1. Articles in category: Transportation

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    1. Railroad developments on track for Valley

      Explore GazetteNET (Jan 1 2012)

      Railroad developments on track for Valley A nearly $73 million federal project to rehabilitate the Pan Am southern tracks that extend from Greenfield through Northampton into Holyoke is slated for completion in the next few years, with some of its components already in the works. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   University of Connecticut   Palmer

    2. Bradley to launch Fort Myers non-stop | Hartford Business

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Dec 27 2011)

      Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks will have its first nonstop service to Fort Myers, Fla. starting on Feb. 12. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Southwest Airlines

    3. Pioneer Valley officials lobby state for transportation, highway funds

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 16 2011)

      Pioneer Valley officials lobby state for transportation, highway funds PVPC executive director Timothy W. Brennan called for more revenue to help address nearly $1.2 billion in area highway projects in backlog since 2002 and another $279 million in regional transit projects. Highway projects include a $358 million estimate to replace the Interstate 91 viaduct in Springfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   The Republican

    4. Consultant: Bradley International Airport needs to take steps to lure European flights

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 4 2011)

      Consultant: Bradley International Airport needs to take steps to lure European flights Bradley has enough passengers in its service area to support European flights, Hill said – more than 1,900 daily passengers move between the Bradley service area and transatlantic points in each direction, Hill said, with over 1,000 within 60 minutes of Bradley. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   The Republican

    5. Bus service in Westfield to be study of new PVTA transportation study

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 1 2011)

      Bus service in Westfield to be study of new PVTA transportation study Mayor Daniel M. Knapik is asking the City Council to support the new $400,000 study, set to launch in early 2012, by the state Department of Transportation and regional transit authority when it meets in regular session Thursday. That study, financed by the state, will address current and future bus transportation needs in the city along with the extent of commercial and other development or redevelopment of the downtown. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Springfield   Greenfield

    6. Center of Attention

      Explore BusinessWest (Nov 22 2011)

      Center of Attention The concept initially came together nearly a decade ago. It was a unique and ambitious plan — to combine a transportation center with adult basic education programs and a childcare facility — but it made sense on many levels. So much so, that the Holyoke Transportation Center was able to withstand myriad challenges, many of them capable of scuttling the initiative. The end result is what one of the private-equity investors calls “a one-stop shop to improve your life.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    7. New Haven-to-Hartford-to-Springfield high-speed rail line project manager remains confident despite votes in Congress

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 17 2011)

      New Haven-to-Hartford-to-Springfield high-speed rail line project manager remains confident despite votes in Congress John Bernick said Thursday that Connecticut is "still in good shape" and has already received enough money to launch service from New Haven to Windsor in 2016. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. Pioneer Valley Transit Authority unveils new energy efficient buses

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 11 2011)

      Pioneer Valley Transit Authority unveils new energy efficient buses PVTA Administrator Mary L. MacInnes said the spacious new buses will make it easier for riders with disabilities or older riders to get on and off the bus. The new fleet will also include an Intelligent Transportation System, which automatically announces stops and displays time information. The buses have cameras, automatic passenger counters and more, she said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    9. Palmer, Amherst, Montague among communities advocating restoration of passenger rail service along New England Central rail line

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 4 2011)

      Palmer, Amherst and Montague, along with five communities in Connecticut and the town of Brattleboro, Vt. are expected to sign a memorandum of agreement on Friday to pledge their support to pursue funding to restore passenger rail service and enhance freight rail service along the New England Central Rail Corridor line. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Amtrak   Springfield

    10. Public transportation in Pioneer Valley running well after weekend storm

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 1 2011)

      Public transportation in Pioneer Valley running well after weekend storm Despite the premature winter storm that left millions of customers without power from Maryland through New England, including tens of thousands in the Pioneer Valley still awaiting restoration, public transportation in the Springfield area is running smoothly, for the most part, according to transit officials. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield College   Amtrak   Springfield

    11. Event: The NHHS Rail Corridor: Opportunities for Economic Growth

      Explore Regional Plan Association (Oct 24 2011)

      Event: The NHHS Rail Corridor: Opportunities for Economic Growth Connecticut is moving forward with plans to improve passenger rail service in the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield corridor in Central Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. These rail improvements will allow the frequency of passenger rail service in the corridor to increase to every half hour at peak times. Participants in the event will identify strategies that the region must implement in order to maximize the economic impact of this project. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor

    12. Western Massachusetts railroad improvements will cut travel time between Connecticut and Vermont

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 20 2011)

      Western Massachusetts railroad improvements will cut travel time between Connecticut and Vermont Improvements on the Pan Am Rail line from Springfield to Northfield in the next two years will allow the Amtrak’s Vermonter line to move back to its original route, reduce travel time and restore passenger service to Northampton and Greenfield, the nation’s top railroad official said Thursday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   William Martin   Amtrak   Springfield

