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    1. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to unveil $200 million appropriation to replace decks on I-91 in Springfield

      Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to unveil $200 million appropriation to replace decks on I-91 in Springfield

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick today is scheduled to announce that he will approve $200 million for replacing decks on an elevated and deteriorating section of Interstate 91 in Springfield and that construction will begin in a year on the project.  During a speech before the Associated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, Patrick is expected to announce the $200 million in state money for replacing decks and also $1.225 million in state funds to create a permanent place for the Camp STAR Angelina day camp for children and young adults at Forest Park in Springfield.

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    2. Bradley International Airport adds parking programs for frequent fliers | masslive.com

      Bradley International Airport adds parking programs for frequent fliers | masslive.com

      Two programs have gone into effect at Bradley International Airport making it easier to park there, courtesy of the Connecticut Airport Authority and Standard Parking Inc., the parking operator.  The first program is a new “Frequent Parker Program” called “Auto-Pilot Rewards.” It started on Oct. 1, and already, more than 500 customers have enrolled.

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    3. Pioneer Valley Transit Authority seeks $70 million to build new bus operations and maintenance facility in Springfield

      Pioneer Valley Transit Authority seeks $70 million to build new bus operations and maintenance facility in Springfield

      The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority is seeking about $70 million in state money to construct a new operations and maintenance facility in Springfield for its fleet of vans and buses.  The proposed 308,840-square-foot facility would be built on 18 industrially-zoned acres at 665 Cottage St. in Springfield. It would be a major upgrade from the current outdated, cramped operations and storage building at 2840 Main St. in Springfield, according to Mary L. MacInnes, administrator of the authority, which provides public transportation for 24 communities.

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    4. State Department of Transportation Secretary Richard Davey views East Longmeadow rotary, Interstate 91 viaduct

      State Department of Transportation Secretary Richard Davey views East Longmeadow rotary, Interstate 91 viaduct

      Sen. Gale D. Candaras, D-Wilbraham, and state Rep. Angelo J. Puppolo, D-Springfield, met with Davey to express their concerns about the region. "We wanted to show him the rotary in East Longmeadow because it really needs remediation," Candaras said. "The last time the issue was looked at was 14 years ago, and we wanted him to bring his fresh eyes and his expertise." The rotary sees an average of 49,000 cars a day and almost a daily accident, officials said.

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    5. Manhan River bridge in Easthampton slated to reopen Thursday, five weeks ahead of schedule

      Manhan River bridge in Easthampton slated to reopen Thursday, five weeks ahead of schedule

      Transportation Administrator Frank DePaola will visit the bridge on Monday at 10 a.m. to see the finished work and learn about the remaining items to be completed, according to the release. The $3.74 million bridge was built with precast concrete deck bulb T-beams, a process that reduces the amount of time required. This is the first such construction used in Western Massachusetts. The beams are built and cured off site.

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    6. Massachusetts approves study to overhaul Interstate 91 through Springfield

      Massachusetts approves study to overhaul Interstate 91 through Springfield

      In a step forward for a massive transportation project in Western Massachusetts, the state has chosen a consultant to study possible alternative alignments for Interstate 91 through Springfield, while highway officials proceed with a plan to replace decks on a deteriorating elevated portion of the highway in the city. The transportation department on late Friday said that it has picked the Cheshire, Conn.-based consulting firm Milone & MacBroom Inc. to evaluate alternatives for a section of Interstate 91 including possibly depressing the highway section to ground level or below ground.

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    7. TSA to offer expedited security checks at more airports and to more air travelers

      TSA to offer expedited security checks at more airports and to more air travelers

      The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that it will expand its low-profile TSA Pre✓™(pre-check) expedited screening program to include 60 more airports, including Bradley International Airport here and Logan International Airport in Boston, and allow potentially millions more fliers to join up.

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    8. Red Carpet Sendoff For Bradley's New Direct Flight To L.A. - Courant.com

      Red Carpet Sendoff For Bradley's New Direct Flight To L.A. - Courant.com

      It's not every day passengers depart from Bradley International Airport down a red carpet to the plane, balloons decorating the gate and a Hollywoodesque arch to pose under for pictures.  But yesterday wasn't an ordinary day for Bradley.
      Tuesday morning marked American Airlines' inaugural nonstop flight to Los Angeles, sent off down the runway with water cannons spraying over the plane, after speeches by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and officials from American Airlines and the Connecticut Airport Authority.

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    9. US Sen. Edward Markey expresses hope for long-delayed Union Station redevelopment project | masslive.com

      US Sen. Edward Markey expresses hope for long-delayed Union Station redevelopment project | masslive.com

      Touring the downtown train station with Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and state Rep. Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, D-Springfield, Markey said he was impressed with its past and its future potential.  “This place played a huge role for Springfield in the 20th century and can play an even larger role in the 21st century,” the newly elected senator from Malden said.

