INFRASTRUCTURE

Lowering the Springfield I-91 viaduct may increase economic development, but the plan's viability is uncertain.
Dave Roback / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said his administration will review a state study that recommends keeping intact the Interstate 91 viaduct through Springfield. 

A train sitting on the platform at Union Station in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

A 30-plus-member advisory panel looking at expanded east-west passenger rail service in Massachusetts meets for the first time Tuesday.

Gas Executives On Hot Seat At Massachusetts Statehouse

Dec 11, 2018
Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka, with House Speaker Robert DeLeo, said this week the Senate will "hopefully" take up Gov. Charlie Baker's gas safety bill and "maybe make some tweaks to it."
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Five gas utility executives faced sharp questions from Massachusetts lawmakers Tuesday as a House-Senate committee begins to investigate the safety of the state's natural gas distribution infrastructure.

Water customers around Hartford who are having trouble paying their bill could be eligible for assistance. That’s because Operation Fuel has teamed up with the MDC to help households struggling with payments.

State utility regulators have approved the transfer of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant to NorthStar, a demolition company that has has committed to decommissioning the plant decades earlier than previously planned.

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