1. Articles in category: Transportation

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    1. $26.6 Million For Road & Bridge Repairs

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Jul 3 2012)

      $26.6 Million For Road & Bridge Repairs

      Western Massachusetts is set to receive more than $25 million for local road and bridge projects as part of a $200 million transportation bond bill passed last week by the Legislature .

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    2. PVTA's $1.9 million windfall averts fare hikes, service cuts

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      PVTA's $1.9 million windfall averts fare hikes, service cuts

      State Sen. Stanley C. Rosenberg, D-Amherst said the $1.9 million cash infusion approved for the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority will not only balances its budget, but also signals a new willingness by state lawmakers to provide adequate funding for regional transit agencies statewide.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst

    3. PVTA Advisory Board votes against fare hikes in 2013

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      PVTA Advisory Board votes against fare hikes in 2013

      PVTA bus fares will remain the same through June 30, 2013.  The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority Advisory Board voted on Wednesday not to increase fares in 2013, despite warnings by dissenters that as a consequence services will have to be cut – and the board will be faced with the same dilemma in 2014.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    4. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says 'no' to proposed PVTA fare hikes, citing transit authority's improving fiscal health | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 27 2012)

      Sarno said higher fares could hurt city residents who rely on public transportation. "I was concerned about the proposed fare increases because of the impact it would have on many Springfield residents who utilize the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority as their sole means of transportation," he said in a statement. "Based on the information indicating the transit authority's fiscal year 2013 budget is balanced, I cannot in good conscience currently support the proposed fare increases."

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    5. Massachusetts Senate approves bailout for MBTA, rejects control board | masslive

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      Massachusetts Senate approves bailout for MBTA, rejects control board | masslive

      The Pioneer Valley authority provides fixed-route bus service and paratransit service to 24 communities, including Amherst, Chicopee, Holyoke, Northampton, Palmer, Springfield and Westfield. The service is used by elderly people, college students, the disabled and people without cars.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield   Amherst

    6. Final $17 million for Union Station means rehabilitation can move forward on new train, bus station in Springfield

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      Final $17 million for Union Station means rehabilitation can move forward on new train, bus station in Springfield

      Construction on those rail lines in Massachusetts will begin in July, said Timothy W. Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. Rail work should be done by 2014. The state is also studying future improvements to the east-west Boston-Worcester- Springfield rail corridor.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    7. Pratt & Whitney signs contract to supply jet engines to Russia's Irkut Corp. | masslive.com

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      Pratt & Whitney signs contract to supply jet engines to Russia's Irkut Corp. | masslive.com

      Pratt and Russia’s Irkut Corp. on Tuesday signed an agreement to offer the Pratt-built PurePower PW1400G engine on Irkut’s MC-21 line of planes, Todd Kallman, president of Pratt’s Commercial Engines operation, said.

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      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   The Republican

    8. Brian Stefano takes helm at Peter Pan Bus Lines | masslive

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      Brian Stefano takes helm at Peter Pan Bus Lines | masslive

      Stefano said he’ll assume day-to-day management at Peter Pan. Peter A. Picknelly will devote more of his attention to other family-owned businesses, including OPAL, the family’s real-estate development arm, which will have a special focus on downtown Springfield, according to a release.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   Northampton

    9. Report: Greyhound cutting bus service to Northampton and Greenfield

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 1 2012)

      "The national bus line said Thursday it intends to end service to five locations along Interstate 91 - Northampton and Greenfield in Massachusetts, two places in Vermont and one in New Hampshire," the report says. "Service in Northampton, where one or two buses stop daily, is expected to cease June 20."

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      Mentions:   Daily Hampshire Gazette   Northampton   Greenfield

    10. Hearings scheduled for proposed high-speed rail line linking Springfield and New Haven

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      Hearings scheduled for proposed high-speed rail line linking Springfield and New Haven

      The state Department of Transportation has prepared a report outlining the potential impact of the project on noise levels, air quality, water quality and cultural and recreational resources along the corridor.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    11. Mass transit cuts may hurt WMass most

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      Mass transit cuts may hurt WMass most

      A coalition of transit advocates are rallying on Beacon Hill, protesting against fare hikes and services cuts that are being proposed or enforced in transit systems across the state.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    12. Gulfstream to break ground for expansion at Barnes airport in Westfield

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      Gulfstream to break ground for expansion at Barnes airport in Westfield

      Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will formally break ground Friday on the $20 million expansion of its facility at Barnes Regional Airport

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    13. Airport upgrades arriving soon | Hartford Business

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      Airport upgrades arriving soon | Hartford Business

      The Connecticut General Assembly created the airport authority in 2011 to be a more nimble and more-responsive administrator of Bradley and the state’s general aviation airports than the Connecticut Department of Transportation. Since first meeting in October, the authority has dealt with procedural issues while leaving the larger tasks — hiring a route development director, addressing the new terminal — for after an executive director is hired.

