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    1. PVTA launches Amherst to Worcester intercity service

      PVTA launches Amherst to Worcester intercity service

      The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority, in partnership with the Quaboag Connector, began operating Amherst to Worcester Intercity Service on Thursday. The Amherst to Worcester Intercity Route is set to operate Thursday through Monday with three trips daily on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday and two trips on Sunday. This will provide a direct route from Amherst to Worcester and allow riders from Western Massachusetts to connect directly with the MVTA’s Framingham Worcester Line.

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    2. Non-stop Flights to Columbus, Norfolk, and Pittsburgh Launch at Bradley

      Non-stop Flights to Columbus, Norfolk, and Pittsburgh Launch at Bradley

      The Connecticut Airport Authority announced that Bradley International Airport has launched new, non-stop service to Columbus, Ohio; Norfolk, Va; and Pittsburgh with Breeze Airways. These three launches follow the airline’s recent debut at Bradley and its inaugural non-stop service to Charleston, S.C. “We are incredibly honored to have welcomed Breeze Airways to Bradley International Airport this spring and to now have all four of its new non-stop routes officially launched,” said Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “All four destinations are new destinations, offering affordable access and added convenience for our passenger base. I thank ...

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    3. Amtrak to Relaunch Valley Flyer Service on July 26

      Amtrak to Relaunch Valley Flyer Service on July 26

      Starting on July 26, Amtrak and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will restart the Valley Flyer round-trip train service between Greenfield and New Haven, Conn., which suspended three trains on March 30, 2020 due to fewer travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In August 2019, Amtrak and MassDOT launched a new, state-supported passenger train called the Valley Flyer, which travels between Greenfield and New Haven with intermediate station stops. In New Haven, the train connects with Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor service and Metro-North’s New Haven Line service.

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    4. Bradley International Airport

      Bradley International Airport

      Kevin Dillon can see a number of signs of much-needed progress at Bradley International Airport, starting with the parking garage. Until quite recently, it was all the parking the airport needed to handle not only the passenger volume at the facility, but all the employees as well. In fact, it was far more than enough. But over the past few months, things have started changing. “Now, most days, we’re starting to fill the parking garage, and we opened up two additional surface lots — and that’s a good sign,” said Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority, adding ...

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    5. Study Shows Nearly 10-to-1 Economic-development Return on Passenger-rail Investments

      Study Shows Nearly 10-to-1 Economic-development Return on Passenger-rail Investments

      A new report commissioned by the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), in consultation with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), has found a nearly 10-to-1 return on investments in passenger rail between New Haven and Worcester via the Hartford-Springfield metro area. U.S. Reps. Richard Neal (MA-01) and John Larson (CT-01) joined the heads of the two agencies at Union Station ion Springfield on May 6 to announce these findings and renew calls for a strong interstate commuter program along this inland route.

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    6. The Economic Benefits of Regional Rail Investment in Metro Hartford-Springfield

      The Economic Benefits of Regional Rail Investment in Metro Hartford-Springfield

      This report presents the study’s background and key findings in a narrative format. The Hartford Line, a regional rail service connecting New Haven, Hartford, and Springfield, opened in 2018, following a significant investment in the corridor’s rail infrastructure and rolling stock.The work remaining to be done includes electrification, additional rolling stock, a replacement of the Connecticut River Bridge at Windsor Locks, double-tracking of key segments, five new or relocated stations, and upgrading the downtown Hartford rail viaduct.

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    7. Bradley International Airport to Debut Non-stop Service to Atlanta on Frontier Airlines

      Bradley International Airport to Debut Non-stop Service to Atlanta on Frontier Airlines

      The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) announced the debut of non-stop service from Bradley International Airport (BDL) to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) on Frontier Airlines. “We’re delighted to announce new, non-stop service between Hartford and Atlanta,” said Tyri Squyres, vice president of Marketing at Frontier Airlines. “Our focus is delivering ‘low fares done right,’ and this new service represents our continued commitment to affordable flying and expanding travel opportunities for Connecticut flyers.” The service will commence on June 11 and will operate four times per week. To view flight times and booking information, visit www.flyfrontier.com.

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    8. Bradley International Airport to Launch Non-stop Service to Miami with JetBlue

      Bradley International Airport to Launch Non-stop Service to Miami with JetBlue

      The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) announced the debut of new, non-stop service from Bradley International Airport (BDL) to Miami International Airport (MIA) on JetBlue. “Connecting customers in the Northeast and South Florida has been a hallmark of JetBlue’s success for more than 20 years, and offering our award-winning service and low fares between Hartford and Miami means we can attract new customers and grow in both regions,” said Scott Laurence, head of revenue and planning for JetBlue.”

