Massachusetts transportation bill http://wamc.org en 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 Bronx Derailment Highlights Need for Safety in Proposed Berkshire Rail http://wamc.org/post/bronx-derailment-highlights-need-safety-proposed-berkshire-rail <p>Investigators are looking into the cause of a New York City train derailment that killed four people and injured at least 60.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:54:26 +0000 Jim Levulis 78954 at http://wamc.org Bronx Derailment Highlights Need for Safety in Proposed Berkshire Rail Mass. Attn. Gen. Gives Go-Ahead to Majority of Ballot Initiatives http://wamc.org/post/mass-attn-gen-gives-go-ahead-majority-ballot-initiatives <p>A majority of proposed ballot initiatives have cleared their first major hurdle in Massachusetts.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 72982 at http://wamc.org Mass. Attn. Gen. Gives Go-Ahead to Majority of Ballot Initiatives Mass. Lawmakers Weigh Key Financial Matters http://wamc.org/post/mass-lawmakers-weigh-key-financial-matters <p>Lawmakers in Massachusetts face several key financial decisions this week.</p><p>The Legislature is expected to take up an amendment proposed by Gov. Deval Patrick to a transportation finance bill that would allow the state's gasoline tax to rise if tolls on the western portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike are taken down as scheduled in 2017.</p><p>Legislative leaders have said they oppose the amendment, while Patrick says he will veto the transportation bill unless the change is made.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:03:23 +0000 Jaired Crofut 69196 at http://wamc.org Mass. Lawmakers Weigh Key Financial Matters