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    1. Norwegian Air to offer flights from Bradley to Scotland | masslive.com

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      Norwegian Air to offer flights from Bradley to Scotland | masslive.com

      Low-cost airline Norwegian Air Express plans to offer flights from Bradley International Airport to Edinburgh, Scotland, with introductory fares as low as $65 one way.
      Norwegian Air is the second transatlantic carrier to expand to Bradley in the past year. In September, Aer Lingus started flying nonstop between Bradley and Dublin, returning European service to the Knowledge Corridor region of Massachusetts and Connecticut for the first time since Northwest scrapped its Amsterdam flights in 2008.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport

    2. I-91 Viaduct Project Will Provide Concrete Benefits

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      I-91 Viaduct Project Will Provide Concrete Benefits

      In May 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation signed a $148 million contract with the Joint Venture of JF White-Schiavone to overhaul the 1-91 viaduct in Springfield. The project is immense in scope, and although it has inconvenienced drivers, especially during peak hours, it is ahead of schedule and brings concrete benefits for the local economy and area businesses that manufacture or provide products needed for the repair and reconstruction of the 45-year-old section of highway.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Westfield

    3. Bradley International hopes to grow to a 10 million-passenger airport

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      Bradley International hopes to grow to a 10 million-passenger airport

      Bradley International Airport saw more than 6 million passengers in 2016 and could grow to 10 million passengers annually within the next few years, according to Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority. That's with or without the addition of casino gambling, a proposal that seems to have stalled for the airport, which is located about a half-hour's drive south of Springfield, where the MGM Springfield casino is under construction. Bradley had just under 5 million arriving and departing passengers in 2015. The increase reflects not only more people on existing flights but also new flights ...

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Boeing   Springfield

    4. Make Springfield-Boston rail a priority, says Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy

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      Make Springfield-Boston rail a priority, says Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy

      Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a supporter of passenger rail in his state, is now advocating for enhanced rail service from from Springfield through Worcester and onto Boston."Improved transportation connections will only strengthen our communities and increase economic growth significantly," Malloy wrote in a Jan. 30 letter to Massachusetts Gov. Charley Baker. "It is my hope that Massachusetts will consider adding this vital link for the Knowledge Corridor to Hartford, New Haven and New York City with frequent and reliable service to Boston."

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Amtrak   Springfield

    5. Springfield factory, still under construction, on track to supply nation's rail cars

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      Springfield factory, still under construction, on track to supply nation's rail cars

      With 204,000 square feet of space -- that's more than three and a half football fields -- the massive CRRC rail car manufacturing plant nearing completion on Page Boulevard in East Springfield is the largest industrial development the city has seen in generations. And the Chinese executives planning the $95 million facility say they hope to someday build a second and similarly sized plant right next to it if demand for transit, light rail and intercity rail passenger cars in North America is as strong as they expect it to become. Jia Bo, CRRC MA vice president, casually mentioned that ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    6. Springfield's Union Station preps to reopen after 4 decades dormant

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      Springfield's Union Station preps to reopen after 4 decades dormant

      Ask U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal about Springfield's Union Station and he's likely to tell of being brought there as a little boy to get an ice cream treat at the soda fountain. Even though the glory years of train travel had likely faded by that point, Neal remembers how busy the station was, with travelers and employees rushing to meet trains, hauling baggage or dropping off and picking up packages. It was the shopping mall of its day, with a barber shop and a newsstand. It was, as he reminds visitors, where most visitors got their ...

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    7. Bradley International Airport Escape Lounge

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      Bradley International Airport Escape Lounge

      As you know, we are pleased to have recently opened a new lounge at Bradley International Airport. Escape Lounge Bradley is a common-use airport lounge, which means that you can utilize the lounge for a daily fee without needing to travel on any particular airline, use a specific credit card, or be a member of any special frequent flyer program. Lounge access includes complimentary food and beverage, high-speed WiFi, and a comfortable, relaxing environment away from the busy terminal complex. Escape Lounge Bradley is open to all and works with corporate travel bookers and regular business travelers, offering preferential rates ...

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport

    8. Springfield officials reveal first 3 businesses to sign leases for $94 million renovated Union Station

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      Springfield officials reveal first 3 businesses to sign leases for $94 million renovated Union Station

      Dunkin' Donuts, Subway sandwiches and a Commuter Variety newsstand shop are the first three retail tenants committed to opening in Springfield's Union Station. Union Station is expected to open in April. City officials from the Springfield Redevelopment Authority, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Union Station booster U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal made the announcement Thursday after taking a group of veterans from the Holyoke Soldiers' Home on a tour of the recently rehabilitated station.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Amtrak   Springfield

    9. Federal Rail Administration open house in Springfield invites public to learn about new...

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      Federal Rail Administration open house in Springfield invites public to learn about new...

