1. Articles in category: Transportation

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    1. Canadian officials want to be aboard if high-speed rail takes off in Northeast

      Explore Boston.com (Oct 9 2010)

      Amtrak’s long-term vision dovetails with President Obama’s interest in high-speed rail as a 21st-century answer to the Eisenhower-era interstate system. Obama touched on the subject in his last State of the Union address and released $8 billion in federal stimulus dollars for rail that same month. Part of those stimulus funds provided a down payment on true high-speed rail lines and part funded not-quite-as-fast-but-shovel-ready connections between cities, including a rerouting of Amtrak’s Vermonter line (New York City to St. Albans, Vt.) over a faster, more direct route through Western Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amtrak

    2. Editorial: City of Springfield remains a transportation hub

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 5 2010)

      Editorial: City of Springfield remains a transportation hub We applaud U.S. Reps. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, John W. Olver, D-Amherst, and Sen. John F. Kerry, who issued statements in support of the grants, for their continuing commitment to public transportation. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   The Republican

    3. PVTA to use $6.2 million federal grant for state-of-the-art electric hybrid buses

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 4 2010)

      PVTA to use $6.2 million federal grant for state-of-the-art electric hybrid buses U.S. Transportation Secretary Raymond H. LaHood on Monday announced that the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority in Springfield will receive $6.2 million federal grant for purchasing state-of-the-art electric hybrid buses. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    4. Grand opening set for $9 million Holyoke Transportation Center

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 24 2010)

      Grand opening set for $9 million Holyoke Transportation Center The nearly $9 million facility will have a grand opening on Monday at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park, across from the center on Maple Street. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Chicopee

    5. Costs studied for Westfield transit center | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 23 2010)

      Costs studied for Westfield transit center | masslive.com Mayor Daniel M. Knapik announced Wednesday that a memorandum of understanding to “move forward with a design phase of the long-awaited project” has been signed. A formal announcement, on site, is expected within two weeks, said Knapik. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Holyoke   Westfield

    6. Malloy's Bradley proposal may go too far

      Explore courant.com (Sep 22 2010)

      Mr. Malloy proposed that Bradley be run by an independent, quasi-public authority, as many airports across the country are. The airport is currently run by the state Department of Transportation, a model rarely used elsewhere. (Read Full Article)

    7. Bradley airport's passenger count up for first time in four years

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 22 2010)

      Bradley airport's passenger count up for first time in four years "We've crossed the line, especially when you take that in the context of the new service announcements that will be starting over the next two to three months," Daley said. "We're looking at an increase of about 9 percent in weekday departing flights, and hopefully, if we don't have a double-dip recession or go back into this economic retraction that we've been in, we may actually have made a turning point." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   The Republican

    8. $9 million Holyoke Transportation Center scheduled for grand opening

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 9 2010)

      $9 million Holyoke Transportation Center scheduled for grand opening The nearly $9 million Holyoke Transportation Center will have a grand opening on Sept. 27. “For the first time in many, many years, we’ll have a hub,” said Doris M. Ransford, president of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Kathleen G. Anderson   Holyoke

    9. Weekend travel expected to soar - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 3 2010)

      Springfield-based Peter Pan Bus Lines expects to move as many as 100,000 passengers from today until Tuesday. Peter Pan plans to add as many as 400 additional buses to its regular route service between Boston and Washington, which tend to be the busiest routes, according to a news release. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    10. Bradley announces nonstop flight to N.C.

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Sep 1 2010)

      Bradley announces nonstop flight to N.C. Bradley International Airport says Delta Air Lines will begin two daily nonstop flights to Raleigh, N.C., beginning Nov. 1. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Delta Air Lines

    11. Mass. Gov. Patrick, Congressman Olver Highlight $27 Mil. in Road and Bridge ...

      Explore Massachusetts Newswire (Aug 31 2010)

      Mass. Gov. Patrick, Congressman Olver Highlight $27 Mil. in Road and Bridge ... The $11.7 million Route 2 project in Orange is reconstructing and making safety improvements along 5 miles of Route 2, including rehabilitating and widening the Route 2 Bridge over Route 122. The project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Congressman John W. Olver

    12. American Airlines Completes Inaugural Flight at Connecticut's Bradley ...

      Explore Newswire Today's (Aug 26 2010)

