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Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United States

Brian Ethridge - Sep 05, 2014

Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United States

Road safety is always a concern, regardless of where you live. The good news is road fatalities across the United States are down 23 percent since 2005. The bad news: road fatalities still happen far too often. Michael Sivak, research professor ...

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Massachusetts House, Senate pass $12.7 billion transportation bond bill

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 16, 2014

Massachusetts House, Senate pass $12.7 billion transportation bond bill

Massachusetts could soon see billions of dollars worth of transportation projects across the state. The state’s House and Senate have passed a $12.7 billion transportation bond bill that would authorize spending for many projects, including high-profile highway and rail projects, the ...

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Data contest aims to help Massachusetts DOT reduce congestion

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 20, 2014

Data contest aims to help Massachusetts DOT reduce congestion

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has teamed up with local planning agency Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to host a data contest that aims to reduce congestion, the Boston Globe reports. Dubbed the 37 Billion Mile Data Challenge, the contest encourages data ...

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Massachusetts’ $12.4 billion transportation plan covers state, local needs

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 13, 2014

Massachusetts’ $12.4 billion transportation plan covers state, local needs

Massachusetts officials on Friday unveiled a five-year, $12.4 billion plan to update the state’s transportation infrastructure, the Associated Press reports. The report notes that the plan -- the first to cover both state and local levels of transportation -- doesn’t guarantee ...

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Beware of these 10 haunted roads in the U.S. and England

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 30, 2013

Beware of these 10 haunted roads in the U.S. and England

Around Halloween each year, talk of haunted sites seems to become more prevalent. Those haunted sites may involve haunted houses, haunted cemeteries, haunted asylums and more. Of course, we can’t forget about the haunted roads. Sure, you’ve probably heard of headless horseman ...

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Sober teen punished for helping friend, keeping roads safe

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 17, 2013

Sober teen punished for helping friend, keeping roads safe

I thought the idea was to make roads safer. It’s a fact: Teenagers do stupid things. We all do. However, this is ridiculous. And this wasn’t stupid – at least not on the part of 17-year-old honor student Erin Cox, captain of ...

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Weirdest U.S. Driving Laws

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Sep 02, 2013

Weirdest U.S. Driving Laws

Don’t run red lights or stop signs. Stay on your side if there are double lines. These are all laws we know and hopefully abide by – but what about these crazy rules? Many states have outlawed texting while driving. But ...

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MassDOT to hold public meeting on all-electronic tolling

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 21, 2013

MassDOT to hold public meeting on all-electronic tolling

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will hold a public meeting on August 22 to discuss its all-electronic tolling (AET) proposal. MassDOT has proposed converting and replacing the I-90 Western Turnpike and I-90 Boston Metropolitan Highway System interchange-based manual cash and ...

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Massachusetts moves forward with all-electronic tolling plan

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 16, 2013

Massachusetts moves forward with all-electronic tolling plan

Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick and his administration are moving forward with a $250 million plan that would replace toll collectors in the state with all-electronic tolling, according to a report from The Republican. In addition to the push for all-electronic ...

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Massachusetts to implement all-electronic toll-taking

Amanda Bayhi - May 08, 2013

Massachusetts to implement all-electronic toll-taking

Massachusetts is following Los Angeles’ lead and installing all-electronic tolling systems. However, rather than focus on one toll booth on one bridge, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Richard Davey has said the goal is to have statewide open-road electronic toll collection fully operational ...

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Massachusetts lawmakers work to resolve $500 million tax bill for transportation

Amanda Bayhi - May 02, 2013

Massachusetts lawmakers work to resolve $500 million tax bill for transportation

Lawmakers in Massachusetts are meeting today to work on a tax bill that will raise $500 million for the state’s transportation system, Boston.com reported. The focus of today’s meeting is to resolve differences between the versions of the bill that each ...

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LaHood names projects eligible for 'Marine Highway' funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 11, 2010

Just four months after unveiling the America’s Marine Highway Program, a new initiative to move more cargo on the water rather than on crowded highways, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on Aug. 11 his selection of marine highway corridors ...

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