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    1. CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles executives visit Western New England engineering department | masslive.com

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      CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles executives visit Western New England engineering department | masslive.com

      Chinese executives who hope to build a factory here to churn out passenger cars for the MBTA and railroads beyond learned Wednesday about railroad research already going on at Western New England University.  Changchun Railway Vehicles plans to build build a 125,000-square-foot rail car assembly plant and accompanying 33,750-square-foot office building on the 40-acre former Westinghouse site on Page Boulevard in East Springfield. The factory would be the North American hub Changchun and the company plans on establishing a research and development hub there.

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    2. Massachusetts $12.7 billion transportation bond bill includes funding for PVTA garage, Interstate 91, commuter rail

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      Massachusetts $12.7 billion transportation bond bill includes funding for PVTA garage, Interstate 91, commuter rail

      The $12.7 billion five-year transportation bond bill debated Thursday in the Statehouse could include funding for the first phase of reconstruction on Interstate 91 in Springfield, north-south commuter rail using surplus MBTA trains and the $13.5 million replacement of the Route 147 bridge over the Westfield River between Agawam and West Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   West Springfield

    3. MGM Springfield to provide millions of dollars for Union Station redevelopment

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      MGM Springfield to provide millions of dollars for Union Station redevelopment

      Kevin Kennedy, the city's chief development officer, said on Wednesday that the city's host agreement calls for MGM to rent 44,000 square feet of space at Union Station. Under the deal, MGM would spend approximately $6.75 million for a build-out suitable for the station. If Union Station is not ready for occupancy by the time the proposed casino opens in the South End, the company will pay $500,000 per year to the Springfield Redevelopment Authority.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    4. Temporary Route 20 bridge removed over CSX Railroad in West Springfield

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      Temporary Route 20 bridge removed over CSX Railroad in West Springfield

      The new bridge, built higher to allow the railroad to run double-stacked freight trains, has been open for some months now and workers are also realigning the road too match the new bridge. The project is scheduled to be completed in August, according to the state Department of Transportation. The $6.5 million bridge is part of a larger $25.8 million state-funded railway access project to enable the double-stacked trains.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Westfield

    5. Springfield to get $540,000 from MassDOT to repair potholes

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      Springfield to get $540,000 from MassDOT to repair potholes

      James Leydon, spokesman for Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, said repairs are already under way with three city crews working two shifts to patch the holes. Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary Richard A. Davey said Wednesday that the program will provide cities and towns with $30 million in funding this spring to repair potholes and other damage to roads, sign, facilities and equipment caused by the harsh winter weather. The remaining $10 million will be used by the state Highway Division for similar repairs to state roads.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    6. MassDOT, seeking ways to minimize traffic impact of $260 million rehab of I-91 viaduct in Springfield, posts online survey for commuters

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      MassDOT, seeking ways to minimize traffic impact of $260 million rehab of I-91 viaduct in Springfield, posts online survey for commuters

      The state Department of Transportation, planning to start a $260 million rehabilitation of the Interstate 91 viaductin November, is surveying those who use the major artery with an eye to minimizing traffic problems. The first phase of the project involves beginning work on I-91 near the Interstate 291 connection. It also includes planning for the possibility of rebuilding the 2.5-mile stretch of highway either at or below grade. Doing so would reconnect the city to its waterfront for the first time since the highway was built in the 1960s.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    7. Pioneer Valley Transit Authority to hold public hearings on proposed service changes, including new bus routes and hours

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      Pioneer Valley Transit Authority to hold public hearings on proposed service changes, including new bus routes and hours

      The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority is holding a series of regional public hearings to solicit comments on proposed PVTA service
      recommendations
      , including new crosstown routes, improved hours and more frequent bus runs, among other suggested changes. The first round of hearings on fixed-route service improvements got underway Monday at PVTA headquarters in Springfield. More city hearings are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at the Brightwood and Forest Park branch libraries, respectively, and for Thursday, April 3, at the Mason Square Library.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Amherst

    8. Springfield could become site for Chinese manufacture of MBTA cars

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      Springfield could become site for Chinese manufacture of MBTA cars

      A Chinese railroad car manufacturer wants to assemble MBTA transit cars at the 40-acre former Westinghouse site on Page Boulevard and make Springfield the hub for its North American manufacturing operations.  Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. has been the largest transit car maker in the world three years running. A century ago, Springfield's Wason Manufacturing was the largest manufacturer of railroad cars and locomotives in the country.  Changchun has an option to buy the property, once put forth as the site for the Ameristar Casino, and will meet with potential contractors and local suppliers from 10 a.m. to 2 ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    9. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, of Springfield, reacts to additional Union Station funding provided by state

