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    1. Springfield officials, downtown organizations coordinate efforts to deal with I-91 viaduct project, proposed dining district, other issues

      Springfield officials, downtown organizations coordinate efforts to deal with I-91 viaduct project, proposed dining district, other issues

      Representatives of several downtown organizations met Monday with city officials to discuss cooperative strategies ranging from preparations for the Interstate 91 viaduct rehabilitation project to promotion of a dining district. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Kevin Kennedy, the city’s chief development officer, said meetings are being conducted for coordination and planning purposes. Monday’s meeting was at City Hall. There are many endeavors in the downtown district including a new study on the Worthington Street corridor, the major state repairs to Interstate 91 that will create parking and traffic issues, and renovations underway at Union Square and the ...

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    2. Bradley International Airport seeks Springfield-area input, reports strong

      Bradley International Airport seeks Springfield-area input, reports strong

      Springfield business leaders have long wanted a say in Bradley management, said Allan W. Blair , President and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. At first, the idea was to have someone on the Connecticut Airport Authority  board, the governing authority for Bradley as well as Danielson, Groton-New London, Hartford-Brainard, Waterbury-Oxford, and Windham airports. But legislation creating the authority in 2011 put appointing authority in the hands of the Connecticut governor and lawmakers in Hartford. "We understand the political realities," Blair said. Dillon said the advisory committee will have his ear.

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    3. Springfield-to-Northfield train line to be purchased by state to restore Knowledge Corridor Rail Line

      Springfield-to-Northfield train line to be purchased by state to restore Knowledge Corridor Rail Line

      The $115 million project is being funded with a $75 million Federal Railroad Administration grant and $40 million in state funds. "The Knowledge Corridor is a rail asset that will play a key role in the region's transportation system, both by delivering improved customer service in the form of faster travel times, as well as by being built to a standard that can accommodate more freight," said state Department of Transportation Secretary Richard A. Davey. "Purchasing the line will also allow us to preserve the line's viability for the long-term, and will position the Commonwealth to use this ...

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    4. Holyoke planners informing manufacturers about 1- and possibly 2-day closure of Canal St. for rail improvements

      Holyoke planners informing manufacturers about 1- and possibly 2-day closure of Canal St. for rail improvements

      The work under the direction of the state Department of Transportation is to prepare for
      Amtrak's passenger rail system linking Connecticut and Vermont, with stops in Springfield , Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield, said Tessa Murphy-Romboletti, development specialist with the city Department of Planning and Economic Development. The city is informing manufacturers so they can notify employees and plan for deliveries scheduled that weekend, she said. Businesses should have the ability to use the Route 116 bridge and circle back south through South Hadley and Chicopee if deliveries are imperative that weekend, she said.

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    5. Amtrak passenger service ready to roll by New Years, according to Pan Am

      Amtrak passenger service ready to roll by New Years, according to Pan Am

      Motorist and patrons of businesses along Damon Road were surprised Saturday when crews closed the road between King and Bridge streets as crews improved the crossing on Damon Road. The work was part of the same project that prompted Pan Am Railways to install a temporary camp to feed workers on the line near North and Market streets. The crew was replacing the old freight rails with welded rails more suitable for passenger trains along the "Knowledge Corridor," the stretch of track between Springfield and Greenfield that is part of the Amtrak route.

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    6. Agawam architects to design transit pavilion

      Agawam architects to design transit pavilion

      Reinhardt Associates Inc. (RAI) of Agawam has been selected by the Pioneer Valley Transportation Authority (PVTA) to design the new Westfield Transit Pavilion, formerly referred as the Westfield Intermodal Transportation Center, at the corner of Elm and Arnold Streets. “They just told me last week we were awarded the project, so we don’t even have a contract signed,” said John MacMillan, president of RAI. “They went through a designer selection about a month ago, and told us last week, maybe even earlier this week, that we were awarded the contract.” While the design process is still in the earliest ...

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    7. Westover Metropolitan Airport extends hours for Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement

      Westover Metropolitan Airport extends hours for Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement

      Michael Bolton, director of civil aviation at Westover Metropolitan Airport, said the enshrinement ceremonies don't end until 10:30 p.m., making it hard for traveling parties to get back on their aircraft by 11 p.m.  'We'll be pretty busy,' Bolton said. 'We look forward to it. It is pretty good for business.' Westover Metropolitan Airport has arranged for the air traffic control tower at Westover Air Reserve Base to stay open an additional two hours Aug. 8 when the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame hosts its annual Enshrinement Ceremony at Springfield Symphony Hall downtown.