      A Federal Rail Administration (FRA) open house held in Springfield on Wednesday allowed the public to come out and learn about plans for an updated rail system. Held at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission on Congress Street, the primary reason for the open house was to give the public access to information about the NEC FUTURE program--a federal plan to update aging infrastructure and expand rail services in the northeastern corridor. Information boards were laid out explaining the various aspects of the proposed rail plan, and members of the FRA were also present to answer questions from the public about ...

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    10. Bradley International Airport adds Spirit Airlines flights to South Carolina, Florida

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      Bradley International Airport adds Spirit Airlines flights to South Carolina, Florida

      Ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines announced Wednesday that it will begin nonstop service from Bradley International Airport to three locations in the South Atlantic states. Starting April 27, Spirit Airlines will offer nonstop service between Bradley and Orlando International Airport in Florida and Myrtle Beach International Airport in South Carolina. Spirit will also commence daily nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport June 15.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Springfield   Dannel Malloy

    11. As Worcester's Union Station struggles financially, Springfield officials strive for self-sufficient project

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      As Worcester's Union Station struggles financially, Springfield officials strive for self-sufficient project

      While Worcester's Union Station has been operating with deficits since it reopened in 2000, including a reported $649,702 city subsidy needed this fiscal year, Springfield officials say the Union Station project here is geared to avoid any such significant losses. Both Kevin Kennedy, the city's chief development officer, and Christopher Moskal, executive director of the Springfield Redevelopment Authority, said there is a concerted, ongoing effort to maximize revenues for the Springfield station and keep future operational expenses as low as possible. The authority, which serves as the urban redevelopment agency for Springfield, owns Union Station and will ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   MGM   Kevin Kennedy

    12. CRRC Springfield plant might do train car maintenance for MBTA, too

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      CRRC Springfield plant might do train car maintenance for MBTA, too

      Besides supplying new subway cars for the MBTA, the gargantuan CRRC MA rail car factory nearing completion in East Springfield might get work doing heavy maintenance on cars for the T, according to the state's transportation secretary. The T is digging itself out of a $7 billion differed maintenance hole and has no interest in climbing back down under a pile of breaking equipment anytime soon, Secretary Stephanie Pollack told reporters and editors at The Republican and MassLive during an hour-long meeting Wednesday.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    13. Here is what the new Red Line cars being built in Springfield will look like

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      Here is what the new Red Line cars being built in Springfield will look like

      The MBTA on Monday released an image of what the new Red Line cars, which will be manufactured in Springfield, are expected to look like. A manufacturing plant in Springfield is building the Red Line cars, along with Orange Line cars. The Chinese-owned rail company CRRC is building the Springfield facility, which is scheduled to start producing the cars in April 2018. CRRC won a $565 million contract to build 152 new Orange Line cars and 132 Red Line cars in the Springfield plant, which will be the company's North American headquarters.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    14. Norwegian Air Shuttle eyes Bradley flights to Europe

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      Norwegian Air Shuttle eyes Bradley flights to Europe

       Norwegian Air Shuttle wants to start offering discount flights from Bradley International Airport to Europe. Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority, said Thursday that Bradley and the CAA are in talks with Norwegian, as well as with a number of other airlines. But he can't confirm a start date for the Norwegian service. "We are talking to a lot of carriers. We are looking to increase the route map and increase the number of seats on existing routes," Dillon said. About 6 million travelers have passed through Bradley in 2016. Dillon hopes to grow that number ...

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Boeing   Springfield

    15. Bradley International Airport opens Escape Lounge, a premium lounge available to all travelers | masslive.com

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      Bradley International Airport opens Escape Lounge, a premium lounge available to all travelers | masslive.com

      Escape Lounge, Bradley International Airport's foray into first-class lounges, is open.  Escape Lounge is meant to be similar to the posh first-class lounges airlines offer at major hubs around the world, according to a press release, and is available to all passengers. The Bradley Escape Lounge goes with Bradley's reintroduction of transatlantic flights with new nonstop Aer Lingus service to Dublin, Ireland, that started in September.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport

    16. Here's what the new Orange Line cars being built in Springfield look like

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      Here's what the new Orange Line cars being built in Springfield look like

      The MBTA on Monday released images of the new Orange Line cars, set to be manufactured in Springfield by the CRRC MA Corporation. CRRC MA Corp., a Chinese-owned rail company, has a contract to make 284 rail cars: 152 for the Orange Line and 132 for the Red Line. State and company officials broke ground on the subway car factory in September 2015.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    17. Massachusetts rail plan, passenger trains in Pioneer Valley, open to public comment

