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Americans have saved an average $530 on gasoline so far this year

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Americans over the first six months of 2015 saved about $65 billion on gas expenses, compared with the same period in 2014, according to a new report from AAA Northeast. AAA estimates the plunge in...

Lawmakers redraft Baker’s MBTA bill

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Gov. Charlie Baker's MBTA reform package began leaving its station in the Transportation Committee on Monday afternoon minus a few of the provisions the governor included in his own version.

Worcester Airport: Massport seeking additional carriers

Sam Bonacci |

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) board of directors has extended and expanded an incentive program designed to pull in another carrier for the Worcester Regional Airport.

City, rail carriers stress safety in shipments of oil, other flammables

Sam Bonacci |

Tons of freight roll daily into and out of Worcester on tracks used by CSX, Pan Am Railways and the Providence & Worcester railroads. As the economy continues to bounce back from the Great Recession,...

Downtown by foot and wheels: A help for business in Worcester?

Sam Bonacci |

(From the June 22 print edition) Worcester is pushing a comprehensive approach in its transportation infrastructure - especially downtown - one that embraces a combination of walking, biking and...

Transportation spending

State transportation officials this month said it's going to take about $3 billion in fiscal year 2016 to keep Massachusetts up to speed with repairs, maintenance and upgrades. Here's what's behind...

Baker sees potential to reduce subway wait times

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With upgrades to subway track infrastructure, wait times for transit could be dramatically reduced during rush hour, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday.

State completes acquisition of key rail line from CSX

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Massachusetts transportation officials have completed the acquisition of a rail line that officials say will lead to fewer freight trucks on the roads and offer a connection to four major commuter...

MBTA ending 'honor box' system at parking lots

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The MBTA is ditching its "honor box" payment system at its parking lots, effective July 6.MBTA riders who park their cars in the lots are often asked...

State sketches out $3B transportation spending plan

By Andy Metzger STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

State transportation officials on Tuesday proposed roughly $3 billion in capital projects in fiscal 2016 for highways, smaller airports, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, freight tracks and the MBTA,...

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