Massachusetts’s public transportation system, facing its usual heap of debt, is leaning again toward fare hikes and service cuts to fill the gap, but a coalition of state organizations is eyeing alternatives to providing help for the MBTA and also to boost long-term highway and other transportation maintenance.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority cites a drop in ridership numbers as a motivation behind considering cutting all weekend commuter rail trains from the schedule.
After a unanimous vote of approval from the School Committee last week, Melrose’s middle and high school are one step closer to getting solar on their rooftops.
During their meeting on Tuesday, March 12, School Committee members voted in support of installing a 301-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system on top of the building.
In 2011, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) selected Ameresco Inc. — a provider of energy efficiency and renewable energy systems for facilities — as the region’s supplier for solar Energy Management Services (EMS).
MAPC is now accepting applications for our Charles Eliot Scholarship, awarded each year to a student in a secondary school in the MAPC region who is planning to further his/her education in a field related to land-use planning. Application deadline is April 26, 2013.