1. Articles in category: Transportation

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    1. Massachusetts' purchase of CSX railroad line may lead to improved Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 17 2012)

      Massachusetts' purchase of CSX railroad line may lead to improved Springfield

      Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray announced the impending sale Monday as part of a 14-page report Transforming the Rail Network for Economic and Community Development. Besides east-west passenger rail, the report also details efforts by both the state and CSX to accommodate double-stacked freight trains by increasing overhead clearances on the CSX freight line in Western Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Amtrak   Springfield

    2. Fitch rates Bradley Airport debt with flying colors | HartfordBusiness.com

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Sep 16 2012)

      Fitch Ratings gave 'A' ratings to some $154 million in outstanding debt for Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks. Fitch gave 'As' to approximately $147 million in outstanding 2011 series A&B general airport revenue refunding bonds, and to some $7 million in outstanding parity 2001 series B general airport revenue bonds.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport

    3. Palmer Redevelopment Authority applies for $3 million grant to support return of passenger rail service

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 12 2012)

      Palmer Redevelopment Authority applies for $3 million grant to support return of passenger rail service

      The Palmer Redevelopment Authority filed for a $3 million MassWorks Infrastructure grant to support the return of passenger rail service in town, but the town manager said the application should have been endorsed by him and the Town Council first.

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      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   Palmer

    4. Planned bullet train would skip Spfld

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Sep 5 2012)

      Planned bullet train would skip Spfld

      The high speed rail project that includes the renovation of Union Station in Springfield, an upgrade to rail lines through Connecticut, and the potential for service from Springfield to Boston, is set to start soon.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    5. Officials to highlight 'Knowledge Corridor' passenger train service at potential

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 27 2012)

      Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray and congressmen Richard Neal and John Olver were expected this morning to update efforts to bring passenger rail service to the so-called Knowledge Corridor, a term for the Hartford-Springfield metropolitan region that's home to 1.8 million people, about 1.1 million workers and more than 120,000 students spread over 32 colleges and universities.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Northampton

    6. Massachusetts to buy Knowledge Corridor right-of-way for Springfield-to-Vermont passenger rail

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 23 2012)

      Massachusetts to buy Knowledge Corridor right-of-way for Springfield-to-Vermont passenger rail

      The $17 million transaction with Pan Am Railways, which currently owns the line, will be formalized soon, according to Timothy W. Brennan, the Executive Director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. The purchase, made at the recommendation of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, will give the public more control of the corridor, which is being built with $73 million in federal stimulus money, Brennan said.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer   Springfield

    7. Boston to Washington rail corridor -- including Springfield area -- focus of federal review

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      Boston to Washington rail corridor -- including Springfield area -- focus of federal review

      The high-speed rail project calls for up to 25 daily round-trip trains, or up to 50 one-way trips per day, by 2030. Officials are planning work that seeks to increase the capacity of the line to accommodate additional trains, including a hike from a maximum of 80 miles per hour train speed to 110 miles per hour, service to new regional train stations, and reduced scheduled travel times, the report said.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Amtrak   Springfield

    8. Springfield hires Daniel O'Connell's Sons as construction manager for $45 million Union Station project

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      Springfield hires Daniel O'Connell's Sons as construction manager for $45 million Union Station project

      Daniel O’Connell’s Sons, as the selected “construction manager at risk,” will be responsible for ensuring the project meets budget, schedule and quality requirements, said O’Connell’s president Dennis Fitzpatrick. The company serves as the lead contractor and commits to completing the project within a guaranteed maximum price.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Amtrak   Springfield

    9. Legislators approve more than $60 million for transportation projects in Western Massachusetts | masslive

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      Legislators approve more than $60 million for transportation projects in Western Massachusetts | masslive

      Massachusetts legislators early today approved an estimated $1.4 billion transportation bond bill with about $60 million in projects for the Pioneer Valley.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Springfield

    10. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visits Union Station in Springfield, officially announces funding | masslive

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 24 2012)

      U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visits Union Station in Springfield, officially announces funding | masslive

      The $45 million rehabilitation of Union Station will create jobs above and beyond the 3,000-or-so construction jobs on the project itself, said U.S. Transportation Secretary Raymond H. LaHood Monday on a visit to the historic, if now empty, building on Frank B. Murray Street.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Amtrak   Springfield

    11. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to visit Springfield for formal Union Station funding announcement

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 23 2012)

      U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to visit Springfield for formal Union Station funding announcement

      U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is scheduled to visit Springfield this morning to formally announce $17 million in funding for the long-awaited renovation of Union Station.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    12. State Street reconstruction in front of Ludlow Mills set to begin

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      State Street reconstruction in front of Ludlow Mills set to begin

      LUDLOW — The reconstruction of State Street in front of the Ludlow Mills complex will begin next week, Bryan Nicholas, senior vice president of the Westmass Area Development Corporation, said.

