1. Articles in category: Transportation

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    1. West Springfield Mayor Edward Gibson says extraordinary economic development in 2010 will be hard to beat ...

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 14 2011)

      West Springfield Mayor Edward Gibson says extraordinary economic development in 2010 will be hard to beat ... The other huge project that got started in 2010 was the mammoth expansion of CSX’s freight yard, a project which Gibson put at $10 million. “That will definitely lead to a rejuvenation of our Main Street-Union Street corridor and hopefully lead to future development in the area of the West Springfield trade center,” Gibson said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   The Republican

    2. Bradley International Airport takes off: Ridership up, more options

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 11 2011)

      Bradley International Airport takes off: Ridership up, more options Allan W. Blair, president and chief executive officer of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts agrees. Blair says flight service to Europe would be a boon to the Western Massachusetts-Connecticut regional economy. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Allan W. Blair   Delta Air Lines

    3. PVTA wins federal funding for new passenger information system

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 31 2011)

      PVTA wins federal funding for new passenger information system The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority has received a $745,000 grant to complete the final stage of its passenger information system. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    4. Pratt's new engine could fly Virgin

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Jan 27 2011)

      California airline Virgin America announced this morning it will purchase 60 fuel efficient A320neo aircrafts from France's Airbus for its fleet, possibly choosing the next generation of engine from East Hartford aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney. (Read Full Article)

    5. Bradley International Airport to add new restaurants as part of terminal upgrade

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 23 2011)

      New places to eat and drink are coming to Bradley International Airport starting in late May or early June, the airport’s board of directors was told at Thursday’s monthly meeting. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   The Republican

    6. Bradley International Airport saw increase in travelers for first time in 5 years

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 23 2011)

      Bradley International Airport saw increase in travelers for first time in 5 years Bradley International Airport’s passenger totals for the calendar year 2010 exceeded the numbers for the prior year, 2009, the first such increase in five years. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   The Republican

    7. Scuderi engine to report savings - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 17 2011)

      Hoping to spark a revolution in how internal combustion engines are designed, the Scuderi Group is set to announce today that laboratory simulation tests have shown their "split cycle" engine consumes up to 36 percent less fuel than a conventional engine when running the same course in a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier. The company, which has raised nearly $65 million from investors, has received interest in its innovative engine design from Honda, Peugeot, Daimler and Fiat, according to published reports. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Scuderi Group

    8. Nearly 4 million New Englanders expected to travel over Christmas and New Year's | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 21 2010)

      Nearly 4 million New Englanders expected to travel over Christmas and New Year's | masslive.com Peter Pan Bus Lines in Springfield has already gotten its holiday travel season off to a strong start, said Robert J. Schwarz, executive vice president of Peter Pan. Peter Pan’s popularity among college students means that the holiday travel rush started Friday, Dec. 19. “Once the kids finish their exams they are on their way home,” he said. “We are very excited. The weekend was very strong, too, and from Boston, New York and Providence.” The company plans to move more than 200,000 people from Dec. 19 through Jan. 2, more than half of those passengers will pass ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Amtrak   Springfield

    9. PVTA gets $750,000 in federal funding for 2 new buses

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 17 2010)

      PVTA gets $750,000 in federal funding for 2 new buses The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority has received $750,000 in federal funding for two new handicapped-accessible buses, bringing the total of new buses that arrived earlier this fall to 31. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    10. On Logistics

      Explore From the EDC (Dec 16 2010)

      Last week I had the opportunity to listen to two site selectors who manage global logistics practices. The first was Curtis Spencer, President of IMS Worldwide, who spoke at the Consultants Forum Conference, which I attended to meet with a variety of site selectors and hear updates on topics ranging from the global climate for foreign direct investment (“FDI”) to opportunities in various industry sectors. The second was Tim Feemster who manages Grubb & Ellis’s global logistics practice, the keynote speaker at the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership. The EDC also hosted Tim for a luncheon with local business executives and economic ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    11. On the right track: CSX rails and access to ports could stoke Pioneer Valley's economy

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 13 2010)

      On the right track: CSX rails and access to ports could stoke Pioneer Valley's economy “That’s your niche,” Timothy Feemster, senior vice president and director of Dallas -based real estate company Grubb & Ellis, said last week at an event sponsored by the Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership. “If the cost of fuel goes up, it’s going to be even more important.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith College   Northeast Utilities   West Springfield

    12. Additional federal funds awarded to Knowledge Corridor rail project

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 9 2010)

      Additional federal funds awarded to Knowledge Corridor rail project U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, said, “Having been an outspoken and longtime supporter of high speed rail, both an east-west and a north-south line, I am very pleased with this development.” Neal added, “It is another example of our delegation working together to make high speed rail in Massachusetts a reality.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Amtrak   Springfield

