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Challenges and opportunities for commuter rail

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The MBTA's fleet of commuter rail locomotives, including 40 new cars, poses "challenges" for the vendor tasked with operating the 388-mile system that has an annual ridership of 35 million and...

Jim McGovern & Karyn E. Polito: Behind the Scenes

Sam Bonacci |

While in prominent positions, Polito and McGovern's true power comes from what behind-the-scenes work results in: federal and state funding.

Full service at $93M Fitchburg commuter station starting Monday

Sam Bonacci |

Full commuter rail service for the recently opened, $93-million Wachusett Station on the Fitchburg Line will commence next week.

Inmate auto training program launches in Milford

Sam Bonacci |

A new Automotive Technology Program is underway at the Department of Correction in Milford with the goal of getting inmates trained for the workforce upon exiting prison.

Union Station needs over $6M in repairs

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester's Union Station is in need of over $6 million in repairs 16 years after it was brought back from the dead.

Central Mass. officials tout Community Compacts

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito is bouncing from town hall to town hall in central Massachusetts on Monday, meeting with officials from Boylston, West Boylston, Milford and Princeton, and signing Community...

Milford Regional sheds pediatric inpatient care

Milford Regional Medical Center announced late Friday afternoon it plans to discontinue offering inpatient pediatric services.

Electric vehicles bill goes to house

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Twenty-five percent of vehicles purchased annually by state government must be zero emission vehicles by 2025, under legislation approved by the Massachusetts Senate on Thursday.

Toll plaza work to be done before Thanksgiving

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The first phase of building new roadway through old toll plazas will be complete ahead of Thanksgiving and the speed limits there will soon be increased.

Worcester Airport celebrates three years of JetBlue; 350K fliers

Sam Bonacci |

It has been three years since JetBlue service began at the Worcester Regional Airport, with over 350,000 passengers having flown with the service through Worcester since 2013.

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