The alternative fuel is more expensive than regular diesel, but proponents say it cuts down on air pollution and extends the engine life of vehicles. Fleet managers are considering the alternative to help meet federal pollution rules.
A proposal for the $6.6 billion project calls for public transportation to link directly to one of the airport's terminals. The city has set aside $450 million to soundproof local schools and homes that would be affected by the expansion.
One Massachusetts man has set his sights on building an underwater power plant that would generate power from the currents of the Cape Cod Canal. Joseph Ignazio, a retired Army Corps engineer, has proposed his experiment to the Army Corps of Engineers.
Under President Bush's proposed tax cut, businesses would received bigger write downs on equipment purchases and middle-class Americans may receive child care tax credit and an extension of unemployment benefits. While Democrats vow to derail it, some economists are not sure it would make a difference in the sputtering economy.