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South Station Open House, November 2014Posted by:  Matthew Ciborowski, South Station Project Manager, MassDOT Office of Transportation Planning

I was pleased to meet with more than 60 people who participated in an Open House and Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the South Station Expansion project on November 18. Having so many people take the time to turn out for the meeting underscores the importance of this project to the City and the region. One of the best parts of the meeting was the opportunity to hear a wide variety of opinions about the project and environmental analysis with so many different types of people – neighbors, government officials, people who use the station regularly.

In addition to the formal presentation, we also had an open house with individual stations and topic area experts could answer questions about the South Station site and headhouse, urban design, engineering and operations, potential layover sites and environmental permitting. The ability to talk about these issues with everyone in a one-on-one session provided me and all of the team members the ability to share nuances of the project.
The meeting presentation addressed many of these same topics, and it’s available online, along with a hearing transcript. The latest project fact sheet summarizes the main conclusions of the DEIR and provides information on how to submit comments to the Secretary of Environmental Affairs.

DEIR comments are due on December 24, the end of a 49-day comment period. I’m really looking forward to hearing your thoughts and opinions about the station today and how it can be used in the future. Written comments on the DEIR must refer to EEA #15028 and they should be sent to:

Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
MEPA Office, Attn.: Holly Johnson, EEA # 15028
100 Cambridge St., Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114
Fax: 617-626-1181

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