1. Articles in category: Transportation

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    1. Plans to renovate Union Station in Springfield clear environmental hurdle

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 1 2012)

      Plans to renovate Union Station in Springfield clear environmental hurdle

      The Federal Transit Authority ruled that its “Finding of No Significant Impact,” issued 12 years ago, was re-evaluated this year and the finding “remains valid” after design changes, said Mary Beth Mello, regional administrator for the federal agency.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    2. Connecticut to announce $121 million for high-speed rail between Springfield and New Haven

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      State and federal officials are set to announce $121 million in federal funding for a high-speed rail project between New Haven and Springfield, Mass.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Dannel Malloy

    3. Western Massachusetts residents weigh in on public transportation issues

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      Western Massachusetts residents weigh in on public transportation issues

      The ‘Your Vision Our Future. A Transportation Conversation’ series will resume Oct. 2 in Worcester. Davey and representatives of various DOT departments will be at the Pittsfield Public Library on Oct. 4 and at the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst on Oct. 10. Both sessions are scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m..

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    4. MassDOT to hold public hearing on transit issues at Springfield Technical Community College

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      MassDOT to hold public hearing on transit issues at Springfield Technical Community College

      Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary Richard A. Davey and others are expected to be on hand for the 2-hour session at Springfield Technical Community College's Scibelli Hall. The series of meetings, a total of 15 across the state, are taking place as Gov. Deval L. Patrick continues to work on a long-term transportation financing plan. The public sessions, including one scheduled for next month at UMass-Amherst, are designed to help MassDOT officials exchange ideas with residents, community leaders and business owners about the future of transportation in the Bay State.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College

    5. Bradley International Airport opens cell phone lot for people picking up arriving airline travelers

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      Bradley International Airport opens cell phone lot for people picking up arriving airline travelers

      Bradley International Airport is the second largest airport in New England and serves a customer base that covers the entire Northeast, including Western Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey. According to the most recent economic impact analysis, Bradley contributes $4 billion in economic activity to the state of Connecticut and the surrounding region, representing $1.2 billion in wages and 18,000 full-time jobs.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport

    6. MassDOT officials plan series of public meetings with one in Springfield Thursday

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      MassDOT officials plan series of public meetings with one in Springfield Thursday

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is kicking off a series of statewide public meetings.Transportation Secretary Richard Davey said the statewide discussions are intended to let users of the state's transportation system share their ideas, thoughts and proposals for improving and paying for the network.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

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

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      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

    8. 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

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

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      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

    10. 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

    11. 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

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

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      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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

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

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      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

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

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      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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. New ties to mark rail work start in Northampton

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      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

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

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      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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    23. 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

    24. 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

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