Bruce Mohl

Editor, CommonWealth

About Bruce Mohl

Bruce Mohl is the editor of CommonWealth magazine. Bruce came to CommonWealth from the Boston Globe, where he spent nearly 30 years in a wide variety of positions covering business and politics. He covered the Massachusetts State House and served as the Globe’s State House bureau chief in the late 1980s. He also reported for the Globe’s Spotlight Team, winning a Loeb award in 1992 for coverage of conflicts of interest in the state’s pension system. He served as the Globe’s political editor in 1994 and went on to cover consumer issues for the newspaper. At CommonWealth, Bruce helped launch the magazine’s website and has written about a wide range of issues with a special focus on politics, tax policy, energy, and gambling. Bruce is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He lives in Dorchester.

About Bruce Mohl

Bruce Mohl is the editor of CommonWealth magazine. Bruce came to CommonWealth from the Boston Globe, where he spent nearly 30 years in a wide variety of positions covering business and politics. He covered the Massachusetts State House and served as the Globe’s State House bureau chief in the late 1980s. He also reported for the Globe’s Spotlight Team, winning a Loeb award in 1992 for coverage of conflicts of interest in the state’s pension system. He served as the Globe’s political editor in 1994 and went on to cover consumer issues for the newspaper. At CommonWealth, Bruce helped launch the magazine’s website and has written about a wide range of issues with a special focus on politics, tax policy, energy, and gambling. Bruce is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He lives in Dorchester.

Stories by Bruce Mohl

T notes: Pollack slams Keolis on-time performance

T notes: Pollack slams Keolis on-time performance

Control board backs livestreaming of meetings, appoints Kadish

TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY STEPHANIE POLLACK took Keolis Commuter Service to task on Monday for failing to improve its on-time performance. Pollack acknowledged after the meeting of the Fiscal and Management Control Board that she was frustrated, but her comments indicated she was tired of the never-ending stream of explanations from Keolis for delays. Keolis is the(...)

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Problems surface with T’s collision-avoidance contract

Problems surface with T’s collision-avoidance contract

Board chair calls quality assurance issues ‘really disturbing’

THE PRIVATE CONTRACTOR installing a $459 million system to prevent commuter rail train collisions came under heavy fire on Monday for failing to detect problems with its work that were spotted after-the-fact by consultants working for the MBTA. In a presentation to the T’s Fiscal and Management Control Board, project manager Karen Antion was mostly(...)

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Fare verification spurs electronic ticket sales

Fare verification spurs electronic ticket sales

Double-digit increases an indicator of less evasion

KEOLIS COMMUTER SERVICES  said on Monday that its emerging fare verification initiative is spurring the sale of an average of 1,500 to 2,000 more electronic tickets a day for commuter rail trips. The higher sales figures don’t necessarily mean all those purchases are by people who previously tried to avoid paying their fares, but Keolis(...)

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Senate to unveil Medicaid legislation

Senate to unveil Medicaid legislation

Rosenberg says bill will include Baker, commission proposals

THE SENATE IS PREPARING to unveil legislation designed to pare back the cost of health care and MassHealth by cobbling together ideas put forth by Gov. Charlie Baker, a commission on hospital price variation, and a Senate research study. At a cost trends hearing on Monday hosted by the Health Policy Commission, Senate President Stanley(...)

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Rick Perry links pipelines, natural security

Rick Perry links pipelines, natural security

Region's grid operator to release fuel security study next month

THERE WAS MORE NEWS out of Washington this week suggesting that the federal government could intervene to override local opposition to natural gas pipelines in order to protect national security. According to press reports, Energy Secretary Rick Perry singled out New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his political opposition to building new pipeline capacity in(...)

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Polito promises transportation commission

Polito promises transportation commission

Focus, and whether revenues will be on table, are unclear

LT. GOV. KARYN POLITO said the administration intends to follow the advice of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation and sign an executive order creating a commission to examine the state’s transportation needs and develop a plan to pay for them. Polito made the announcement at an event Wednesday hosted by the Taxpayers Foundation. Two Baker administration(...)

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Business groups giving MBTA $500,000

Business groups giving MBTA $500,000

Head of CEO group says 7 organizations have pledged money

A COALITION OF BUSINESS GROUPS plans to give the MBTA $500,000 on Monday to help pay for initiatives to recruit, train, and retrain workers. MBTA officials announced a series of human resource initiatives on Monday that they hoped to launch with the help of a prominent business group, but they gave no indication of how(...)

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Study raises transportation concerns, punts on solution

Study raises transportation concerns, punts on solution

Funding shortfall seen as people buy fewer cars, less gas

THE MASSACHUSETTS TAXPAYERS FOUNDATION released a report on Tuesday raising concerns about the state’s ability to maintain and improve its transportation infrastructure, but called for another study of the issues involved rather than more revenues or other steps to address the problem. The study, portrayed as an update of a 2007 Transportation Finance Commission report,(...)

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T notes: RIDE call center consolidation delayed again

T notes: RIDE call center consolidation delayed again

Green Line trains speeding up slowly

THE MBTA ON MONDAY said it is once again postponing the consolidation of all of its paratransit call centers under one roof, saying the company in charge of the operation is still not ready to absorb the last facility. The T has merged two call centers under a contract with Global Contract Services, which is(...)

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T develops wish list for biz group funding

T develops wish list for biz group funding

10-20% performance bonuses part of hiring, retention initiative

MBTA OFFICIALS, looking to one of the state’s business groups for help in hiring and retaining staff, unveiled a wish list of initiatives on Monday that could end up costing between $750,000 and $1 million a year depending on participation. The Massachusetts Competitive Partnership, a group of high-powered CEOs from some of the state’s top(...)

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