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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

MBTA reports on rise for aggravated assaults

By Martine Powers , Globe Staff

Apple-picking has started to become a fruitless pursuit for thieves on the T — leading to fewer thefts on the region’s transit system.

Construction in Huron Village creates parking headaches

By Martine Powers , Globe Staff

The project has hampered travel through West Cambridge by gutting sidewalks and shuttering roads to traffic.

Starts & Stops

Drivers of rental cars still liable for paying tolls on Tobin Bridge

By Martine Powers , Globe Staff

Rental car companies have already figured this problem out — and they certainly won’t be the ones stuck with the bill.

Weekly Poll

Voters would pay for road fixes — close to home

By Martine Powers , Globe Staff

Mass. voters are sensitive to whether their taxes will go toward infrastructure upgrades nearby, a new Boston Globe poll finds.