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South Station Expansion

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Project Update

The Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Section 4(f) Determination and the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the South Station Expansion project are now available on the Documents page. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and MassDOT issued the Final EA and Section 4(f) Determination and the FONSI on 10/27/2017.

FRA and MassDOT collected comments on the Draft EA and Draft Section 4(f) Determination for 30 days ending May 27, 2017. The draft document was circulated to agencies, project stakeholders, and individuals on the project distribution list for review and comment. Written responses to comments are provided in the FONSI. The Draft EA and Draft Section 4(f) Determination, as well as the public comments received, are available on the Documents page.

The Final EA and FONSI are also available for viewing at the following locations:

To request a copy of the documents, please contact Steve Woelfel, Deputy Director, MassDOT Office of Transportation Planning, at steve.woelfel@state.ma.us, or at (857) 368-8889. .

About The Project

The purpose of the South Station Expansion project is to expand South Station Rail Terminal capacity and related layover capacity to meet current and anticipated future (2035) high-speed, intercity, and commuter rail service needs to:

  • Enable growth in passenger rail transportation along the NEC and within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Improve service reliability through updates to rail infrastructure and related layover capacity
  • Improve the passenger capacity and experience of using South Station
  • Promote city-building in a key area of Boston
  • Allow for Dorchester Avenue to be reopened for public use and enjoyment for the first time in decades

MassDOT is committed to comprehensive and inclusive civic engagement as part of the South Station Expansion project. Please explore the website for additional information, and feel free to contact Steve Woelfel, Deputy Director, MassDOT Office of Transportation Planning.

What's New

The Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Section 4(f) Determination and the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) are available on the
Documents page.

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contact us

For all queries and comments related to the South Station Expansion project, please contact:

Steve Woelfel
MassDOT Office of Transportation Planning
(857) 368-9800
tty: (857) 368-0655

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