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    1. I-91 Springfield viaduct 6 months ahead of schedule, MassDOT chief says

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      I-91 Springfield viaduct 6 months ahead of schedule, MassDOT chief says

      The $183.3 million reconstruction of Interstate 91 through downtown Springfield is six months ahead of schedule because of the incentives for speedy work the state built into the contractors deals, said Stephanie Pollack, Massachusetts secretary of transportation and CEO of MassDOT. All highway ramps and lanes are expected to open to the public in December 2017. Final completion and punch list work, like signs and landscaping, won't be done until 2018.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    2. Gov. Baker, CRRC executives to attend 'topping off' of East Springfield train car factory

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      Gov. Baker, CRRC executives to attend 'topping off' of East Springfield train car factory

      Gov. Charlie Baker will join executives from rail car maker CRRC MA, Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and others Thursday to conduct a "topping off" ceremony for CRRC MA's new $95 million plant in East Springfield. The ceremony is stet to being at noon, according to the governor's office. Also scheduled to speak are: state Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash, Department of Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, MBTA acting General Manager Brian Shortsleeve; CRRC Vice President Yu Weiping and CRRC MA President and Chairman Chuanhe Zhou.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.

    3. Tesla builds electric car Superchargers at Lee Big Y

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      Tesla builds electric car Superchargers at Lee Big Y

      High-end electric car maker Tesla Motors is building one of its Supercharger stations at the Big Y World Class Market here. The charging stations are part of what Tesla calls the most convenient and extensive network of electric auto charging stations. In an email, Tesla spokeswoman Sonja Koch said the chargers are capable of providing up to 120 kilowatts of power and replenishing 150 miles of range in 30 minutes.  The Lee site will be Tesla's second area charger. One opened in February at The Riverdale shops, 935 Riverdale St., West Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   West Springfield   Springfield

    4. 6-inch fix on Springfield's Union Station platform will cost state $5 million

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      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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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    5. Aer Lingus Flights Seen as Boost for Airline, Bradley, Region

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      Aer Lingus Flights Seen as Boost for Airline, Bradley, Region

      As they talked about the Aer Lingus flights set to begin at Bradley International Airport late next month, Kevin Dillon and Keith Butler used strikingly similar language as they discussed what the service means to their respective organizations. Indeed, Dillon, executive director and CEO of the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA), which manages Bradley, and Butler, chief commercial officer for the Dublin, Ireland-based airline, said the timing for this venture is ideal, that the flight represents a key component of their respective growth strategies, and that it could be a catalyst for more developments of this type.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Boeing   Springfield

    6. Westfield Transit Pavilion takes shape

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      Westfield Transit Pavilion takes shape

      The steel frame is up for the $6 million Westfield Transit Pavilion at Elm and Arnold streets, a project called the first new building constructed in Westfield's downtown in decades. Forish Construction in Westfield is the general contractor, according to its websiteReinhardt Associates of Agawam are the architects. According to the firm's website, it also designed the Holyoke Multimodal Transportation Facility, which opened in 2010. A grand opening of the Westfield Transit Pavilion is expected in March 2017.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Westfield

    7. Federal study outlines proposed $1.2 billion expansion of passenger rail in Northeast with...

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      Federal study outlines proposed $1.2 billion expansion of passenger rail in Northeast with...

      A federal study that details the proposed expansion of passenger rail service in the Northeast, with Springfield serving as a key connection, was praised by local advocates Wednesday as a project with great promise and benefits to the region and state. The three-prong expansion of passenger rail service in the Northeast would serve an estimated 323,000 riders annually in Massachusetts alone, according to the study known as the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative (NNEIRI), citing 2035 ridership estimates.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer   Springfield

    8. Springfield Union Station: Peter Pan Bus Lines in negotiations to operate from restored transit hub, hopeful of deal

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      Springfield Union Station: Peter Pan Bus Lines in negotiations to operate from restored transit hub, hopeful of deal

      Peter Pan Bus Lines is negotiating to move its Springfield bus station and ticket counter into the renovated Union Station Regional Intermodal Transportation Center while acknowledging that a deal must be reached soon if Peter Pan is to be part of passenger train station's planned January opening. "We are still in discussions. We have not signed up yet," said Michael Sharff, director of planning and development for Peter Pan. "We do want to move there. It promises to be a beautiful facility. Bringing the modes together is something that is attractive to us."

