Massachusetts transportation bill

New England News
5:05 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Agencies Working To Bring Rail Car Manufacturing To Berkshires

Massachusetts will require final assembly of MBTA rail cars to be completed in the commonwealth.
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Economic development groups in western Massachusetts are taking steps to insure the final assembly of the state’s rail cars happens in their region.

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New England News
12:54 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Bronx Derailment Highlights Need for Safety in Proposed Berkshire Rail

A freight train derailed in Sheffield, Mass. in April 2013.
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Investigators are looking into the cause of a New York City train derailment that killed four people and injured at least 60.

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New England News
6:40 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Mass. Attn. Gen. Gives Go-Ahead to Majority of Ballot Initiatives

A majority of proposed ballot initiatives have cleared their first major hurdle in Massachusetts.

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New England News
6:03 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Mass. Lawmakers Weigh Key Financial Matters

Lawmakers in Massachusetts face several key financial decisions this week.

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.

Legislative leaders have said they oppose the amendment, while Patrick says he will veto the transportation bill unless the change is made.

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