The South Station Expansion project Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) is now available for public review and comment. MassDOT filed the FEIR with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) office on June 30, 2016. The document is available for public review and can be found on the project website. Copies of the document can be reviewed at the following locations:
- The State Library of Massachusetts
- Boston Public Library – Central Library
- Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library
- Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library
- South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library
The purpose of the South Station Expansion project is to expand South Station terminal capacity to meet current and anticipated future commuter rail and intercity rail service needs. The project would also promote city-building in a key area of Boston, and allow Dorchester Avenue to be reopened for public use and enjoyment for the first time in decades. The expansion of South Station would enable growth in passenger rail transportation within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and along the Northeast Corridor (NEC). Expanding the terminal would improve the passenger experience of using South Station and updating the infrastructure (track and signals) and related layover capacity would improve service reliability.
The FEIR summarizes the project’s environmental benefits and impacts. It responds to comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), lists changes since the DEIR, and updates the permits and approvals anticipated for the project.
Join us at a public meeting to learn about MassDOT’s findings on the South Station Expansion project FEIR.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Atlantic Wharf, Fort Point Room, 2nd floor
290 Congress Street, Boston, MA
We invite you to read the report and submit written comments by August 5, 2016. You can submit your comments via email, mail or fax as listed below:
To: Secretary Matthew Beaton, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Attn.: Holly Johnson, MEPA Analyst
EEA # 15028
100 Cambridge St., Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114
Fax: (617) 626-1181
Comment letters on the FEIR must be received by the MEPA office no later than August 5, 2016. All comment letters should include the following reference information: EEA #15028.
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