1. Articles in category: Transportation

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    1. On the right track: CSX rails and access to ports could stoke Pioneer Valley's economy

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 13 2010)

      On the right track: CSX rails and access to ports could stoke Pioneer Valley's economy “That’s your niche,” Timothy Feemster, senior vice president and director of Dallas -based real estate company Grubb & Ellis, said last week at an event sponsored by the Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership. “If the cost of fuel goes up, it’s going to be even more important.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith College   Northeast Utilities   West Springfield

    2. Additional federal funds awarded to Knowledge Corridor rail project

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 9 2010)

      Additional federal funds awarded to Knowledge Corridor rail project U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, said, “Having been an outspoken and longtime supporter of high speed rail, both an east-west and a north-south line, I am very pleased with this development.” Neal added, “It is another example of our delegation working together to make high speed rail in Massachusetts a reality.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Amtrak   Springfield

    3. Peter Pan Bus Lines honored for development of Holyoke Intermodal Transportation Center

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 6 2010)

      Peter Pan Bus Lines honored for development of Holyoke Intermodal Transportation Center The Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education has honored the Peter Pan Bus Lines for its visionary development of the new Holyoke Intermodal Transportation Center that now houses Head Start and adult literacy classrooms. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Chicopee

    4. Mobility means more vigor for state’s gateway cities - The Boston Globe

      Explore Boston.com (Dec 4 2010)

      Springfield’s Union Station has been boarded up for 38 years, but a planned refurbishing of the building as a commuter rail, Amtrak, and regional bus center could dramatically increase the possibilities for that city. The $70 million project — which is still at least $20 million short in financing — would turn the city into a hub for high-speed rail service between Vermont and New York. With 28 trips through that “knowledge corridor’’ every day, under a $121 million expansion funded through President Obama’s rail initiative, Springfield would suddenly become a lower-cost alternative for office work that might otherwise be ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Amtrak   Springfield

    5. Billion-Dollar Transmission Project Anticipates Power Weaknesses

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Nov 29 2010)

      Billion-Dollar Transmission Project Anticipates Power Weaknesses The first NEEWS phase — called the Greater Springfield Reliability Project — will install a new transmission line in northern Connecticut and southwestern Massachusetts at a cost of $795 million. The work will begin in December and finish in 2013. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield

    6. Holyoke study targets tough road to urban renewal in 4 neighborhoods

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 10 2010)

      Holyoke study targets tough road to urban renewal in 4 neighborhoods The median household income in Center City is $15,970 a year; citywide it’s $37,850 and in Hampden County it’s $49,658. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican   Holyoke Transportation Center

    7. Editorial: Is jump in car sales the first robin of spring?

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 8 2010)

      Should the upward trend continue, as analysts predict, car manufacturers will eventually hire more workers who will spend more, and parts manufacturers will receive more orders. They, in turn, will order more materials and hire more workers to make those parts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Balise Motor Sales

    8. Bradley Airport transport to be among Connecticut's alternative-fuel efforts

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 1 2010)

      Bradley Airport transport to be among Connecticut's alternative-fuel efforts Come next spring, Yellow cabs and shuttle buses running on compressed natural gas will be driving to and from Bradley International Airport after fueling up at the Shell station on Route 75, one of 10 statewide alternative fueling stations funded by $29 million in matching federal and private monies. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Northeast Utilities   The Republican

    9. Balise Lexus opens new $6.5 million dealership in West Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 27 2010)

      Balise Lexus opens new $6.5 million dealership in West Springfield The 27,000-square-foot facility, dubbed “absolutely gorgeous” by West Springfield Mayor Edward J. Gibson, was constructed in just under seven months. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Balise Motor Sales

    10. Federal government commits $120.9 million to upgrade rail lines between Springfield and New Haven

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 25 2010)

      Federal government commits $120.9 million to upgrade rail lines between Springfield and New Haven The project includes 13 miles of track from the Connecticut border to Springfield’s Union Station. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   The Republican

    11. Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership gets $4.2 million to boost Knowledge Corridor | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 24 2010)

      Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership gets $4.2 million to boost Knowledge Corridor | masslive.com “It’s transportation connected to housing and housing connected to environmental quality,” said Timothy W. Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. “What we’re trying to do is take Springfield and Hartford and make them the twin cities of the Knowledge Corridor much like Minneapolis and St. Paul are in Minnesota.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   University of Connecticut   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    12. HUD awards CT $4.2M for “Knowledge Corridor’’ | Hartford Business

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Oct 19 2010)

      The Capital Region Council of Governments originally asked HUD for $5 million to build on the work of the three metropolitan planning agencies in Hartford, Bristol and Springfield involved in developing the corridor. Their overall effort is to integrate housing, transportation, infrastructure investments and economic and workforce development projects in a region that is home to 1.6 million. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    13. Cooperation on rail plans wins praise - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 18 2010)

      U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, said the inclusion of money for high speed rail projects in the stimulus funding that was proposed to jumpstart the economy is an example of an opportunity coming at a time of economic downturn that must not be neglected. Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said improved rail travel in the Northeast can help revitalize the inner cores of older cities, which in turn will make these urban centers more attractive places for jobs and good housing. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    14. Peter Pan Bus Lines rolls out environmentally-friendly taxi cabs

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 12 2010)

      After 75 years of bus service, Peter Pan Bus Lines is “spreading its wheels “to include environmentally-friendly taxi cabs - and the company has purposefully chosen Northampton as its hub (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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)

    21. 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

    22. $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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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