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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

MassDOT Releases Draft State Rail Plan for Public Comment Posted on Jan 29

MassDOT Releases Draft State Rail Plan for Public Comment

MassDOT is seeking public comment on its newly released draft Massachusetts State Rail Plan, which articulates the Commonwealth’s priorities and proposed plans for passenger and freight rail investment over the next 20 years. Highlights from the draft plan include: A commitment to study east-west passenger   …Continue Reading MassDOT Releases Draft State Rail Plan for Public Comment

State Rail Plan Public Meeting Set Posted on Jan 16

State Rail Plan Public Meeting Set

MassDOT is working on the State Rail Plan which is an update to the 2010 State Rail Plan. The plan will document the state rail system and planned improvements, and outline the Commonwealth’s 20-year vision and four year plan for the statewide rail system. A   …Continue Reading State Rail Plan Public Meeting Set

Commonwealth Supporting Freight Transportation System Posted on Nov 7

Commonwealth Supporting Freight Transportation System

MassDOT, in conjunction with Massport, is taking steps to increase investment in the freight system in Massachusetts and to engage stakeholders on how cargo moves through the state and what the Commonwealth should be doing to plan for the needs of freight in the future.   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Supporting Freight Transportation System

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