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    9. Bradley International Airport Launches Non-stop Service to Nashville

      Bradley International Airport Launches Non-stop Service to Nashville

      The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) announced the launch of Southwest Airlines flights from Bradley International Airport to Nashville International Airport (BNA) in Tennessee. “We are excited to launch Southwest Airlines’ non-stop service to Nashville from Bradley International Airport,” said Kevin Dillon, executive director of the CAA. “Nashville is a popular destination that also offers key connectivity to major destinations across Southwest’s West Coast network. The launch of this service significantly enhances our non-stop offering for our travelers, and, with its introduction, we are pleased to strengthen our long-standing partnership with Southwest Airlines.”

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    10. Bradley International Airport Recognized in USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

      Bradley International Airport Recognized in USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

      The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) announced that USA Today has named Bradley International Airport a winner in its 2021 10Best Readers’ Choice travel contest in the “Best Small Airport” category. Bradley placed seventh out of 15 airports that were selected by industry experts as the best across the nation. “We are thrilled to be recognized by our passengers and industry experts as being among the best of the best,” said Kevin Dillon, executive director of the CAA. “I believe this speaks volumes of our entire airport community’s commitment to our passengers and providing an exceptional customer experience even amidst ...

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    11. Vote Bradley Airport the Best Small Airport in the Nation!

      Vote Bradley Airport the Best Small Airport in the Nation!

      This week, we received news that Bradley Airport has been nominated in USA Today's 2021 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards. The USA Today expert panel selected the airport as a contender for Best Small Airport in the nation. Now through February 1st, you can vote (one vote per day, per device) for the airport at https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-small-airport-2020/bradley-international-airport-windsor-locks-connecticut/

      This is an exciting opportunity to highlight Bradley on a national level, especially during these challenging times. We hope you can help us by voting (as frequently as possible) for BDL!

       

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    12. Massachusetts Department of Transportation East-West Passenger Rail Study Update

      Massachusetts Department of Transportation East-West Passenger Rail Study Update

      MassDOT has released the Final Report for the East-West Passenger Rail Study. The study examines the potential benefits, costs, and investments necessary to connect people in western Massachusetts communities with central and eastern Massachusetts using a passenger rail service that provides fast, frequent, attractive service in a cost-effective and achievable manner.

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    13. Bradley International Airport Earns COVID-19 Health Accreditation

      Bradley International Airport Earns COVID-19 Health Accreditation

      The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) announced that Bradley International Airport has received the Airport Health Accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) World. The organization’s Airport Health Accreditation program evaluates new health and safety measures and procedures introduced at airports worldwide in response to COVID-19.

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    14. Bradley Airport Enhances COVID-19 Testing Site in Response to High Demand

      Bradley Airport Enhances COVID-19 Testing Site in Response to High Demand

      The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) announced that enhancements have been made to the on-airport testing program at Bradley International Airport in response to strong interest from the traveling public. As the travel industry navigates the complexity surrounding COVID-19, the CAA has taken strong, proactive measures to ensure the continued well-being of passengers at Bradley. This includes the introduction of a COVID-19 testing site, which was opened in late September to further enhance safety and convenience.

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    15. Bradley International Airport to Launch Non-stop Service to Nashville

      Bradley International Airport to Launch Non-stop Service to Nashville

      The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) announced the debut of new, non-stop service from Bradley International Airport to Nashville International Airport on Southwest Airlines. “Southwest is excited to offer travelers from Bradley International Airport daily service to the vibrant city of Nashville beginning in March 2021,” said Brian Parrish, a spokesperson for Southwest Airlines. In addition to offering Music City as a non-stop Southwest destination from BDL, the new service will provide convenient, one-stop connections to over 40 other Southwest destinations currently served via Nashville International Airport. We appreciate the continued support from New England customers.”

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    16. PVTA gets $680K federal grant to plan bus improvements

      PVTA gets $680K federal grant to plan bus improvements

      The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority will receive $680,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation to reduce travel times and create greater access to jobs for rural residents in Western Massachusetts. The money will fund a transit review and improvement planning study, the Department of Transportation said Wednesday. That would include recommendations for improved transit services and facilities, new routes, modern fare collection systems and integrating low or no-emission buses.

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    17. MBTA warns of 15-month delay for Springfield-built CRRC Orange Line cars

      MBTA warns of 15-month delay for Springfield-built CRRC Orange Line cars

      CRRC subway cars for the MBTA Orange Line and Red Line will be delayed by at least a year, T officials announced Monday. CRRC, which employs 177 union production workers at its sprawling plant in East Springfield, pinned blame for the delays on the coronavirus pandemic. Spokeswoman Lydia Rivera cited changes to technical specifications and workforce challenges.

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    18. Bradley to Launch Expanded Service on JetBlue with Four New Non-stop Routes

      Bradley to Launch Expanded Service on JetBlue with Four New Non-stop Routes

      The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) announced non-stop service to four new destinations from Bradley International Airport on JetBlue. These new destinations include Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Cancún, Mexico. “One of Connecticut’s best competitive assets is its international airport in such close proximity to so many of our communities and employers,” Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said. “This strengthening of the partnership with JetBlue shows once again how important Bradley International Airport is to our present and our future. More routes and a strong international airport are key to Connecticut’s success.”

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