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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. $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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    7. 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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    8. Statehouse compromise would restore tolls on western portion of Massachusetts Turnpike, raise gas and cigarette taxes

      Statehouse compromise would restore tolls on western portion of Massachusetts Turnpike, raise gas and cigarette taxes

      State legislative leaders Tuesday night released a compromise bill to raise $500 million in taxes and other new revenues for transportation improvements including raising the gas and cigarette taxes and restoring tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike for passenger vehicles between Exits 1 and 6.

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    9. Railroad upgrades are underway in Mass.

      Railroad upgrades are underway in Mass.

      In just a few years, travel could be a lot easier here in Massachusetts. Railroad renovations are underway as part of the New England Northeast rail corridor project. It's a federal project being paid with stimulus dollars. The goal is for Amtrak service to be available from New Haven up to Vermont, making stops in between.

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    10. Northampton I-91 Exit 19 interchange goes into design phase; work projected to be done by 2019

      Northampton I-91 Exit 19 interchange goes into design phase; work projected to be done by 2019

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is proceeding into the design phase of a plan to reconfigure the Interstate 91 interchange at exit 19. The plan, called Alternative 13A, features a roundabout at the foot of the ramp coming off the northbound lanes of I-91 and a new, wider entrance ramp off Bridge Street into the southbound lanes. There is no southbound exit in the plan. To get onto I-91 north, motorists will still have to drive down Damon Road to its intersection with King Street.

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    11. Mayors urge more Amtrak shuttles between Springfield and Vermont | GazetteNet.com

      Mayors urge more Amtrak shuttles between Springfield and Vermont | GazetteNet.com

      The mayors of Northampton, Greenfield and Holyoke are lobbying the state to increase the number of daily Amtrak shuttles planned for their communities when new high-speed passenger rail service begins next year.  The extension of the New Haven/Springfield Amtrak Shuttle north will provide a significant economic boon to both the region and to their respective communities, the three mayors said in a letter this week to Richard A. Davey, the state’s transportation secretary.

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    12. Union Station project in Springfield gets $467400 contribution from

      Union Station project in Springfield gets $467400 contribution from

      With the latest grant, MassDevelopment has now provided nearly $2.1 million in funding for environmental work at Union Station and the abutting former Hotel Charles property, and the parking garage site. In January, MassDevelopment announced a $650,0000 grant, also through its brownfield redevelopment fund, for environmental assessment and mitigation at Union Station, as part of its commitment in funds.

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    13. Massachusetts highway administrator boosts 1-91 overhaul in Springfield, possible restoration of turnpike tolls

      Massachusetts highway administrator boosts 1-91 overhaul in Springfield, possible restoration of turnpike tolls

      DePaola, an engineer who was appointed to his position in 2011, was among top leaders in state government who spoke in front of business officials during this year's "Beacon Hill Summit" at the Statehouse by the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce and the Chicopee Chamber of Commerce.

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    14. Bradley International - American Airlines Announcement

      Following the exciting news last week about American Airlines instituting nonstop service to Los Angeles from Bradley, I want to thank all of the members of the business community who have continuously helped our efforts to attract new air service which is critical to our region’s needs.  We are working diligently on securing additional markets and increasing capacity, and have tailored our efforts to meet your air service requests.

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