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    1. Union Station will get new $8.5 million rail passenger platform by November; MassDOT awards contract to Framingham company

      Union Station will get new $8.5 million rail passenger platform by November; MassDOT awards contract to Framingham company

      Work will begin later this month on a revamped Platform C at Union Station, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation expects the 18- by 362-foot platform will be completed by November. MassDOT said Tuesday it awarded the $8.2 million contract for the work to J.F. White, of Framingham. White and Schiavone Construction Co., of Secaucus, New Jersey, are partners in the nearly completed reconstruction of the Interstate 91 viaduct through downtown Springfield.

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    2. Get a look at a model of the new MBTA Red Line trains this summer

      Get a look at a model of the new MBTA Red Line trains this summer

      MBTA officials plan this summer to show off a model of the new Red Line trains getting assembled in Springfield. A factory in Springfield, built for the Chinese-owned company, CRRC MA, is assembling both Red Line and Orange Line cars. The company has a contract with the MBTA to build and assemble 252 Red Line vehicles and 152 Orange Line vehicles. MBTA officials say they're still working on details for when and where the public will be able to see a model or mock-up of a new Red Line car.

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    3. New Mass. Pike exit: Westfield Chamber asks businesses to weigh in

      New Mass. Pike exit: Westfield Chamber asks businesses to weigh in

      A Massachusetts Department of Transportation study is evaluating the feasibility of adding an exit between Westfield and Lee, and the business community in Westfield is considering the implications of a new exit. Even after the elimination of toll booths, Exit 3 in Westfield still backs up at certain times of day. Westbound commuters sometimes back up as far as the Massachusetts State Police station on the Pike, Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kate Phelon said. Cars northbound on Elm Street sometimes back up at the Friendly's Way jug handle leading to the exit.

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    4. MassINC: Building near commuter rail could transform cities

      MassINC: Building near commuter rail could transform cities

      Vacant land surrounding commuter rail stops in Gateway Cities has the potential to house approximately 140,000 people and create a similar number of new jobs. But improvements to commuter rail service is required to encourage development in these areas, according to a study being released Tuesday by the MassINC think tank. At the same time, the study finds, investment in real estate could spur more ridership. "In order to get the most from the billions of dollars we commit to operating commuter rail along these right-of-ways, it's critical to think about what mix of policies could spur reinvestment ...

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    5. When will CTrail Hartford Line train service to Springfield begin?

      When will CTrail Hartford Line train service to Springfield begin?

      Commuter train service from Springfield to Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut, begins Friday June 15, the Connecticut Department of Transportation announced Tuesday afternoon. That day will feature an inaugural event for the train service and will be followed by free weekend train service Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17.

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    6. First Orange Line T car shells arrive at CRRC factory in Springfield

      First Orange Line T car shells arrive at CRRC factory in Springfield

      The first four uncompleted shells for MBTA Orange Line subway cars arrived at the CRRC MA plant in East Springfield this week. Workers there are unpacking them and getting ready to begin assembly work, said spokeswoman Lydia Rivera. She expects work on completing the cars to begin in earnest sometime in the next month or so.

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    7. In face of $3.1 million budget gap, PVTA approves delayed service cuts, plan to hike bus fares 20 percent

      In face of $3.1 million budget gap, PVTA approves delayed service cuts, plan to hike bus fares 20 percent

      Pioneer Valley Transit Authority bus riders will pay 20 percent more at the fare box and for passes and paratransit trips starting July 1 following a vote Monday of the the PVTA Advisory Board. The board also voted Monday to take a once-every-three-years review of its fares, which before Monday hadn't gone up in a decade. But any fare hikes resulting from those reviews would need a new set of public hearings and a vote at that time. Level funding from the state for the PVTA means the agency gets $23.6 million in the coming budget year. Rising ...

