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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.

Transportation secretary touts benefits of autonomous vehicles

State House News Service |

The federal transportation secretary challenged the automotive and technology industries to help break down public concerns over self-driving cars, drones and other autonomous vehicles.

Baker urged to more sharply reduce carbon emissions across region

State House News Service |

A coalition is urging the governor to work with other northeast and mid-Atlantic states to double the annual rate of reduction in carbon emissions across the region.

MassPike in Central Mass needed 310 pothole repairs in 2016

A pothole-repair tracking program being expanded statewide shows Department of Transportation crews repaired at least 520 potholes on the MassPike in Central and Western Massachusetts since January...

Worcester needs commuter rail investments


As we come off the high of the Patriots capturing their fifth Super Bowl, I am reminded of the quote from one of my heroes, Vincent Lombardi, who said, “Inches make a champion.”

Anthes grew health nonprofit into a community force

Laura Finaldi |

Frances M. Anthes has made it her goal to provide everyone – regardless of economic status – with access to comprehensive health care.

HeartToHub nonstop hurting for riders

Savannah Donohue |

With ridership of the evening version of the HeartToHub train between Worcester and Boston suffering, Worcester and the MBTA are getting inventive to entice people to ride.

Car loans average $14k in Worcester

The average Worcester resident has a car loan equal to half of his or her annual salary, according to a new survey.

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