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Urban commuters, traffic congestion drive need for public transit

BY LIVIA GERSHON SPECIAL TO METROWEST495 BIZ |

As companies work to attract the best talent from the Boston area, and local planners look for ways to address traffic congestion, transit options that get away from dependence on personal vehicles...

Baker: 'I do not want to privatize MBTA'

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Presenting his MBTA reform plan to the Democrat-controlled Transportation Committee and an audience that included multiple union members, Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday made clear what he does not want...

Biz groups to back Baker transportation bill

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Gov. Charlie Baker planned on Monday to personally appeal to members of the legislature’s Transportation Committee to pass his bill putting the MBTA under a fiscal control board and authorizing...

Central Mass. wonders: What's in store for us amid potential T shakeup?

Sam Bonacci |

Gov. Charlie Baker is aiming to restructure the MBTA in an effort to improve public transportation. Central Massachusetts communities are wondering whether these improvements will extend to the...

Customer demand drives Sevcon revenue up

Revenues at Sevcon Inc. increased 13 percent in the second quarter of 2015 compared with the second quarter of 2014, the Southborough company reported yesterday.

Pollack defends Baker’s MBTA reform plan

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Sweeping aside the agency that oversees metro Boston's transit system and reassembling the bureaucracy was a path considered and rejected by a gubernatorial advisory panel, though it is not...

McGovern pushes for local say in propane sites

Rick Saia |

(UPDATED May 5 at 8:20 a.m.) U.S. Rep. James McGovern has filed a bill that would give states and local communities the ability to regulate propane gas facilities that are operated by rail...

Providence & Worcester declares dividend

Providence & Worcester Railroad stockholders will receive a 4-cents-per-share dividend later this month, the company announced.

Gas prices up another 11 cents

A rebound in crude oil pushed the price of gasoline up nearly 11 cents on average in the past week in Central Massachusetts, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

McGovern joins Grafton bid to halt rail line's propane hub

Emily Micucci |

More than two years after Grafton selectmen sued to prevent the Grafton and Upton Railroad from delivering and installing four 80,000-gallon propane tanks at a planned North Grafton transloading...

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