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MBTA to close commuter rail on summer 2018 weekends

Grant Welker |

The Framingham/Worcester commuter rail line is set to be shut down for weekends starting in June 2018 as the MBTA installs a federally mandated safety technology.

Former Spencer car dealership sold for $150K

A former car dealership at 16 Main St. in Spencer has sold for $150,000, according to Worcester real estate firm Kelleher & Sadowsky.

Proposed MBTA cuts to weekend commuter rail criticized

State House News Service |

Proposed service cuts for weekend commuter rail riders and disabled passengers drew a sharp rebuke from the state's Democrats.

Union Station likely to stay in city's hands

Grant Welker |

Although Worcester officials discussed turning over administration of Union Station to a state agency like Massachusetts Port Authority, the transportation depot will likely remain in city hands.

Mass. needs carbon pollution fees

KATE GALBO |

Among the concerns of human rights and security, President Donald Trump and his Cabinet picks are doing little to continue the progress we've made for low-cost efficiency and local clean...

Gridlock cost Greater Boston estimated $2.9B

Commuting gridlock cost the Greater Boston area an estimated $2.9 billion in lost economic productivity, fuel and other costs, according to a new report.

State embarking on potential new rail link for Boston area

State House News Service |

The Baker administration is embarking on a long-awaited reassessment of the feasibility of an underground rail link connecting the North Station and South Station transportation hubs in Boston.

Worcester seeks to limit traffic around CSX rail yard

Grant Welker |

The Worcester City Council on Tuesday told municipal officials to find ways cut down on the tractor-trailer traffic going around the CSX freight rail yard, which completed a $100-million expansion.

Bay State high for property, vehicle tax bills

Massachusetts has the country's sixth-highest average residential property tax bill and seventh-highest average vehicle tax bill, according to a new study.

MBTA looking to address $50M operating deficit

State House News Service |

The MBTA is exploring "headcount reduction" as well as contracting opportunities and reexamination of low ridership services as officials look to address a $50 million operating budget deficit.

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