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    8. Springfield Crrc Ma honored, rail car production begins next month

      Springfield Crrc Ma honored, rail car production begins next month

      The new CRRC MA rail car manufacturing complex in East Springfield is the state's engineering accomplishment of the year, according to the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts. The group honored CRRC at its annual meeting Wednesday. That honor comes as CRRC nears the start of production. The Chinese-owned company will start building new cars for the MBTA Orange Line in April.

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    9. Gov. Charlie Baker optimistic on north-south rail, but not Springfield-to-Boston train...

      Gov. Charlie Baker optimistic on north-south rail, but not Springfield-to-Boston train...

      Expanding passenger rail service between New Haven and Springfield is looking good. But expanding service from Boston to Springfield is far less certain, Gov. Charlie Baker said in a meeting with editors and reporters from The Republican/MassLive.com on Friday. Baker said he has been having "very positive" conversations with Connecticut officials about running trains along the north-south corridor from New Haven to Springfield and then to Greenfield.

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    10. Keep Holyoke's economy on track with expanded passenger rail service (Guest viewpoint)

      Keep Holyoke's economy on track with expanded passenger rail service (Guest viewpoint)

      Think of the metro areas currently thriving in the 21st century economy. Can you name any that aren't connected to other major economic hubs by passenger rail? Probably not.  As the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, we are tasked with keeping our partners in government informed as they make decisions large and small that will impact the economic landscape of our community.

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    11. Bradley Airport Reaches New Heights in Customer Focus

      Bradley Airport Reaches New Heights in Customer Focus

      Kevin Dillon recalled that, when he first started working at airports in mid-’70s, they were run almost like government facilities. Translation: there were few, if any, frills, customer service was hardly a priority, and the notion of generating repeat customers didn’t really exist because, for the most part, customers didn’t have any choice but to return. All that has changed over the ensuing decades, of course. Fliers do have choices, especially in this part of he country, where there are several airports within a two-hour drive. And they make their choices based on a variety of factors ...

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    12. Behind the scenes: Construction underway as Peter Pan prepares move to Springfield's Union Station (photos, video)

      Behind the scenes: Construction underway as Peter Pan prepares move to Springfield's Union Station (photos, video)

      Peter Pan's long-term plan remains to move one day to renovated space at 31 Elm St. in Springfield's Court Square. But that project is years from completion as developers are still working on a deal to kick the project off.   The third floor of Union Station will have executive offices, business functions like payroll and marketing, five conference rooms, a safety training room and a break room, said Danielle Veronesi, marketing director.

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    13. New poll: High support for East-West rail connecting Springfield to Boston

      New poll: High support for East-West rail connecting Springfield to Boston

      Expanding the Massachusetts commuter rail system to connect Boston with the cities of Springfield, Fall River and New Bedford, is an idea drawing support from most Bay State voters in a new poll. In a MassINC Polling Group survey commissioned by the Barr Foundation, 78 percent of voters say they back the expansion. Sixteen percent said they oppose it, while six percent said they were unsure or preferred not to voice their opinion. The Barr Foundation supports Transportation for Massachusetts, a coalition set up in 2010 to push for reliable transportation options as drivers of the economy.

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    14. Bradley International Airport passenger total grows for 5th straight year

      Bradley International Airport passenger total grows for 5th straight year

      Bradley International Airport saw 6.2 percent more passengers in 2017 compared with 2016, its fifth consecutive year of growth, the airport said Wednesday. The Windsor Locks, Conneticut, airport, which serves Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, had 6.4 million people get on or off a plane there in 2017. It had 6 million passengers a year earlier in 2016.

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    15. Bradley International Airport to Launch Non-stop Service to St. Louis

      Bradley International Airport to Launch Non-stop Service to St. Louis

      The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) announced the debut of new daily, non-stop service between Bradley International Airport and St. Louis Lambert International Airport on Southwest Airlines. “I’ve long advocated that we need to utilize Bradley International Airport as an economic driver to boost growth in our region, and adding an additional direct flight to a major hub is another component toward increasing these efforts,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said. “As we add more airlines and increase the number of routes offered at our state’s premier airport, we are opening the door for increased economic opportunities for business travelers who ...