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    8. Westfield's Elm Street Urban Renewal Plan to follow PVTA intermodal center, city advancement officer says

      Westfield's Elm Street Urban Renewal Plan to follow PVTA intermodal center, city advancement officer says

      Construction on the proposed $6.8 million Pioneer Valley Transit Authority's intermodal center here could begin later this year while city plans for redevelopment along Elm Street are one to two years further down the road. City Advancement Officer Joseph Mitchell said this week the PVTA is currently reviewing two proposals for construction of the intermodal center, and will open offers Aug. 18 that focus on the necessary land acquisition and relocation services for the Arnold Street site.

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    9. Springfield's Union Station chugging along toward projected July 2016 opening date

      Springfield's Union Station chugging along toward projected July 2016 opening date

      Wearing hardhats, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, led a tour of city and state officials through the cavernous old building to show its transformation into a transportation hub. “Work is going on internally,” Sarno said, standing in the old baggage building as a jackhammer rattled behind him. “You don’t see it from the outside – the progress is internal.” In the most recent steps toward the projected July 2016 opening date, the Holyoke-based building contractor Daniel O’Connell’s Sons demolished the parking garage at 30 Frank B. Murray Street and is preparing ...

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    10. Transit Transformation | BusinessWest

      Transit Transformation | BusinessWest

      Timothy Brennan calls the return of passenger rail service to the Pioneer Valley a “new frontier.”  That’s a phrase that has been used in other cities across the nation where revitalization has occurred as a result of the introduction or expansion of commuter rail service, which caters to the growing demand among young people and Baby Boomers for housing in downtowns complete with shops, restaurants, entertainment, and a good transportation system. And Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, believes it applies here.  Next year, after more than a decade of planning and infrastructure work, Amtrak’s ...

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    11. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal plan tour of Union Station to update progress of $65 million project

      Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal plan tour of Union Station to update progress of $65 million project

      Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, of Springfield, plan to tour the progress being made on the reconstruction of Union Station. Also attending will be Springfield Redevelopment Authority Director Christopher Moskal. The trio hosted a previous tour in June 2012. The event is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the station on Frank B. Murray Street.

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    12. Rail service dream needs to become reality in time for Interstate 91 viaduct construction

      Rail service dream needs to become reality in time for Interstate 91 viaduct construction

      Timothy Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, has floated a proposal to use those transportation funds to rehabilitate the locomotives and passenger cars needed in order to run commuter trains from Greenfield to Springfield five times a day during the viaduct construction project. Brennan also believes there’s a future for rail service in New England: Seniors and 20-somethings are less interested in cars than those in their middle age, he says, and both younger and older adults find train travel attractive for different reasons. Some companies, he said, in congested metropolitan areas allow their employees to ...

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    13. MassDOT announces elimination of existing MassPike toll rate structure, offers savings for Western and Central Mass. drivers

      MassDOT announces elimination of existing MassPike toll rate structure, offers savings for Western and Central Mass. drivers

      As Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials prepare to embrace all-electronic tolling in 2016, state transportation officials announced Wednesday a new toll structure that will save some drivers in Western and Central Massachusetts money. With the new, all-electronic tolling system, drivers will no longer pay by E-ZPass transponder or cash as they exit, but rather while they drive. Tolls will be collected electronically either through a motorist’s E-ZPass or via a program in which a camera captures the license plate and the vehicle’s registered owner is billed by mail.

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    14. Bradley International Airport: Old Terminal B to come down in August | masslive

      Bradley International Airport: Old Terminal B to come down in August | masslive

      The outdated Terminal B building at Bradley International Airport will be demolished starting in August to make way for a new $250 million ground transportation center with consolidated car rentals, bus docks and the potential to connect with regional commuter rail, said Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority.  Dillon updated members of New England's Knowledge Corridor Partnership Friday during the group's annual State of the Region Conference at the Airport Sheraton.

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    15. Mass DOT survey details I-91 usage heading into $230 million Springfield viaduct replacement

      Mass DOT survey details I-91 usage heading into $230 million Springfield viaduct replacement

      The results of the survey were released in advance of the start of construction on the Interstate 91 viaduct replacement project, a massive undertaking that is expected to cost $230 million and take 3 to 6 years. Once construction begins, it is almost certainly going to affect the numbers for usage and commute times. With travel reduced from three to two lanes in each direction and planners saying congestion is all but unavoidable, people who ordinarily would take I-91 will likely look for alternative routes, and the disruption will likely add minutes to commuting times. The survey was conducted online ...

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    16. Mass DOT announces emergency repair to I-91 in Northampton

      Mass DOT announces emergency repair to I-91 in Northampton

      The state Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the left lane of Interstate 91 northbound is being closed for emergency repairs of a bridge over Route 5 just north of the Oxbow. As part of the work, the northbound on-ramp at exit 18 from Route 5 will also have to be closed. The closure will be effective immediately and is expected to last for four weeks, according to officials. Work at the site is not expected to begin until sometime next week because it will take time for the delivery of materials.

