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.
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.
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.
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?
Massachusetts could finally have a transportation financing law by week’s end, though it may not be the version Gov. Deval Patrick wanted.
The state Senate has passed a transportation finance bill calling for a $805 million boost in state spending on roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
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.
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.
The Democratic speaker of the Massachusetts House is calling for a smaller package of tax increases than has been recommended by Gov. Deval Patrick.
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