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Amid milestones, $1B South Coast rail in Massachusetts delayed a year

The MBTA has been working on the South Coast rail for years. In fact, it awarded a $210 million, 10-year program and construction management contract for the project back in June 2014. The contract, which went to Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB) and HNTB Corp., covered the full South Coast project and included reconstruction of 44 rail crossings and 34 bridges, as well as four new bridges and five new crossings.

Phase 2 of the project will consist of an electrified line to Stoughton, Massachusetts, expected to cost more than $3 billion.

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