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Senators, White House in talks to finish infrastructure bill

Jul. 26, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators and the White House were locked in intense negotiations Monday to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure mounting on all sides to wrap up talks and show progress on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Despite weeks of...

Boston, MBTA announce free bus fare pilot program

Jul. 26, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Riders who board the MBTA's Route 28 buses in Boston later this year won't have to pay a fare under a three-month pilot program announced Monday. The program that starts Aug. 29 will last until Nov. 29, according to a statement from the office of acting...

Senators race to overcome final snags in infrastructure deal

Jul. 25, 2021 22:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers racing to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal early this coming week are hitting a major roadblock over how much money should go to public transit, the group’s lead Republican negotiator said Sunday. As discussions continued through the...

Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure

Jul. 24, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizations representing long-term care facilities on Friday urged lawmakers working on a bipartisan infrastructure plan to avoid dipping into COVID-relief funds to help pay for the roughly $600 billion in new spending sought for the public works buildout. ...

Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure

Jul. 23, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizations representing long-term care facilities on Friday urged lawmakers working on a bipartisan infrastructure plan to avoid dipping into COVID-relief funds to help pay for the roughly $600 billion in new spending sought for the public works buildout. ...

FAA approves rail line linking Manhattan, LaGuardia airport

Jul. 20, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday issued final approval for a monorail connecting trains from Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport, giving the go-ahead for the roughly $2 billion project to pursue federal funding. The elevated 1.5-mile...

Man files civil rights lawsuit against MBTA, 3 officers

Jul. 16, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man who says he was beaten by transit police in 2018 has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the MBTA and three of its officers. Anthony Watson, who was homeless when he was allegedly beaten on a Red Line train in Dorchester and held in jail for...

Pakistan says deadly bus crash may have been terror attack

Jul. 15, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Thursday said an initial investigation into a deadly bus crash the previous day in the country's northwest found “traces of explosives" at the site, raising the possibility the incident was a terror attack. A bus carrying dozens of...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jul. 14, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

Crossville Chronicle. July 12, 2021. Editorial: TN shouldn’t be picking tourism winners & losers Tourism is big business in Tennessee. In 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic brought travel to a screeching halt, tourists spent...

Report: Economic "center of gravity" could shift from Boston

Jul. 13, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The rise of hybrid and remote work during the past year and a half is just one of the ways the future of business in Massachusetts could change in the post-pandemic years — shifting the state’s economic “center of gravity” away from the greater Boston core, according...