Martine Powers

Martine Powers is the transportation reporter for the Globe, covering everything from the MBTA and the Big Dig to innovative street design and and Boston’s growing bike community. A graduate of Yale University with a degree in African American Studies, Powers joined the Globe in 2011. She also has worked for the Tampa Bay Times and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Latest stories

MassDOT moves to end delays on Worcester rail line

By Martine Powers , Globe staff

For years, this line has suffered from summertime speed restrictions, directly related to high temperatures.


E-ZPass phishing scam reported amid tolling changes

By Martine Powers , Globe Staff

As changes loom on the Tobin Bridge, beware of emails purportedly from the transponder company.

Starts & Stops

Tip to cut vehicle inspection wait time

By Martine Powers , Globe Staff

Never, ever get your vehicle inspected on the first or last day of each month.

RMV site down before fee hikes

By Martine Powers , Globe staff

Some customers say it is unfair that the agency decided to perform routine maintenance in the days before the fees increased.