1. Articles in category: Transportation

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

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

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      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

    8. 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

    9. 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

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

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      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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. Malloy elicits ideas for CT's airports | Hartford Business

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Aug 10 2011)

      Gov. Dannel Malloy officially created the Connecticut Airport Authority on Wednesday to oversee Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks and immediately held court with several businesses on how they could capitalize on the new organization. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Dannel Malloy

    15. Executive Valet Parking breaks ground on $4 million facility to serve travelers at Bradley International Airport

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 6 2011)

      Executive Valet Parking breaks ground on $4 million facility to serve travelers at Bradley International Airport The new $4 million facility will include nearly 1,200 parking spaces on 18 acres that’s located two-tenths of a mile from the existing facility. The current facility will be closed when the new one is complete. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   The Republican

    16. Bradley recovering passengers in 2011 | Hartford Business

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Aug 5 2011)

      Coupling the late 2010 boost with the first six months of 2011, Bradley Airport had 12 straight months of increasing passenger counts ending in June. From July 2010 to June 2011, the airport had a 9 percent increase in passengers, rising to 5.6 million compared to the 5.2 million passengers from July 2009 to June 2010. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Southwest Airlines

    17. Postal Service transport co. cuts 74 workers in Chicopee

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      Alan Ritchey Inc. Alan Ritchey Inc. Latest from The Business Journals Pinole Point Business Park sold for .2MRichmond bags postal repair center Follow this company , a transporter of bulk mail for the U.S. Postal Service U.S. Postal Service Latest from The Business Journals Green Bay mail center insufficient for Oshkosh operationBizWeek: Batman and Super-Strong Corporate EarningsStudy: Foreclosure dilemma leads to long-term vacancies Follow this company , has announced it will lay off 74 workers and close a facility in Chicopee, Mass., after it failed to win a bid to extend its contract with the U.S. Postal Service. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee

    18. Pioneer Valley Planing Commission preparing long-term transportation plan

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      Pioneer Valley Planing Commission preparing long-term transportation plan The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission wants the public to have a say as to which road, transit and trail projects should be priorities and which might have to fall by the wayside. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Northampton

    19. JetBlue offers new unlimited flight package BluePass

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      JetBlue offers new unlimited flight package BluePass Call it All-You-Can-Jet: Business Edition. JetBlue introduced several new three-month, unlimited flight plans Thursday in an attempt to snare more higher-paying business travelers. (Read Full Article)

    20. Peter Pan selling 1930s GM Futurliner, 1 of 9 remaining, on eBay

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      Peter Pan selling 1930s GM Futurliner, 1 of 9 remaining, on eBay Peter Pan Bus Lines is auctioning its 1939 General Motors Futurliner bus, one of only nine Futurliners still in existence. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Peter Pan Bus Lines   The Republican

    21. Editorial: Upgrades to Western Massachusetts rail system important to the future of rail transportation

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      Editorial: Upgrades to Western Massachusetts rail system important to the future of rail transportation So we’re pleased by the news that work could begin as soon as this summer on a $72.8 million upgrade of train tracks from Springfield to the Vermont state line – part of a broader plan to improve rail service form New Haven, Conn., on Amtrak’s busy Northeast corridor all the way up to Montreal. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Amtrak   Springfield

    22. High speed rail design, construction plans for Western Massachusetts approved

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      High speed rail design, construction plans for Western Massachusetts approved U.S. Reps. John Olver and Richard Neal and Sen. John F. Kerry and federal and state transportation officials said Friday that the U.S. Department of Transportation signed a nearly $73 million grant agreement. Funding is available from federal stimulus money. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Northampton

    23. JetBlue to add Hartford-San Juan service to Bradley International Airport

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 30 2011)

      JetBlue to add Hartford-San Juan service to Bradley International Airport JetBlue Airways Corp. plans to add a nonstop daily flight between Hartford and San Juan, Puerto Rico, beginning next January. The airline currently flies from Connecticut's Bradley International Airport to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Fla., where passengers can catch flights to the Caribbean. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport

    24. IndiGo airlines purchase of 180 Airbus jets means $1 billion in business for Connecticut-based Pratt & Whitney

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 27 2011)

      IndiGo airlines purchase of 180 Airbus jets means $1 billion in business for Connecticut-based Pratt & Whitney IndiGo, India’s largest low-cost airline, has firmed up its order for 180 Airbus Industrie single-aisle aircraft in a deal that will bring more than $1 billion in jet engine business to Pratt & Whitney. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican

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