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    9. Gov. Baker widens scope of Springfield rail study; narrows time frame

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      Gov. Baker widens scope of Springfield rail study; narrows time frame

      Baker, in a veto message to the Legislature issued last week, struck out lawmakers' language from the budget and instead called for a broader study that would include highway travel by automobile and buses, as well as freight rail. Baker said he wants the Pioneer Valley to study ways to coordinate and integrate all those travel options as well as looking at the 90-minute train trip from Springfield to Boston. Baker also set a firmer timetable for the study, saying a Pioneer Valley transportation working group is to commence no later than Oct. 1 and have a study prepared and ...

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    10. Aer Lingus Winter Travel Promotion

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      Aer Lingus Winter Travel Promotion

      Great Savings on travel to Europe

      This offseason Aer Lingus, Ireland’s national airline is welcoming guests to the Emerald Isle and Europe with extra low fares, equating to seven months of savings! Take advantage of fares to Europe starting at $499* roundtrip. Sale ends on Thursday, July 21, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Fares are available for travel on Aer Lingus’ scheduled, direct transatlantic services November 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. Seats are limited.

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    11. Union Station Project Chugs Toward Its Destination

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      Union Station Project Chugs Toward Its Destination

      As he talked about the massive, $88.5 million Union Station redevelopment project, Richard Fairbanks made early and frequent references to its many stages, the critical sequencing of its various components, and the formidable challenge of handling this work while partnering with — and dealing with — a veritable alphabet soup of agencies and stakeholders. They range from CSX, the transportation giant that runs trains through the facility, to the SRA (Springfield Redevelopment Authority), which owns the property, to MassDOT (Mass. Department of Transportation), which is essentially calling most of the shots.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    12. Opening of Springfield Union Station platform delayed

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      Opening of Springfield Union Station platform delayed

      The Springfield Redevelopment Authority is delaying the opening of a new train boarding platform at Union Station. The station itself will open in January. Passengers will access trains from the new terminal by passing through the renovated portion of the tunnel into the current Amtrak lobby and using the existing boarding platform on the Lyman Street side as they do today, Springfield Redevelopment Authority Director Chris Moskal said in a news release.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    13. MassDOT to host public meeting with I-91 Springfield updates, Q&A

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      MassDOT to host public meeting with I-91 Springfield updates, Q&A

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will host a public meeting and forum on its ongoing Interstate 91 downtown Springfield viaduct rehabilitation project on June 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame theater, 1000 Hall of Fame Ave. MassDOT promises that its engineers and contractors will provide details on the construction and demolition progress to date, existing lane and ramp closures and detour routes. The presentation will conclude with a question and answer session.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    14. Senate approves study of Boston to Springfield high-speed rail | masslive.com

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      Senate approves study of Boston to Springfield high-speed rail | masslive.com

      The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday voted unanimously in favor of an amendment to study the feasibility of high-speed passenger rail between Boston and Springfield.  The vote was 39-0 on an amendment sponsored by State Sen. Eric Lesser, D-Longmeadow.  'I believe there are really few projects that would do more to improve life or bring increased opportunity for us in Western Massachusetts than reliable, fast east-west rail service,' Lesser said in an interview.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    15. PVTA to introduce electric buses on Holyoke-Springfield line | masslive.com

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      PVTA to introduce electric buses on Holyoke-Springfield line | masslive.com

      The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority of Western Massachusetts will introduce three electric buses to the P21 route that connects Holyoke, Chicopee and Springfield in September.  The buses will offer a cleaner, quieter ride and long-term savings, administrator Mary L. MacInnes said.  Each bus cost $860,000 to purchase, about twice the price of an average diesel fueled bus. Though electric buses feature a higher sticker price they cost less to operate without the need to refuel at the pump.
      'Over the life of each vehicle, we should save $350,000 in maintaining and operating costs,' MacInnes said.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    16. Peter Pan bus Lines adds new Hyannis-to-Boston and Logan Airport service | masslive.com

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      Peter Pan bus Lines adds new Hyannis-to-Boston and Logan Airport service | masslive.com

      Peter Pan Bus Lines will add new daily express service for Cape Cod running between Hyannis, Boston and Logan International Airport.  The new bus route starts Monday, May 2.  The bus will originate from the Hyannis Transportation Center. The route will also service the Barnstable and Sagamore park-and-ride lots, which offer free commuter parking.  Peter Pan's website, peterpan.com, advertises fares as low as $8.50 with buses departing Hyannis at 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The bus is expected to arrive at Logan one hour and 50 ...

