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WRTA chief retires; interim leader named

The head of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority is retiring after 40 years of public service, and is being replaced on an interim basis by the transit system’s assistant administrator, the...

MBTA sending Keolis penalty money back to commuter rail

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After receiving about $7.5 million in fines from the commuter rail operator for late trains and other performance faults, the MBTA plans to spend all of that money on improvements to the rail...

P&W to invest $456K grant in Worcester rail yard

Providence & Worcester Railroad has been awarded $455,691 from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for improvements to the Wye track at the Southbridge Street...

Mass auto repair shops, insurers battle over rates

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Auto body repair shop owners pleaded with lawmakers on Tuesday to intervene and force insurance companies to pay higher hourly rates, a move the insurance industry ridiculed as a "step backward" from...

Average Mass. gas price drops 3 cents

A recent drop in crude oil prices helped push down the cost of gasoline three cents last week, according to AAA Northeast.

Peter Pan, 15-40 roll out anti-cancer bus

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Westborough-based nonprofit 15-40 Connection is partnering with Peter Pan Bus Lines in its efforts to promote early cancer detection.

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

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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

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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,...

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