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      Mentions:   HealthSouth   Ludlow Mills

    13. Big Dig debt blocking MA road projects

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Jul 10 2012)

      Big Dig debt blocking MA road projects Boston's Big Dig debt is costing the state $24 billion dollars and preventing Massachusetts from pursuing other necessary road projects throughout the state. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    14. New Bradley Terminal Would Nearly Double Airport Gates

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      New Bradley Terminal Would Nearly Double Airport Gates

      Arrivals and departures are estimated to increase 44 percent between 2009 and 2028. Economic development executives in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts universally agree that a robust Bradley is crucial to adding and keeping jobs in the region.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport

    15. New ties to mark rail work start in Northampton

      Explore GazetteNET (Jul 10 2012)

      NORTHAMPTON - Later this summer, when new ties start going down on the city's existing railroad tracks, residents will have the first visible indication of the return of passenger rail service. read more (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer   Amtrak

    16. Aug. 2 hearing on Bradley's new terminal

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Jul 9 2012)

      An Aug. 2 public hearing is planned to discuss a proposal to build a new terminal at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, The Associated Press reports.

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    17. HCC's Embrace Education Foundation Campaign raises $500K for Picknelly Education Center

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      HCC's Embrace Education Foundation Campaign raises $500K for Picknelly Education Center

      The idea to combine an adult education facility with a bus station was the brainchild of the late Peter Picknelly, founder of Peter Pan Bus Lines. “If Peter Sr. were alive today, he would be very, very very proud,” said Robert Schwarz, executive vice president of Peter Pan Bus Lines, which owns the transportation center. “His vision is complete.”

      Schwarz said Picknelly was an avid reader who was troubled by illiteracy in the community and decided to do something about it. “Transportation centers are nice,” Schwarz said, recalling Picknelly’s vision, “but there needs to be more. The more is ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    18. CSX railroad agrees to accelerate Route 20 railroad bridge construction, West Springfield Mayor Gregory Neffinger says

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      CSX railroad agrees to accelerate Route 20 railroad bridge construction, West Springfield Mayor Gregory Neffinger says

      WEST SPRINGFIELD – Rail company CSX has agreed in principle to an accelerated construction technique for the replacement of the Union Street railroad bridge in the Merrick section, according to Mayor Gregory C. Neffinger.

              However, CSX has not confirmed that statement.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Springfield

    19. $26.6 Million For Road & Bridge Repairs

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Jul 3 2012)

      $26.6 Million For Road & Bridge Repairs

      Western Massachusetts is set to receive more than $25 million for local road and bridge projects as part of a $200 million transportation bond bill passed last week by the Legislature .

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    20. PVTA's $1.9 million windfall averts fare hikes, service cuts

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      PVTA's $1.9 million windfall averts fare hikes, service cuts

      State Sen. Stanley C. Rosenberg, D-Amherst said the $1.9 million cash infusion approved for the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority will not only balances its budget, but also signals a new willingness by state lawmakers to provide adequate funding for regional transit agencies statewide.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst

    21. PVTA Advisory Board votes against fare hikes in 2013

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      PVTA Advisory Board votes against fare hikes in 2013

      PVTA bus fares will remain the same through June 30, 2013.  The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority Advisory Board voted on Wednesday not to increase fares in 2013, despite warnings by dissenters that as a consequence services will have to be cut – and the board will be faced with the same dilemma in 2014.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    22. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says 'no' to proposed PVTA fare hikes, citing transit authority's improving fiscal health | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 27 2012)

      Sarno said higher fares could hurt city residents who rely on public transportation. "I was concerned about the proposed fare increases because of the impact it would have on many Springfield residents who utilize the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority as their sole means of transportation," he said in a statement. "Based on the information indicating the transit authority's fiscal year 2013 budget is balanced, I cannot in good conscience currently support the proposed fare increases."

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    23. Massachusetts Senate approves bailout for MBTA, rejects control board | masslive

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      Massachusetts Senate approves bailout for MBTA, rejects control board | masslive

      The Pioneer Valley authority provides fixed-route bus service and paratransit service to 24 communities, including Amherst, Chicopee, Holyoke, Northampton, Palmer, Springfield and Westfield. The service is used by elderly people, college students, the disabled and people without cars.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield   Amherst

    24. Final $17 million for Union Station means rehabilitation can move forward on new train, bus station in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 19 2012)

      Final $17 million for Union Station means rehabilitation can move forward on new train, bus station in Springfield

      Construction on those rail lines in Massachusetts will begin in July, said Timothy W. Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. Rail work should be done by 2014. The state is also studying future improvements to the east-west Boston-Worcester- Springfield rail corridor.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Congressman Richard E. Neal

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