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    10. All electronic tolling system on Massachusetts Turnpike unpopular with residents at public hearing in Springfield

      All electronic tolling system on Massachusetts Turnpike unpopular with residents at public hearing in Springfield

      The administration of Gov. Deval L. Patrick is moving forward on a $250 million plan to demolish toll plazas, eliminate the positions of toll collectors and install all-electronic tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike by 2017.  Thomas Walling of Wilbraham said the Massachusetts Turnpike was built in the early 1960s and residents were told the tolls it would be paid off by 1982.  “It’s been paid off twice,” Walling said. “We don’t need these devices.”  Other residents said they are concerned the electronic tolling system would be used to charge drivers with speeding. Massachusetts Department of Transportation spokesman Michael ...

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    11. Manhan River Bridge scheduled to reopen in October, nearly two months ahead of schedule

      Manhan River Bridge scheduled to reopen in October, nearly two months ahead of schedule

      State transportation officials said Tuesday the Manhan River Bridge is on target to reopen early in October, about two months ahead of schedule. Frank DePaola, administrator for the highway division of the state Department of Transportation, visited the bridge site Tuesday and said “Things are going very well.”

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    12. Gov. Deval Patrick pushes all-electronic tolling for Massachusetts Turnpike, ending need for toll collectors

      Gov. Deval Patrick pushes all-electronic tolling for Massachusetts Turnpike, ending need for toll collectors

      The administration of Gov. Deval L. Patrick is moving forward on a $250 million plan to demolish toll plazas, eliminate the positions of toll collectors and install all-electronic tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike by 2017.  Officials are pushing all-electronic tolling while also working on a separate plan to reinstate tolls for passenger vehicles between Exits 1 and 6 on the western end of the turnpike, starting Oct. 15.

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    13. Editorial: Bradley International Airport to Europe - on the horizon again

      Editorial: Bradley International Airport to Europe - on the horizon again

      Western Massachusetts companies that do business overseas have high hopes that Bradley International Airport will live up to its name and reinstate its short-lived nonstop service to Amsterdam – or another European city.  During a forum held last week at the Westfield headquarters of heating and air-conditioning equipment maker Mestek, an official of the Connecticut Airport Authority, which took over airport operations from the Connecticut state Department of Transportation on July 1, gave listeners a reason to hope.

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    14. Westfield Barnes Regional Airport gets federal grant; city seeks new restaurant for terminal | masslive

      Westfield Barnes Regional Airport gets federal grant; city seeks new restaurant for terminal | masslive

      The federal government is kicking in $8.7 million toward $20 million in runway improvements and other work in at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport.  U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, announced that he'll visit the airport Monday morning to announce the funds, which come from aircraft fuels taxes collected and then distributed by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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    15. Bradley International Airport looks to renew service to Europe from Hartford-Springfield region

      Bradley International Airport looks to renew service to Europe from Hartford-Springfield region

      When Mestek Inc. president R. Bruce Dewey has to send sales staff or engineers to Europe, just getting them to an airport that truly lives up to the name "international" is the first order of business. "We have drivers who take people to Boston or to New York City," Dewey said, explaining how international business is important for Mestek, a maker of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment. "We have also had a lot of luck flying people out of Dulles (in Washington, D.C), but then you have to first fly them to Washington."

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    16. Gov. Deval Patrick rejects transportation tax bill, seeks possible extra increase in gas tax | masslive

      Gov. Deval Patrick rejects transportation tax bill, seeks possible extra increase in gas tax | masslive

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick and state legislators are deadlocked on an estimated $800 million bill to pay for transportation improvements.  Patrick on Tuesday rejected the bill and sent it back to legislators with a proposed amendment. Patrick said the bill is flawed because it depends on $135 million in revenues from certain tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike that are scheduled to be removed in fewer than four years.

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    17. $500 million financing bill needs fix, Massachusetts transportation secretary says

      $500 million financing bill needs fix, Massachusetts transportation secretary says

      Money for transportation projects is tight with needs at the MBTA and regional transit authorities and massive projects in the works such as the viaduct in Springfield. Recently, the governor angered municipal leaders when he released to cities and towns just half of the $300 million approved in a law for Chapter 90 local road repairs.

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    18. House approves $500M transpo-tax bill

      House approves $500M transpo-tax bill

      In a 105 to 47 vote Wednesday, the Massachusetts House of Representatives approved a final transportation funding bill Wednesday that raises $500 million dollars in new taxes.  By 2017, that number will jump to $800 million dollars. “There’s a great need for transportation infrastructure improvements so what we did today was we dedicated a funding stream to be able to make those improvements and invest in Massachusetts so that we can help the economy grow,” said Rep. Michael Finn (D-West Springfield).

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