Work has begun on a $6.9 million upgrade to the entrance plaza and traffic pattern for Providence Station, where several thousand commuters each day access Amtrak or Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trains.
People who live in cities are facing ever-longer commutes to work. The pool of jobs that were within the typical commuting distance in the country’s biggest metropolitan areas shrank by 7 percent between 2000 and 2012, a new report finds.
Three was a magic number for America last year. The U.S. economy added 3.1 million jobs. Gasoline plunged below $3 a gallon. As a result, driving topped 3 trillion miles for the first time in seven years and is poised to climb higher this year.
Freight brokers Fred Deschamps and Eric Broomfield say they chose the word "beacon" as part of their company name three years ago to "shine a light" on an otherwise "shady" industry.
"Our goal is to be a beacon in a sea of darkness," said …