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About the Project

This section includes basic information about the project, our regular project updates which we call “fact sheets”, and short explanations of particular topics of interest, called “fresh look” papers.  This section also includes some regional maps.

About the Project Documents
Corridor Plan
A central element of the project is for the rail investment to catalyze smart growth in the region.  You’ll find the adopted economic development and land use plan in this section, along with information on stations and efforts by cities and towns to plan ahead for the rail.  Click here for information on the Commuter Rail Task Force.
Corridor Plan Documents
To build and operate the rail requires a mix of funding sources. We’ve included funding applications and other information here.
Funding Documents
Environmental Review

The project is undergoing an extensive review to assess its impacts on natural, cultural, and community resources.  You’ll find information about different route alternatives under consideration, as well as data about noise, traffic, wetlands, water and more in the 2009 Technical Reports we submitted to environmental agencies.  This section also includes the official notices we are required to submit about the project, meeting notes from environmental working groups, and information and comments the public has shared with us through our civic engagement events.

Environmental Review Documents
Other Topics
Note on downloads: Some files are large; please allow sufficient time to download. Documents on the South Coast Rail website are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat installed to view or print these PDF documents. To download a free copy of Adobe Reader, click here 
Be sure to install Adobe Acrobat Reader version 6.0 or later.  Documents are available in alternative formats, as well.  To request a copy, please call Charlie Patton, Regina Villa Associates, at 617-357-5772 x16.

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