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Demise of an American Railroad Empire Posted on Mar 21

Demise of an American Railroad Empire

South Coast Rail plans to restore commuter rail service between Boston and the cities and towns of southeastern Massachusetts. The rail line that once ran between Boston and Taunton, Fall River, and New Bedford operated for nearly a half century under the Old Colony Railroad.   …Continue Reading Demise of an American Railroad Empire

Remembering the Fall River Line Posted on Feb 28

Remembering the Fall River Line

South Coast Rail will transport passengers to Boston from Fall River and New Bedford. Both South Coast cities have rich histories, including Fall River’s stint as a gateway to the mid-Atlantic. Until about 80 years ago, the most direct route to New York City from   …Continue Reading Remembering the Fall River Line

South Coast Rail: Coming Full Circle Posted on Feb 7

South Coast Rail: Coming Full Circle

A great deal of work is taking place over the course of this winter to advance the South Coast Rail project. Members of the team are hard at work developing designs for the ten new proposed stations, looking at overall project design, and meeting with   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Coming Full Circle

South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward Posted on Nov 24

South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward

Governor Deval Patrick today joined Acting MassDOT Secretary and CEO Frank DePaola and local officials to announce a contract award for the replacement of four bridges in New Bedford and Fall River along the future South Coast Rail Line. The improvements will advance South Coast   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward

South Coast Rail: Project of the Year Candidate Posted on Oct 24

South Coast Rail: Project of the Year Candidate

The South Coast Rail project will be under consideration for the North American Project of the Year, specifically for job creation, at next week’s North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C.  The forum is hosted by the globally recognized firm CG/LA Infrastructure.  Aconex,   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Project of the Year Candidate

Coalition Supports South Coast Rail Posted on Sep 22

Coalition Supports South Coast Rail

The Rail to Boston Coalition pitched their support for South Coast Rail at an event held at South Station this month. Approximately 75 people – including state and local elected officials, residents, business owners, and Rail to Boston members– came together to represent one unified   …Continue Reading Coalition Supports South Coast Rail

South Coast Rail Project Contract Approved Posted on Jun 18

South Coast Rail Project Contract Approved

The MassDOT Board of Directors today awarded a $210 million contract for the South Coast Rail Project, officially moving the much-anticipated project from planning into construction. “South Coast Rail will be a game changer for the region, providing a reliable public transit option for residents   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Project Contract Approved

South Coast Rail: Technical Assistance Grants Posted on May 27

South Coast Rail: Technical Assistance Grants

The Patrick Administration announced today that communities in the South Coast area can apply for technical assistance grants for projects that support the goals of the South Coast Rail Economic Development and Land Use Corridor Plan. In previous years, communities have used the grants to   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Technical Assistance Grants

Governor Patrick: South Coast Rail Next Steps Posted on Sep 23

Governor Patrick: South Coast Rail Next Steps

Governor Deval Patrick today joined MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey to announce that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the South Coast Rail project. MassDOT has adopted the Corps’ document as the state-required Final   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick: South Coast Rail Next Steps

Governor Patrick Highlights South Coast Rail Commitment Posted on Jan 25

Governor Patrick Highlights South Coast Rail Commitment

Governor Deval Patrick today joined state and local leaders in New Bedford to highlight the Administration’s commitment to South Coast Rail as a key component of an investment plan to grow jobs and expand economic opportunity. The Governor’s plan includes the completion of the South   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Highlights South Coast Rail Commitment