      American Airlines Completes Inaugural Flight at “The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation and Bradley International Airport are proud to be part of this cutting-edge technology at New England’s second largest airport,” said Eric N. Waldron, A.A.E., ACE, Bradley’s Administrator. “Thank you to GE Aviation, American Airlines and our partners at the Federal Aviation Administration for bringing this additional safety feature to Bradley which benefits everyone, most especially our customers.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport

    13. Putting Ideas in Motion

      Explore BusinessWest (Aug 26 2010)

      Putting Ideas in Motion Tim Brennan says the Plan for Progress, the comprehensive regional strategic economic plan for Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties, receives a major overhaul every 10 years; the last one came in 2004, a decade after the plan was originally drafted. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Holyoke

    14. Two New Projects Announced

      Explore From the EDC (Aug 25 2010)

      Congratulations are in order for officials who helped facilitate two announcements about business expansions in western Massachusetts this week. First, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki and Northampton Mayor Mary Claire Higgins put together a package of incentives to convince Coca Cola to expand its Northampton facility. The project represents a minimum investment of $33 Million according to Coke and will add at least 40 new permanent jobs and about 60 construction jobs. Northampton Economic Development Director Teri Anderson deserves credit for her efforts to ensure that the investment happened in Northampton.   Second, the Campanelli Companies announced ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Campanelli Companies   Coca-Cola   Northampton

    15. CSX conducting $10 million upgrade of its West Springfield freight yard

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 13 2010)

      CSX conducting $10 million upgrade of its West Springfield freight yard CSX has set December as its target to complete $10 million in upgrades and improvements at its freight yard off Day Street. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    16. CT applies for $220 million fed grant for high-speed rail line

      Explore StamfordPlus.com (Aug 6 2010)

      The New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) line will eventually extend to Vermont and on to Montreal. Today’s application includes a letter of support from Governor Rell as well as the backing of 20 members of Congress from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Bradley International Airport   Amtrak

    17. European Link Tops Goals For Bradley | Hartford Business

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Aug 6 2010)

      European Link Tops Goals For Bradley | Hartford Business The new marketing and route development director at Bradley International Airport has heard the message loud and clear: Get Europe in Connecticut. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Delta Air Lines

    18. Editorial: Resetting the clock at Springfield's Union Station

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 30 2010)

      Editorial: Resetting the clock at Springfield's Union Station “I think it signals the re-set for Union Station,” Neal said. “We have been assured by the Department of Transportation that once the forms are filled out, this gets the project back on target.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Amtrak   Springfield

    19. Transportation officials discuss Conn.-Mass.-Vt. rail system

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 29 2010)

      Massachusetts also has received $70 million in stimulus money to upgrade deteriorated tracks from Springfield to Vermont. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    20. Delta Adding Service to Las Vegas, Washington DC

      Explore courant.com (Jul 29 2010)

      Starting Oct. 2, Delta will offer Saturday-only service between Bradley and Las Vegas, departing Connecticut at 5 p.m. and arriving in Nevada at 7:45 p.m., airline spokesman Anthony Black said. The return flight leaves Nevada at 11 p.m. and arrives in Connecticut the next morning. (Read Full Article)

    21. Springfield's Union Station on track again for federal funding

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 27 2010)

      Springfield's Union Station on track again for federal funding Union Station, built in 1926, has stood dormant since it was closed as a railroad station in 1973. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    22. Merchants and officials in Holyoke and Chicopee discouraged that the Willimansett Bridge will be closed for years

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 26 2010)

      Business owners that rely on traffic from the Willimansett Bridge were among those unhappy to learn on Monday that an upcoming repair will require the bridge be closed for up to three years. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   Holyoke

    23. Gov. M. Jodi Rell seeks state OK to borrow $260 million to push high-speed rail

      Explore Home - Greenwich Time (Jul 26 2010)

      With plans to pursue federal money to get high-speed rail on track in the state, Gov. M. Jodi Rell said she would ask the State Bond Commission to authorize $260 million in borrowing to pay for double-tracking a rail line between New Haven and Springfield, Mass. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield

    24. Bradley Hires New Route Development Director

      Explore courant.com (Jul 23 2010)

      The state has hired a marketing and route development director for Bradley International Airport to succeed Kiran Jain, who left last December for a similar job at a bigger airport in India. Luis E. Perez of Houston, whose experience includes roles in public and private airport management in the U.S. and abroad, held senior marketing jobs with the Houston Airport System, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, which announced Perez's appointment this week. DOT operates Bradley, which is New England's second biggest airport. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport

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