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      Massachusetts rail plan, passenger trains in Pioneer Valley, open to public comment

      With the planned reopening of Springfield Union Station now just weeks away, officials want the public to learn about and comment on a new statewide rail plan. A plan update and public comment meeting is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress St., Springfield. The state's goal is to have the rail plan, which addresses both passenger and freight service, completed sometime in the first three months of 2017, said  Timothy Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and a rail advocate.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer   Amtrak

    18. Chinese Business Executives to Visit Western New England University

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      On Friday, Oct. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Western New England University (WNEU), in partnership with Global Corporate College and Massachusetts Community Colleges, will host a delegation of 20 senior business representatives from the equivalent of Fortune 500 companies owned by the Chinese government. The delegation is in the U.S. for a short-term professional-development program aiming to highlight best practices, showcase new innovation, and share insights on industry trends. The participants are primarily from technical industries, with delegates from companies representing coal, petroleum, heavy equipment, and auto manufacturing.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

    19. Behind the Scenes: Springfield's Union Station renovations on track for January grand...

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      Behind the Scenes: Springfield's Union Station renovations on track for January grand...

      Springfield's Union Station is nearing completion after decades of dreams and many dollars. Built in 1926, Union Station was the center of activity in Springfield for generations. The $88.5 million rehabilitation of Union Station into an intermodal bus-rail-transit hub is due to be completed in January of 2017, and is expected to draw five million rail and bus passengers a year in its first year of operation, a number that could swell to eight million or more if additional passenger train service is added.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    20. Aer Lingus launches Bradley International Airport to Dublin, Ireland, daily service

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      Aer Lingus launches Bradley International Airport to Dublin, Ireland, daily service

      Crowds gathered in the terminal of Bradley International Airport cheered Wednesday at the arrival of the first round-trip Aer Lingus flight from Dublin, Ireland, to the Hartford-Springfield region. The plane not only brought a full load of 180 passengers from Ireland to the Connecticut River Valley, but it also heralded the return of long sought-after transatlantic service to Bradley and what economic development officials in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Ireland see as a growing market for business and recreational travel. Jack Foley, Aer Lingus executive vice president for North America, told the crowd Wednesday that he expects to be back here ...

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Boeing   Springfield

    21. Pioneer Valley Railroad, DCP Midstream Terminal, get state grant to expand gas capacity

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      Pioneer Valley Railroad, DCP Midstream Terminal, get state grant to expand gas capacity

      The Pioneer Valley Railroad and DCP Midstream Terminal, a natural gas distributor in Westfield, have received a $150,000 Massachusetts Department of Transportation freight rail infrastructure grant to increase capacity in Westfield. The money will be used to rehab a rail spur serving DCP Midstream Terminal's facility on Medeiros Way and allow the company to bring in more rail cars. DCP rail shipments have already increased by 1,300 cars over the past five years, according to a news release from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Westfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    22. Bradley International Airport preps for Aer Lingus service to Dublin, hopes for more flights | masslive.com

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      Bradley International Airport preps for Aer Lingus service to Dublin, hopes for more flights | masslive.com

      Airlines see more potential routes that could be profitable than they have aircraft to serve. But they are extremely reluctant to invest in more aircraft for these market conditions, which might not last.  So their strategy is to have a quick trigger finger and be willing to shift people and aircraft from routes that are not performing to new ones where the possibilities are — in theory — less limited, said Kevin Dillon, executive director and CEO at the Connecticut Airport Authority and Bradley International Airport.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Boeing

    23. MBTA proposal could lead to more business for Springfield rail car manufacturer, but no decisions final yet

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      MBTA proposal could lead to more business for Springfield rail car manufacturer, but no decisions final yet

      The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority might increase capacity on its busy Red Line by replacing 86 subway cars instead of refurbishing them — a move that could bring more business to Springfield and the massive CRRC rail car factory now under construction on Page Boulevard. The MBTA's Fiscal and Management Control Board heard a proposal Monday from engineers to buy new Red Line cars in addition to the 132 the agency has already ordered from Chinese-owned CRRC USA Rail Corp.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    24. Peter Pan Bus Lines gets grant for Williamstown-Springfield service

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      Peter Pan Bus Lines gets grant for Williamstown-Springfield service

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has awarded a total of $804,967 in grants to support four rural intercity bus carrier routes for one year, including $159,389 to Peter Pan Bus Lines for its Albany, New York,-Williamstown-Greenfield-Springfield service. The grants, which are funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), are designed to provide regional connections for rural communities by supporting intercity bus routes serving communities such as Pittsfield, Williamstown, Springfield, Hyannis and Provincetown, according to the news release.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Greenfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

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