1. Western Mass. rail travel expansion, Springfield Union Station project, on track for 2014

    Western Mass. rail travel expansion, Springfield Union Station project, on track for 2014

    The $83 million Union Station Intermodal Transportation and Rail Center renovations in Springfield have hit some snags that caused delays and will increase the total cost, said Kevin Kennedy, the city’s chief development officer.  He said, “Everything is moving along slowly but surely.” Kennedy said he does not have the total cost of the project now, but is working to establish the figure.  He said abatement problems, such as asbestos and other issues, turned out to be quite extensive both on the roof and inside the baggage building. Now plans are for the baggage building to start to come ...

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