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    16. Springfield Union Station preps for a bigger, busier 2018

      Springfield Union Station preps for a bigger, busier 2018

      The people behind Springfield's Union Station knew the place was popular. But they weren't necessarily expecting 10,000 to 12,000 people over for Thanksgiving. That's just a rough estimate of the crowd that streamed through Union Station over that holiday weekend, said Paul M. Stelzer, president of Appleton Corp., a part of the O'Connell Companies, which manages the building.

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    17. Bradley International Airport looks to develop routes, facilities in 2018

      Bradley International Airport looks to develop routes, facilities in 2018

      Bradley International Airport -- Springfield's gateway to the world -- competes for passengers with neighbors like LaGuardia, JFK, Newark, Rhode Island's T.F. Green and Boston's Logan. It also competes for aircraft with literally every airport in the country, all clamoring to add more flights in a marketplace where there are just too few jetliners. That's according to Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority, which owns and manages Bradley and five general aviation airports in the Nutmeg State. "The airlines see a lot of opportunities," he said. "What holds airlines back is availability of aircraft."

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    18. PVTA proposes 25 percent bus fare hike and regular increases plus route cutbacks

      PVTA proposes 25 percent bus fare hike and regular increases plus route cutbacks

      The Springfield-area public transit agency also wants an automatic 5 percent per year fare increase implemented every three years. Level funding in the face of rising costs for buses, fuel, maintenance and payroll leaves the PVTA with a $3.1 million budget gap, the PVTA said Friday in a press release. The PVTA had an operating budget of $47 million in fiscal 2017, down from $47.2 million a year earlier. The PVTA, which carried 11.5 million passengers in fiscal 2017, already cut back routes this summer over the objections of users and businesses. The agency's fiscal year ...

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    19. Massachusetts negotiating with Connecticut on passenger rail to Holyoke, Northampton, Greenfield

      Massachusetts negotiating with Connecticut on passenger rail to Holyoke, Northampton, Greenfield

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is negotiating with Connecticut on plans to extend the CTrail commuter train service north from Springfield to Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield on the Knowledge Corridor rail line Massachusetts already owns. The plan is to run trains further north up the Pioneer Valley sometime this year, said Astrid Glynn, the MassDOT rail and transit administrator, Friday at a question-and-answer session organized by U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield.

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    20. Union Station platform work delayed again; accessibility upgrades required

      Union Station platform work delayed again; accessibility upgrades required

      Bid specifications for handicapped accessibility modifications at Union Station's Platform C are now due in March. But even that incremental progress on one major piece of unfinished work at the city's newly renovated transit hub is months late. In the meantime, rail passengers are still using the older, unfurnished Platform D. "We've been anxious about that for a number of months," said Kevin Kennedy, the city of Springfield's chief development officer, following a conference call with Amtrak and the state Department of Transportation on Thursday afternoon. Springfield Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Christopher Moskal was also on ...

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    21. Peter Pan offers Springfield to Boston promo fares for $5

      Peter Pan offers Springfield to Boston promo fares for $5

      Peter Pan wants to take you from Springfield to Boston on the cheap. The Springfield-based bus company is offering $5 promotional fares from Springfield, Hartford, Philadelphia and Providence to Boston. It's also offering $5 fares from Baltimore and Silver Spring, Maryland, Washington, Philadelphia and Providence, Rhode Island, to New York City. The promotions run now through Feb. 15.

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    22. Hearing on Massachusetts rail plan scheduled for Springfield

      Hearing on Massachusetts rail plan scheduled for Springfield

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will hold a hearing on its rail plan in Western Massachusetts. The hearing will be held Friday, Feb. 2 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission in Springfield. "It is critically important to provide the people of Western Massachusetts with an opportunity to be heard on the state-wide rail plan, and to provide input that will be helpful in both developing and implementing that plan," Sen. Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, said in a statement.

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