MassDOT submitted a Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the South Station Expansion Project to the Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs on June 30, 2016. The FEIR includes a preferred South Station Expansion alternative, summarizes the changes to the project since the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) filing, and incorporates the additional environmental analyses outlined in the Certificate on the DEIR. The FEIR also provides responses to comments received on the DEIR.
MassDOT will hold a public meeting on the FEIR on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm.
You can comment on the FEIR via email, mail or fax:
To: Secretary Matthew Beaton, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Mail: MEPA Office,
Attn: Holly Johnson, MEPA Analyst
EEA # 15028
100 Cambridge St., Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114
Comment letters on the FEIR must be received by the MEPA office no later than August 5, 2016. All comment letters should include EEA #15028.
In addition, MassDOT is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) under the federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The EA will be released in 2017.
On October 31, 2014, MassDOT submitted a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the South Station Expansion project to the Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The Secretary issued a MEPA Certificate on December 31, 2014.
The project would acquire and demolish the USPS facility, reopen Dorchester Ave. and extend the Harborwalk, expand the South Station terminal, improve reliability and meet current and future commuter rail, high-speed, intercity, and rail service needs, and create new layover capacity.
MassDOT is simultaneously performing environmental review of the I-90 Allston Interchange Project, which includes the Beacon Park Yard rail site and I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) for midday layover storage.
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.