BOSTON (AP) — 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.

Patrick made the announcements Tuesday during an address to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

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Patrick says the investment will stimulate economic growth and opportunity for commuters, residents and businesses, enhance accessibility, and ease traffic and congestion.

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The governor says the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will launch a $1.3 billion procurement program to replace and increase the capacity of the Red Line and Orange Line trains.

The Massachusetts Turnpike will be fitted with all electronic, open-road tolling that allows drivers to pass through tolls without slowing down.

Permitting will begin immediately to rebuild and straighten the Mass Pike in Allston.

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