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Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Billions Approved For Massachusetts Transportation Projects

Construction could begin in the near future on several high-profile transportation projects around the state following an agreement reached by legislative negotiators on a $13 billion bond bill.

04/15/2014

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

All Things Travel: Former Transportation Secretaries Gather To Discuss Past & Future

Nine former Massachusetts Secretaries of Transportation were on the same stage and the same panel to discuss trends as part of a day-long meeting in Boston, sponsored by The Intelligent Transportation Society of America and MassDOT.

04/12/2014

Red Line subway

Mass. Officials Unveil $12B Transportation Plan

An ambitious plan unveiled by Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration on Friday seeks to modernize the state’s infrastructure by pumping billions of dollars into transportation, including new MBTA trains, road and bridge repairs, and all-electronic tolling.

01/10/2014

Commuter Rail

New Commuter Rail Operator Chosen For Mass.

The Massachusetts transportation board on Wednesday agreed to a multi-billion contract with a new operator for the state’s commuter rail network, rejecting a competing bid by the company that has run the system for the past decade.

01/08/2014

An open road toll in New Hampshire. (WBZ-TV)

Patrick Announces Plan To Rebuild Mass Pike In Allston, Replace Red And Orange Line Trains

Gov. Deval Patrick is announcing a series of major transportation infrastructure investments that include new cars on the subway and open-road tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

10/22/2013

A crowd of people came onto the Davis platform and pulled her out. (Image courtesy: MBTA)

Daily Talker: How Would You React If You Saw Someone Plunge Off A “T” Platform?

For the third time in less than a month, someone has fallen off the platform at an MBTA station. The T says it does not encourage people jumping on the tracks to make rescues. How would you react if you saw someone plunge off a T platform?

10/22/2013

(Photo credit: Andrea Courtois)

Lawmakers To Consider Transportation Veto

Massachusetts could finally have a transportation financing law by week’s end, though it may not be the version Gov. Deval Patrick wanted.

07/22/2013

Mass Pike Tolls

State Senate OKs New Taxes In Transportation Bill

The state Senate has passed a transportation finance bill calling for a $805 million boost in state spending on roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

04/13/2013

Senate President Therese Murray

Anti-Tax Protesters Ousted From State Senate During Transportation Bill Debate

A group of anti-tax protesters has been evicted from the Senate gallery after briefly disrupting debate Saturday on a transportation finance plan that calls for about $500 million in new state taxes.

04/13/2013

A tanker hit the Sarah Long Bridge in Portsmouth, NH Monday. (Photo courtesy: Rich Beauchesne)

Repairs For Bridge Linking NH, Maine Estimated At $2.5 Million

The total figure for damage to the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge is estimated at $2.5 million, according to the N.H. Department of Transportation.

04/04/2013

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