1. 6-inch fix on Springfield's Union Station platform will cost state $5 million

    6-inch fix on Springfield's Union Station platform will cost state $5 million

    The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will spend $5 million widening a train platform at Springfield's Union Station so it complies with modern handicapped accessibility standards. Commissioners of the Springfield Redevelopment Authority approved the change order Tuesday at a special meeting. The Authority owns the station on Frank B. Murray Street and is managing its redevelopment into an intermodal rail and bus transportation hub, a project long championed by U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, a former Springfield mayor. The $88.5-million project is state and federally funded.

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