MBTA http://wamc.org en Chinese Rail Car Maker Taps Resources For Possible Springfield Factory http://wamc.org/post/chinese-rail-car-maker-taps-resources-possible-springfield-factory <p>Top executives from a Chinese rail car company were back in Springfield, Massachusetts today continuing to lay the groundwork for a factory to build subway cars for the MBTA.&nbsp; Officials at a local college offered its school of engineering as a resource for the company.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:27:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 88857 at http://wamc.org Chinese Rail Car Maker Taps Resources For Possible Springfield Factory BRTA To Roll Out Electronic Charlie Card http://wamc.org/post/brta-roll-out-electronic-charlie-card <p>People using public transportation in western Massachusetts will soon be able to tap into 21<sup>st</sup> century technology.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:26:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 82349 at http://wamc.org BRTA To Roll Out Electronic Charlie Card Agencies Working To Bring Rail Car Manufacturing To Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/agencies-working-bring-rail-car-manufacturing-berkshires <p>Economic development groups in western Massachusetts are taking steps to insure the final assembly of the state’s rail cars happens in their region.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:05:42 +0000 Jim Levulis 79738 at http://wamc.org Agencies Working To Bring Rail Car Manufacturing To Berkshires Mass. urges caution on 1st work day since blizzard http://wamc.org/post/mass-urges-caution-1st-work-day-blizzard <p>BOSTON (AP) — Commuters heading back to work in Massachusetts for the first time since the blizzard are being urged to use caution and leave extra time.<br><br>Many secondary roads still have a thick coating of snow, and high snow banks that block sight lines at intersections and near highway ramps make turning and merging hazardous.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:38:59 +0000 Associated Press 57550 at http://wamc.org Mass. urges caution on 1st work day since blizzard Finance Control Board For MBTA Proposed http://wamc.org/post/finance-control-board-mbta-proposed <p>A bipartisan group of&nbsp; Massachusetts State&nbsp; Senators is proposing a new&nbsp; governing board for the MBTA to go along with a $50 million &nbsp;financial bailout.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC&rdquo;s Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; State Senator Gale Candaras of Wilbraham says the MBTA, which operates public transit in the greater Boston area, should not get any more money unless management changes.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 08:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 41370 at http://wamc.org Finance Control Board For MBTA Proposed Possible Transit Fare Hikes Protested http://wamc.org/post/possible-transit-fare-hikes-protested <p><font size="2">The Massachusetts legislature is considering a stop gap funding bill to help out the state&rsquo;s transit authorities.&nbsp; People who depend on public transportation hope it will be enough to avoid fare&nbsp; hikes.&nbsp; WAMC&rdquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports<br /> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 41367 at http://wamc.org Possible Transit Fare Hikes Protested