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      Mentions:   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    17. Behind the Scenes: A look inside Springfield's Union Station redevelopment project  | masslive.com

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      Behind the Scenes: A look inside Springfield's Union Station redevelopment project  | masslive.com

      Springfield's Union Station was once where 'one entered the city like a god' to borrow the memorable phrase written of New York City's vanished Pennsylvania Station.
      Dormant since the 1970s, Union Station in Springfield is nearing the moment of its rebirth following an $88.5 million rehabilitation that took decades to get moving but is expected to be completed after just about two years of work.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    18. New bus service links Northampton, Amherst and North Quabbin communities to Boston | masslive.com

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      New bus service links Northampton, Amherst and North Quabbin communities to Boston | masslive.com

      The privately-owned Shelburne Falls company, MAX Bus, launched its expanded route on April 11 in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Pioneer Valley commuters can now hop on the bus at designated locations in downtown Northampton, Florence and Amherst at around 5 a.m. and get to Boston by 8:50 a.m. through a train connection in Leominster.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    19. MassDOT seeking public input on transportation priorities in Westfield, Pittsfield and Greenfield | masslive.com

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      MassDOT seeking public input on transportation priorities in Westfield, Pittsfield and Greenfield | masslive.com

      State transportation officials will hold a series of public meetings to solicit citizens' input on a draft five-year, multibillion-dollar Capital Investment Plan for long-term highway, air, rail and transit investments across the commonwealth.  In Western Massachusetts, MassDOT officials will conduct a series of meetings this month and next to identify and prioritize investments that most benefit the state's long-term goals of 'mobility, sustainability, and broad-based prosperity.'

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      Mentions:   Greenfield   Westfield

    20. Trains in the Valley advocacy group pushes for more rail in Pioneer Valley | masslive.com

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      Trains in the Valley advocacy group pushes for more rail in Pioneer Valley | masslive.com

      A pair of local rail enthusiasts are starting a group -- one that will be both online and have real-life meetups -- to promote and share information on passenger and freight rail in the Pioneer Valley.  'Ultimately, it should evolve into a rail advocacy group,' said Zane Lumelsky who founded Trains in the Valley with Ben Heckscher. 'The website is a tool to get people involved.'  They are organizing a kick-off meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 at the Platform sports bar in Northampton's historic Union Station.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    21. Demolition of Westfield's Flahive Building to lead way for transit center | masslive.com

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      Demolition of Westfield's Flahive Building to lead way for transit center | masslive.com

      PVTA had already announced the razing of the Flahive Building and a spring start for construction of the tansit pavilion when plans for the center were approved last year by the Planning Board.  Sullivan said the start of the project now is the result of 'a lot of assistance by Gov. Charlie Baker and especially Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito.'  He explained that Polito was instrumental is securing a MassWorks Grant in the amount of $1.7 million, the 'final financial piece of the pie to make this transit center a re

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    22. Pioneer Valley looks to leverage $643M Connecticut passenger rail investment in New Haven-Hartford-Springfield line

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      Pioneer Valley looks to leverage $643M Connecticut passenger rail investment in New Haven-Hartford-Springfield line

      Connecticut is spending $643 million in state and federal money improving the rail line from Springfield south to New Haven, with plans to run frequent commuter service by the beginning of 2018. And now is the time, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal said Friday, for Springfield and the Pioneer Valley to figure out how to leverage that investment and cooperate with Connecticut to bring more passenger rail service here going both north-south and running east-west from Boston through Worcester to Springfield -- and then on either to New Haven and Amtrak's Northeast Corridor or to Montreal.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    23. Mass Department of Transportation brings Mass Construction Career Program to Westfield Technical Academy | masslive.com

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      Mass Department of Transportation brings Mass Construction Career Program to Westfield Technical Academy | masslive.com

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has brought its Construction Apprentice Program to Westfield Technical Academy to offer an introduction to roadway construction job opportunities to juniors and seniors.  A total of 18 seniors received instruction this week on manhole brick inserts, interlocking block wall retainer construction and surveying to acquire calculating elevation and line grades.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    24. Are We on the Right Track with Rail?

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      Are We on the Right Track with Rail?

      The public needs a more complete and honest discussion of the likely costs and benefits of commuter rail service between Springfield and Greenfield. Most of the advertised benefits for commuter rail service come from a 2009 feasibility study done to justify rebuilding the rails from Springfield to Brattleboro. Like most of these studies, the projections come from computer models. I was on the committee that issued the study. Because we got money to rebuild the rails, we have actual numbers. The first phase of the feasibility study happened.  The Vermonter now runs on the line.  We can compare what is ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Greenfield

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