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    17. Plans are in the works to add local commuter runs on Amtrak passenger train line

      Plans are in the works to add local commuter runs on Amtrak passenger train line

      Amtrak's Vermonter is scheduled to begin zipping through Western Massachusetts on its way from Washington, D.C. to St. Albans, Vermont early next year after an absence of 25 years. The run will provide another option for commuters along the corridor. With the new John W. Olver Transit Center in Greenfield and dedicated station space along the track in Northampton, the line is expected to especially impact commuter traffic in those communities.

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    18. MassDOT hearing on Springfield I-91 viaduct project slated for Tuesday at Basketball Hall of Fame

      MassDOT hearing on Springfield I-91 viaduct project slated for Tuesday at Basketball Hall of Fame

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has scheduled a public hearing on the Interstate 91 viaduct project for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Basketball Hall of Fame, even though federal funding for the project is in limbo due to congressional inertia. President Obama last week called on Congress to act swiftly to approve billions of dollars in funding for the nation's aging infrastructure, warning that a failure to do so in the next several weeks could cost the economy 700,000 jobs and threaten road, bridge and rail projects.

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    19. Willimansett Bridge between Chicopee and Holyoke to be completed in July 2015; cost increased by $3 million

      Willimansett Bridge between Chicopee and Holyoke to be completed in July 2015; cost increased by $3 million

      The contract to finish the project is about $18 million. It will be paid for from the outstanding money in the original contract and the original contractor’s bond. Remaining money will be picked up by the Department of Transportation, according Michael Verseckes, a spokesman for the Department of Transportation. The cost is about $3 over the original budget of about $21 million. That cost includes the $750,000 spent to accelerate the construction schedule, Verseckes said. Vega said he is happy construction will start again and added will continue to work with businesses on Cabot Street in Holyoke to ...

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    20. Section of routes 187, 57 planned for reconstruction in 3 years, Agawam Mayor Richard Cohen says

      Section of routes 187, 57 planned for reconstruction in 3 years, Agawam Mayor Richard Cohen says

      Mayor Richard A. Cohen has announced that Milone & MacBroom, Inc., an engineering consultant firm out of Springfield, has been approved by the city and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, to provide architectural designs to reconstruct an intersection at routes 187 and 57 in Feeding Hills. “What we’re doing now is the re-design of that area,” said Cohen. “The project for the entire Route 187, and hopefully the intersection, is scheduled once the design is done. We have to do that design first.”

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    21. CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles executives visit Western New England engineering department | masslive.com

      CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles executives visit Western New England engineering department | masslive.com

      Chinese executives who hope to build a factory here to churn out passenger cars for the MBTA and railroads beyond learned Wednesday about railroad research already going on at Western New England University.  Changchun Railway Vehicles plans to build build a 125,000-square-foot rail car assembly plant and accompanying 33,750-square-foot office building on the 40-acre former Westinghouse site on Page Boulevard in East Springfield. The factory would be the North American hub Changchun and the company plans on establishing a research and development hub there.

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    22. Massachusetts $12.7 billion transportation bond bill includes funding for PVTA garage, Interstate 91, commuter rail

      Massachusetts $12.7 billion transportation bond bill includes funding for PVTA garage, Interstate 91, commuter rail

      The $12.7 billion five-year transportation bond bill debated Thursday in the Statehouse could include funding for the first phase of reconstruction on Interstate 91 in Springfield, north-south commuter rail using surplus MBTA trains and the $13.5 million replacement of the Route 147 bridge over the Westfield River between Agawam and West Springfield.

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    23. MGM Springfield to provide millions of dollars for Union Station redevelopment

      MGM Springfield to provide millions of dollars for Union Station redevelopment

      Kevin Kennedy, the city's chief development officer, said on Wednesday that the city's host agreement calls for MGM to rent 44,000 square feet of space at Union Station. Under the deal, MGM would spend approximately $6.75 million for a build-out suitable for the station. If Union Station is not ready for occupancy by the time the proposed casino opens in the South End, the company will pay $500,000 per year to the Springfield Redevelopment Authority.

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    24. Temporary Route 20 bridge removed over CSX Railroad in West Springfield

      Temporary Route 20 bridge removed over CSX Railroad in West Springfield

      The new bridge, built higher to allow the railroad to run double-stacked freight trains, has been open for some months now and workers are also realigning the road too match the new bridge. The project is scheduled to be completed in August, according to the state Department of Transportation. The $6.5 million bridge is part of a larger $25.8 million state-funded railway access project to enable the double-stacked trains.

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