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Massachusetts Considers Letting Electric Bikes in Bike Lanes

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are considering whether to begin allowing electric bicycles in bike lanes. Currently electric bikes are prohibited on bike paths because they're categorized as mopeds, though advocates for bicyclists say the law is largely unenforced. The Boston Globe reports that some state lawmakers are now pushing...
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Town company touts first solar-powered electric box truck in Mass.

Intelligent Labor and Moving of Arlington has received the first electric box truck in the state through a Massachusetts program encouraging such vehicles. The vehicle secured through the state MOR-EV rebate program is not only electric, but is charged by the solar panels on the roof of Intelligent Labor’s warehouse.
Government Technology

Massachusetts City Officials Consider Lifting E-Bike Ban

(TNS) — City officials are hoping to crack open state law and... allow electric bikes on city roads. The City Council is reviewing a proposal from Mayor Kim Driscoll to allow electric bikes (or e-bikes) to be used in the city. The issue was sent to the body's ordinance committee after a concern was raised over where the bikes would be allowed to ride and whether specific situations — like e-bikes on sidewalks — are safe.

Massachusetts electric school bus helps power electricity grid in breakthrough for vehicle-to-grid technology

In a historic breakthrough for local clean energy, an electric school bus in Beverly, Massachusetts, successfully delivered power back to the electricity grid for more than 50 hours over the course of the summer. This is the first time an electric school bus has been leveraged as an energy resource by the regional utility National Grid in New England and among the first instances in the United States that an electric school bus has supported the electric grid in this way.

Spend The Night In An Authentic 1919 Railroad Caboose In The Middle Of Massachusetts’ Berkshire Foothills

Between places for camping and glamping, inns, and Airbnbs, there is no shortage of interesting accommodations in Massachusetts. Add a historical element to the mix, and you can stay somewhere quite unforgettable. Located in the historic small town of Chester, you’ll find a glamping accommodation that’s sure to be unlike anywhere else you’ve ever spent the night. And if you love trains, then you’ll love sleeping in this authentic Vintage Caboose Rental.
Government Technology

High-Tech Buoy to Improve Safety Off Massachusetts Coast

(TNS) — A new high-tech buoy that measures wave height and direction, and provides mariners with real-time weather information intended to improve navigational safety, will be installed soon in Buzzards Bay. The buoy will be placed about 4 nautical miles southwest of Cuttyhunk Island as a joint project of several...

An Open Letter to the Massachusetts RMV About Its Torturous Hold Music

Can we be honest with ourselves for a moment? No one likes dealing with the RMV, no matter what the situation. It's got nothing to do with the people, they're just doing their jobs. It's knowing that regardless of the reason, it will never be a 20-minute process. Whether you schedule an in-person meeting or decide to call, the time spent doing so is never easy.

Unsprung Moto rally in Turners Falls looks to highlight Western Mass. as ‘a motorcycle destination’

TURNERS FALLS — Nova Motorcycles’ Unsprung Moto Road Rally and Open House will kick back into gear for its fourth annual event on Saturday. After a hiatus in 2020, the rally will feature 32 riders with motorcycles both old and new. The riders will traverse a 70-mile morning route and a 98-mile afternoon route before returning to Nova Motorcycles at 147 Second St. for an open house. There will also be four agility courses.