Rail

MassDOT receives $32.5M for station expansion, enhancements

Posted on September 14, 2011

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) was awarded $32.5 million to expand and enhance the historic South Station in Boston.

South Station offers travelers access to Amtrak's high-speed Acela service as well as Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail, intercity bus, rapid transit and bus rapid transit services, including direct service to Boston Logan International Airport.

The station currently operates beyond its capacity and expects an estimated 50 percent increase in high-speed intercity passenger rail travel in the coming years along the Northeast Corridor, making expansion necessary.

The grant will allow MassDOT to complete all necessary environmental reviews as well as preliminary engineering activities for the station expansion, including:

  • Development of a new layover facility for train storage during off-peak times.
  • Improvements to existing tracks, platforms, interlockings, passenger facilities and other infrastructure.
  • Demolition and relocation of an existing, adjacent U.S. Postal Service General Mail Facility to construct new passenger facilities, including tracks, platforms, waiting areas with connections to existing platforms and tracks, and the adjacent South Station Bus Terminal.
  • Design passenger enhancements through improved streetscape, pedestrian, bicycle, local transit, and vehicular facilities in and around the station, including the re-opening of Dorchester Avenue for public use.
  • Develop a cost estimate for the construction phase of the project.
  • Consideration of opportunities for joint public/private development over an expanded South Station. Such development agreements exist at New York's Penn Station and Union Station in Washington, DC.

MassDOT will contribute $10.5 million to this phase of the project.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Metro-North employees commended for saving colleague’s life

Jeff Ballard, a Brewster Yardmaster took his colleague’s pulse and recognized that he was having a heart attack.

Dozens of teens storm BART train, rob passengers

The incident happened at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Coliseum Station in Oakland aboard a Dublin/Pleasanton-bound train.

Sunrail explores other modes for proposed airport link

The high cost of heavy commuter rail trains is the reason for the debate.

Alstom delivers first metro cars for additional Panama fleet

Alstom will also upgrade the existing signalling and power supply infrastructure, required to run the extended fleet with five cars per train.

New York MTA expects new subway cars to begin service this year

Originally expected to be delivered in 2014, the first car from manufacturers Bombardier Transportation didn’t arrive in New York until September of last year.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close