    13. Springfield's Union Station gets $6 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 12 2011)

      Springfield's Union Station gets $6 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant “Today’s announcement is another indication that the Union Station redevelopment project is moving forward in the right direction,” Neal said. “I have always believed that the successful rehabilitation of that historic landmark has the potential to transform the north blocks of downtown Springfield. This funding by the U.S. Department of Transportation is another significant investment in an intermodal transportation project that will serve the entire Western Massachusetts region.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    14. JetBlue adds Bradley flight to Palm Beach, Fla. | Hartford Business

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Oct 3 2011)

      JetBlue Airways is expanding its services at Bradley International Airport, with the addition of a new nonstop flight to Palm Beach Florida.The direct flight to West Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is JetBlue's fourth destination added from Hartford in the past year, when the airline began services from Bradley. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport

    15. GOV. MALLOY APPOINTS FOUR TO CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY BOARD

      Explore Military & Aerospace Electronics (Sep 22 2011)

      Governor Dannel P. Malloy today appointed four people to the Connecticut Airport Authority and named the board's chair. Appointed board members must have business and management experience and expertise in financial planning, budgeting and assessment, marketing, master planning, aviation, or transportation management. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Dannel Malloy

    16. Report: Mass. transportation system needs $15 billion in repairs

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 22 2011)

      Report: Mass. transportation system needs $15 billion in repairs The state transportation secretary says an MBTA fare increase could be in the works following a report that says Massachusetts' aging highway, bridge, and transit network needs more than $15 billion in repairs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee

    17. Holyoke freight tour shows how Pioneer Valley Railroad affects industry, from silos to wax

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 16 2011)

      Holyoke freight tour shows how Pioneer Valley Railroad affects industry, from silos to wax Pioneer Valley Railroad gave a tour by caboose here Friday of the industries it delivers to and improvements made on tracks. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Holyoke   The Republican

    18. Barnes Regional Airport Commission approves 50-year lease for Gulfstream corporate aircraft expansion project

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 8 2011)

      Barnes Regional Airport Commission approves 50-year lease for Gulfstream corporate aircraft expansion project The three-member Barnes Regional Airport Commission Thursday approved a 50-year lease of nearly 11 acres of airport property to Gulfstream that will allow the company to expand operations here with a new $20 million service center for its largest corporate jet. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   General Dynamics   Westfield   The Republican

    19. Westfield City Council considers tax incentive to attract new Gulfstream $20 million service center

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 7 2011)

      Westfield City Council considers tax incentive to attract new Gulfstream $20 million service center City Councilors have agreed to meet Sept. 14 to consider details of a property tax incentive package designed to encourage Gulfstream, a division of General Dynamics, to build a $20 million corporate jet service center and create an estimated 100 new jobs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   General Dynamics   Westfield   The Republican

    20. Westfield negotiating with Gulfstream for service center for newest corporate jet

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 29 2011)

      Westfield negotiating with Gulfstream for service center for newest corporate jet That center, if approved, will be created on property owned by Barnes Regional Airport, maintain an existing 131 jobs, create an additional 100 jobs and eventually provide Westfield with as much as $500,000 in annual property taxes. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   General Dynamics   Westfield   The Republican

    21. Bradley International Airport running at 70 percent of normal volume

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 29 2011)

      Bradley International Airport running at 70 percent of normal volume Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks is running at about 70 percent of its normal Monday volume, said John J. Wallace, director of communications at the airport. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   The Republican

    22. State recovery in jeopardy as stimulus funds dry up - The Boston Globe

      Explore Boston.com (Aug 22 2011)

      “The stimulus has been profoundly important for our economy,’’ said Gregory Bialecki, Patrick’s secretary of housing and economic development. “And that’s not just because we were able to keep a lot of people working. It’s also because we were able to set the table for a lot of substantial projects.’’ (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Gregory P. Bialecki

    23. Governor Malloy ratifies creation of Connecticut Airport Authority, a quasi-public agency to oversee Bradley International Airport

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 15 2011)

      Governor Malloy ratifies creation of Connecticut Airport Authority, a quasi-public agency to oversee Bradley International Airport The quasi-public agency frees Bradley and the state’s five other general aviation airports from the state Department of Transportation’s control, with the goal of minimizing the bureaucratic red tape that has hindered airport development and operations. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   The Republican   Donald Williams

    24. Peter Pan Bus Lines to debut premium express service for Springfield to Hartford run

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 13 2011)

      Peter Pan Bus Lines to debut premium express service for Springfield to Hartford run It’s for highway rollers at Peter Pan Bus Lines Inc. in Springfield. Peter Pan and business partner Greyhound introduced their premium express service to Springfield through Hartford to New York City Aug. 16. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Peter Pan Bus Lines

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