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Mass. Enacts Hands-Free Law

Massachusetts has passed a hands-free driving law that makes it the 16th state in the nation to pass such a law, according to media reports.

Mass. Provides Alt-Fuel Fleet Grants

Massachusetts will provide state grants to help municipal fleets replace gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles with electric vehicles and add EV charging infrastructure, Gov. Deval Patrick announced this week.

MIT Report: Stiffer Pavements Can Improve Fuel Economy

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study concluded that concrete pavements, inherently stiffer than asphalt, can reduce a vehicle's "footprint" and gas costs. Using stiffer pavements can reduce fuel consumption by as much as 3%.