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The MBTA, with project partners at Amtrak and the Mass. Executive Office of Transportation and Construction, has completed the planning study for proposed construction of a rail tunnel that would provide rail service connection between North Station and South Station. The Rail Link would enhance the regional rail system by eliminating the existing 1-mile gap that prevents direct through service between northern New England and points south along the East Coast. Issues of project financing and of identifying a project proponent lead to the conclusion that this is a long-range transportation project of northeast regional significance. A PDF version of the Major Investment Study/Draft Environmental Impact Report is now available here. All PDFs can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or higher.

North South Rail Link DEIR/MIS

Table of Contents

Volume I


Citizens Advisory Committee Comment LetterCitizens Advisory Committee Comment Letter

Executive SummaryExecutive Summary

Chapter 1 - Background, Purpose and NeedChapter 1 - Background, Purpose and Need

Chapter 2 - Description of AlternativesChapter 2 - Description of Alternatives

Chapter 3 - Affected EnvironmentChapter 3 - Affected Environment

Chapter 4 - Transportation AnalysisChapter 4 - Transportation Analysis

Chapter 5 - Environmental Analysis and ConsequencesChapter 5 - Environmental Analysis and Consequences

Chapter 6 - Evaluation of AlternativesChapter 6 - Evaluation of Alternatives

Appendix 1 - Secretary's CertificateAppendix 1 - Secretary's Certificate

Appendix 2 - Distribution ListAppendix 2 - Distribution List

Appendix 3 - List of PreparersAppendix 3 - List of Preparers


Volume II

Appendix A - MPO Transportation Goals and PoliciesAppendix A - MPO Transportation Goals and Policies

Appendix B - Screening AnalysisAppendix B - Screening Analysis

Appendix C - Fleet AnalysisAppendix C - Fleet Analysis

Appendix D - Ridership Part 1Appendix D - Ridership Part 1

Appendix D - Ridership Part 2Appendix D - Ridership Part 2

Appendix E - Structures Potentially Affected by ConstructionAppendix E - Structures Potentially Affected by Construction

Appendix F - Project Cost Review and Financing Strategies DevelopmentAppendix F - Project Cost Review and Financing Strategies Development

Volume III

Appendix G - Land UseAppendix G - Land Use

Appendix H - Geology and Hazardous WasteAppendix H - Geology and Hazardous Waste

Appendix I - TrafficAppendix I - Traffic

Appendix J - Air QualityAppendix J - Air Quality

Appendix K - Noise and VibrationAppendix K - Noise and Vibration

Appendix L - Cultural ResourcesAppendix L - Cultural Resources

Appendix M - Water ResourcesAppendix M - Water Resources

Appendix N - Vegetation and WildlifeAppendix N - Vegetation and Wildlife



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