    13. Peter Pan Bus Lines honored for development of Holyoke Intermodal Transportation Center

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 6 2010)

      Peter Pan Bus Lines honored for development of Holyoke Intermodal Transportation Center The Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education has honored the Peter Pan Bus Lines for its visionary development of the new Holyoke Intermodal Transportation Center that now houses Head Start and adult literacy classrooms. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Chicopee

    14. Mobility means more vigor for state’s gateway cities - The Boston Globe

      Explore Boston.com (Dec 4 2010)

      Springfield’s Union Station has been boarded up for 38 years, but a planned refurbishing of the building as a commuter rail, Amtrak, and regional bus center could dramatically increase the possibilities for that city. The $70 million project — which is still at least $20 million short in financing — would turn the city into a hub for high-speed rail service between Vermont and New York. With 28 trips through that “knowledge corridor’’ every day, under a $121 million expansion funded through President Obama’s rail initiative, Springfield would suddenly become a lower-cost alternative for office work that might otherwise be ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Amtrak   Springfield

    15. Billion-Dollar Transmission Project Anticipates Power Weaknesses

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Nov 29 2010)

      Billion-Dollar Transmission Project Anticipates Power Weaknesses The first NEEWS phase — called the Greater Springfield Reliability Project — will install a new transmission line in northern Connecticut and southwestern Massachusetts at a cost of $795 million. The work will begin in December and finish in 2013. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield

    16. Holyoke study targets tough road to urban renewal in 4 neighborhoods

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 10 2010)

      Holyoke study targets tough road to urban renewal in 4 neighborhoods The median household income in Center City is $15,970 a year; citywide it’s $37,850 and in Hampden County it’s $49,658. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican   Holyoke Transportation Center

    17. Editorial: Is jump in car sales the first robin of spring?

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 8 2010)

      Should the upward trend continue, as analysts predict, car manufacturers will eventually hire more workers who will spend more, and parts manufacturers will receive more orders. They, in turn, will order more materials and hire more workers to make those parts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Balise Motor Sales

    18. Bradley Airport transport to be among Connecticut's alternative-fuel efforts

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 1 2010)

      Bradley Airport transport to be among Connecticut's alternative-fuel efforts Come next spring, Yellow cabs and shuttle buses running on compressed natural gas will be driving to and from Bradley International Airport after fueling up at the Shell station on Route 75, one of 10 statewide alternative fueling stations funded by $29 million in matching federal and private monies. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Northeast Utilities   The Republican

    19. Balise Lexus opens new $6.5 million dealership in West Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 27 2010)

      Balise Lexus opens new $6.5 million dealership in West Springfield The 27,000-square-foot facility, dubbed “absolutely gorgeous” by West Springfield Mayor Edward J. Gibson, was constructed in just under seven months. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Balise Motor Sales

    20. Federal government commits $120.9 million to upgrade rail lines between Springfield and New Haven

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 25 2010)

      Federal government commits $120.9 million to upgrade rail lines between Springfield and New Haven The project includes 13 miles of track from the Connecticut border to Springfield’s Union Station. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   The Republican

    21. Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership gets $4.2 million to boost Knowledge Corridor | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 24 2010)

      Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership gets $4.2 million to boost Knowledge Corridor | masslive.com “It’s transportation connected to housing and housing connected to environmental quality,” said Timothy W. Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. “What we’re trying to do is take Springfield and Hartford and make them the twin cities of the Knowledge Corridor much like Minneapolis and St. Paul are in Minnesota.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   University of Connecticut   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    22. HUD awards CT $4.2M for “Knowledge Corridor’’ | Hartford Business

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Oct 19 2010)

      The Capital Region Council of Governments originally asked HUD for $5 million to build on the work of the three metropolitan planning agencies in Hartford, Bristol and Springfield involved in developing the corridor. Their overall effort is to integrate housing, transportation, infrastructure investments and economic and workforce development projects in a region that is home to 1.6 million. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    23. Cooperation on rail plans wins praise - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 18 2010)

      U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, said the inclusion of money for high speed rail projects in the stimulus funding that was proposed to jumpstart the economy is an example of an opportunity coming at a time of economic downturn that must not be neglected. Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said improved rail travel in the Northeast can help revitalize the inner cores of older cities, which in turn will make these urban centers more attractive places for jobs and good housing. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    24. Peter Pan Bus Lines rolls out environmentally-friendly taxi cabs

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 12 2010)

      After 75 years of bus service, Peter Pan Bus Lines is “spreading its wheels “to include environmentally-friendly taxi cabs - and the company has purposefully chosen Northampton as its hub (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

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