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MassDOT East-West Passenger Rail Study Advancing Posted on Feb 6

MassDOT East-West Passenger Rail Study Advancing

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Planning Department today released data on specific Preliminary Alternatives for passenger rail service between Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester and Boston at a public meeting of the East-West Passenger Rail Study Advisory Committee.  The data is focused on six options made public   …Continue Reading MassDOT East-West Passenger Rail Study Advancing

Baker-Polito Administration, Federal & Local Officials Celebrate Improvements at Springfield’s Union Station Posted on Jan 24

Baker-Polito Administration, Federal & Local Officials Celebrate Improvements at Springfield’s Union Station

Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Richard Neal, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, MassDOT officials, legislators and other local officials today celebrated recently-completed improvements at Springfield’s Historic Union Station to Platform C. The $10 million project built a fully ADA-accessible 328-foot long high-level platform accessing two tracks, and   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration, Federal & Local Officials Celebrate Improvements at Springfield’s Union Station

MassDOT Announces IRAP Grants Posted on Dec 23

MassDOT Announces IRAP Grants

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced the awarding of nine grants totaling more than $2.7 million from the Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) to enhance rail and freight access, economic opportunity, and job growth. IRAP is a competitive state-funded public/private partnership program   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces IRAP Grants

Governor Baker, Congressman Neal, Mayor Sarno, Amtrak, community celebrate new Valley Flyer train Posted on Oct 5

Governor Baker, Congressman Neal, Mayor Sarno, Amtrak, community celebrate new Valley Flyer train

Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Richard E. Neal, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, Amtrak officials and community members gathered today to highlight the Valley Flyer rail pilot, which began service on August 30th and will run for two years. Amtrak, in conjunction with MassDOT, has been running   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Congressman Neal, Mayor Sarno, Amtrak, community celebrate new Valley Flyer train

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