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      U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, of Springfield, reacts to additional Union Station funding provided by state

      U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, commented Thursday after the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's Board of Directors designated another $16.5 million for the renovation of Springfield's Union Station.  Neal is a longtime champion of the project going back to his days as a City Council member. He had the city take ownership of the property when he served as mayor.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    10. Springfield's Union Station, Western Massachusetts projects included in state Senate's $13 billion transportation spending plan

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      Springfield's Union Station, Western Massachusetts projects included in state Senate's $13 billion transportation spending plan

      Memorial Avenue in West Springfield would get a much-needed overhaul and the Union Station project in downtown Springfield would get an additional $10 million in funding according the transportation bill approved by the Massachusetts State Senate. The bill, which passed through the Senate late Thursday, proposes a massive $13 billion in capital spending over the next five years to pay for upgrades to the state’s transportation system.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Amtrak   Springfield

    11. PVTA proposes change in Northampton route to include stop at Survival Center

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      PVTA proposes change in Northampton route to include stop at Survival Center

      The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority has proposed revamping a bus route in Northampton to include a stop at the Northampton Survival Center.  The proposal is one of several that have to be accepted by the PVTA’s advisory board before going into effect. Other recommended changes include an expansion of the R41 route between Northampton and Holyoke Community College to year-round operation with direct connection to the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside. The B43 route between Northampton and Amherst would also become a Bus Rapid Transit corridor featuring more frequent service, signal priority, dedicated transit lanes at intersections and upgraded passenger ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Amherst

    12. Q&A with Transportation Secretary Richard Davey: Davey responds to your questions on the I-91 viaduct, a commuter rail in the Pioneer Valley and more

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      Q&A with Transportation Secretary Richard Davey: Davey responds to your questions on the I-91 viaduct, a commuter rail in the Pioneer Valley and more

      With several transportation projects affecting Western Massachusetts in the works, MassLive.com solicited readers' questions related to projects like the rehabilitation of the I-91 viaduct, rail service connecting Springfield to Boston, and more. Readers' questions were then submitted to State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey, who provided his written responses. The questions gave readers who missed Sec. Davey's visit with the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce and the public forum on the I-91 construction project in Springfield a chance to inquire about topics ranging from the construction timeline for the Willimansett Bridge to a possible commuter rail in the Pioneer ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Palmer   Amtrak

    13. Willimansett Bridge construction linking Holyoke and Chicopee may be complete at the end of the year

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      Willimansett Bridge construction linking Holyoke and Chicopee may be complete at the end of the year

      State Rep. Joseph F. Wagner, D-Chicopee, and state Rep. Aaron Vega, D-Holyoke, with Chicopee Mayor Richard J. Kos and Holyoke Mayor Alex B. Morse announced Thursday that a preliminary agreement has been made with the state Department of Transportation that will allow the process to find a new contractor to start as soon as next week.  “This is great news. The impact on the businesses on both sides has been heartfelt,” said state Rep. Aaron Vega, D-Holyoke.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Holyoke

    14. Residents turn out to hear Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans for $260 million repair of I-91 viaduct

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      Residents turn out to hear Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans for $260 million repair of I-91 viaduct

      More than 100 people turned out Tuesday night at the Basketball Hall of Fame to hear plans by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for a $260 million rehabilitation of the Interstate 91 viaduct between State Street and the I-291 ramps.  Michael O’Dowd, project manager for MassDOT, said the rehabilitation is needed to insure the safety of the road.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   Springfield Symphony Orchestra

    15. Bradley Airport officials see plans for new facilities | masslive.com

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      Bradley Airport officials see plans for new facilities | masslive.com

      Consultants from Pennsylvania-based Urban Engineers presented the designs, which are only 30 percent complete. The plans start with the demolition of the Murphy building, which is to begin in August and be completed by January 2016.
      If passenger counts increase as projected — from 2,696,000 departures in 2012 to 3,469.000 in 2026 — and other conditions merit it, construction of a new Terminal B would tentatively begin in 2022. The whole complex would be up and running by about 2024 at the earliest.  The new terminal would have a horseshoe design, like Terminal A, and would be slightly ...

