INFRASTRUCTURE

The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon, Vermont, stopped operations in December 2014.
United States Nuclear Regulatory Comission / Creative Commons

The owner of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant says it has completed the sale of the plant to a demolition company. 

Senator Richard Blumenthal has condemned Metro-North and many other railroads for failing to implement Positive Train Control safety technology. Only four of more than 40 railroads have installed the technology which can control train speeds and prevent collisions and derailments in the event of human error. 

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.

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