail Project Proceeding