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    14. Holyoke seeks design for platform that Mayor Alex Morse expects will lead to return of passenger train service

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      Holyoke seeks design for platform that Mayor Alex Morse expects will lead to return of passenger train service

      Holyoke is included in the Knowledge Corridor Passenger Rail project that is making repairs to the Connecticut River rail corridor known as the Vermonter line. Morse said his understanding from state officials was train rides for passengers would return here by late 2013.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Greenfield   Holyoke

    15. Massachusetts lawmakers juggle concerns over MBTA fare hikes, regional equity

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      Massachusetts lawmakers juggle concerns over MBTA fare hikes, regional equity

      When Rep. Michael Finn, D-West Springfield, raised concerns that the Springfield regional transit authority is also looking at raising fares and cutting service without momentum for a state bailout, Davey said he has directed his staff to try to find $500,000 to $700,000 in one-time funds that could be used in Springfield to offset cuts.

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      Mentions:   Massport   West Springfield   Springfield

    16. West Springfield Mayor Gregory Neffinger calls for better communication on $6.5 million Route 20 railroad overpass project

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      West Springfield Mayor Gregory Neffinger calls for better communication on $6.5 million Route 20 railroad overpass project

       Mayor Gregory C. Neffinger issued a call to the state Department of Transportation and CSX Corp. for better communication among the three with regard to a $6.5 million railroad overpass project on Route 20.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   The Republican

    17. Airlines did a better job for passengers in 2011

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      Airlines did a better job for passengers in 2011

      Airline performance improved last year as judged by four measures — passengers who endured lost bags, delayed flights, lousy service or bumpings from full flights, according to an annual report to be released Monday.

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      Mentions:   Southwest Airlines   Delta Air Lines

    18. State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey to address Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield at Chicopee breakfast

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      State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey to address Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield at Chicopee breakfast

      State Transportation Secretary Richard A. Davey will get an early start Wednesday morning when he addresses the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield at 7:15 at the MassMutual Learning and Conference Center, 250 Memorial Drive, Chicopee.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Chicopee

    19. PVTA wins TSA award for keeping passengers safe from terrorist threats

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      PVTA wins TSA award for keeping passengers safe from terrorist threats

      The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority was honored with a Gold Standard award last week by the Transportation Security Administration for building a program to keep passengers safe from terrorist threats.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    20. Planned Route 20 railroad bridge project attracts more than 100 West Springfield residents to hearing

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 29 2012)

      Planned Route 20 railroad bridge project attracts more than 100 West Springfield residents to hearing

      The state Department of Transportation, which is doing the project at Charles Avenue, conducted the hearing to get comments prior to completing designs for the undertaking. Some surveying and sign-posting is set to start Monday. Plans call for a temporary bridge to be in place by Aug. 1 and a new bridge opening to traffic by Dec. 1, 2013.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   The Republican

    21. PVTA, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission push for dedicated regional tranportation funding source

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 26 2012)

      PVTA, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission push for dedicated regional tranportation funding source

      But what the region really needs is a dedicated transportation funding source, like a payroll or sales tax, with the money only going to local transportation projects and local mass-transit projects, according to transportation planners who pitched the idea at a meeting Friday hosted by the PVTA and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Amherst

    22. Bradley International Airport plan expected to prevent long runway delays

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      Bradley International Airport plan expected to prevent long runway delays

      Since the Oct. 29 storm, the FAA, TSA, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, other federal agencies, airlines, ground services, DOT, and the newly-created Connecticut Airport Authority developed the plans and programs announced on Thursday, the authority said.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   The Republican

    23. Westfield prepares to launch $400,000 transportation study

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      Westfield prepares to launch $400,000 transportation study

      Six consultants, none local, have submitted proposals in response to the planned joint study by Westfield and the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority. The anticipated cost of the review is $400,000, financed by the state’s Department of Transportation.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Springfield   Amherst

    24. Westfield schedules road upgrades at Barnes Regional Airport

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      Westfield schedules road upgrades at Barnes Regional Airport

      City officials will open bids March 15 on an estimated $1.3 million relocation of an access road at Barnes Regional Airport.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   The Republican

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