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This Year’s Legislative Agenda Includes Rail Electrification, Congestion Pricing, and Traffic Enforcement Cameras

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As the Massachusetts legislature kicks off its 2023 session, lawmakers and transportation advocates are looking to build on legislative successes of last year, and try again on some unfinished business. With the inauguration of Governor Maura Healey, who has promised to make transportation one of her top priorities, leaders on Beacon Hill see an opportunity […]
MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack, wearing a blazer over a red top, stands next to Steve Poftak (center) wearing a suit and pink-and-blue plaid tie, and Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker, wearing a buttoned suit and green tie. All three are holding scissors and segments of a cut orange ribbon. They stand in front of a new Orange Line train car bearing the words "OAK GROVE" on the destination sign above the door.

The T’s New Train Factory Has Gone Off the Rails

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On Thursday, Governor Maura Healey, Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll, and their administration's newly-assembled transportation cabinet rode a Red Line train, visited the T's Operations Control Center, and outlined their early plans to tackle the many challenges facing the MBTA. "Our message to all those who ride the T, the rails, the buses, around the state, […]