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   The Republican

    16. Demolition clears site for entrance to renewed Union Station in Springfield

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      Demolition clears site for entrance to renewed Union Station in Springfield

      Demolition crews are wrapping up work removing an unstable parking garage on Frank B. Murray Street, making way for the new improved Springfield Union Station taking shape across the street. The property will serve as a new entrance to the planned $83 million Union Station Intermodal Transportation and Rail Center. As part of the center, the soon-to-be-vacant lot also will be the site of a surface parking lot and four bus berths. Renovations at the historic station were delayed but are on track to be completed sometime in 2015.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    17. Transportation Secretary says state working to buy Western Mass. train tracks

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      Davey said he expects all construction on all three projects, including phase one work repairing Interstate 91 near the Interstate 291 ramp, to begin in 2014 if the state Senate passes a pending authorization bill already passed by the House. That $260 million first phase also includes planning for the possibility of rebuilding the 2.5-mile stretch of highway either at or below grade. Doing so would reconnect the city to its waterfront for the first time since the highway was built in the 1960s.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Chicopee

    18. Northampton wants to obtain Zipcars to ease traffic congestion and create more parking spaces

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      Northampton wants to obtain Zipcars to ease traffic congestion and create more parking spaces

      In a move designed to take cars off the road and make the city more sustainable, Mayor David J. Narkewicz hopes to add to the local Zipcar inventory. Zipcars is a ride-sharing concept popularized in Europe and slowly becoming available in the United States. Members pay modest monthly dues and get a card that unlocks and starts the cars, which can then be driven at an hourly rate. Smith College introduced two Zipcars in 2006. Because of demand, that fleet has grown to six. As an incentive, the city reduced the number of parking spaces that would have been required ...

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      Mentions:   Smith College   Northampton

    19. State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey talks rail, Interstate 91 viaduct

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      State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey talks rail, Interstate 91 viaduct

      State Transportation Secretary Richard A. Davey talked passenger rail, Interstate 91 and the Willimansett Bridge Tuesday in a wide-ranging luncheon hosted by the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce.  The event also featured remarks from state Rep. Joseph Wagner, D-Chicopee.  Davey said he expects all construction on all three projects, including phase one work repairing Interstate 91 near the Interstate 291 ramp, to begin in 2014 if the state Senate passes a pending authorization bill already passed by the House. That $260 million first phase also includes planning for the possibility of rebuilding the 2.5-mile stretch of highway either at ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Northampton

    20. UMass, state celebrate installation of state's first fast electric vehicle charging station

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      UMass, state celebrate installation of state's first fast electric vehicle charging station

      State officials joined with University of Massachusetts officials, including Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, to celebrate the installation of the first level 3 electric vehicle fast charger in the state.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    21. Greenfield train platform to go out to bid in project that will return Amtrak service to city

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      Greenfield train platform to go out to bid in project that will return Amtrak service to city

      Thanks to a $75 million federal grant, that project has been progressing steadily, and rail service is expected to resume this year or next, giving that option to travelers in Greenfield, Northampton and Holyoke for the 1st time in decades.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield   Amherst

    22. Westover Metropolitan Development Corp. in Chicopee celebrates 40th anniversary

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      Westover Metropolitan Development Corp. in Chicopee celebrates 40th anniversary

      This year marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation and its four industrial parks developed on land vacated by the military.  “The fear was we were going to lose all the economic spin-off that came from the 8,000 people who had lived there,” said Allan W. Blair, president of Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation.  In 1973 the military decided to convert Westover, built in 1939 as a Strategic Air Command Base, to the first free-standing Air Force Reserve base, said Master Sgt. Andrew Biscoe, public relations technician for Westover.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Allan W. Blair

    23. Western New England air travel options improving at Bradley

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      Western New England air travel options improving at Bradley

      From Bradley International Airport in Connecticut to Worcester Regional Airport in Massachusetts, people who live, work or play in western New England have more options than ever when it comes to flying the friendly skies. In 2013, the regional airports saw a number of new direct flights making it easier for people to reach their destinations without traveling to New York or Boston's busy Logan International Airport. At Bradley, the largest commercial airport in the region, fliers can now embark on direct flights to Los Angeles, Fort Myers, Fla., and travel with new frequency to Atlanta and Tampa, Fla.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Massport   Springfield

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

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      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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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Amtrak   Springfield

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