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    1. More nimble airport authority still on arrival | HartfordBusiness.com

      More nimble airport authority still on arrival | HartfordBusiness.com

      Connecticut's promise of a more nimble, market-responsive airport authority has been delayed by the long process of switching authority from the state Department of Transportation.  But the promise may come to fruition soon as ConnDOT will relinquish full control to the Connecticut Airport Authority sometime between mid-April and mid-May.  'Most people are very anxious to see this happen,' said Kevin Dillon, CAA executive director. 'It is a pretty comprehensive undertaking. Most people think that one day you shake hands and the next day you're in charge.'  The state General Assembly created the CAA in June 2011 to change ...

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    2. Quadrangle, Allen Street, Tiffany Street and Indian Orchard areas to be subject of 4 major Springfield road improvment projects

      Quadrangle, Allen Street, Tiffany Street and Indian Orchard areas to be subject of 4 major Springfield road improvment projects

      “The projects announced today are the start of a busy 2013 construction season in Springfield,” Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said in a prepared statement. “As we move forward with our rebuilding efforts, projects like these are contributing to the continuing narrative that Springfield is on the mend and on the move.”

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    3. Panel named for reviewing public-private partnerships on Massachusetts transportation infastructure projects

      Panel named for reviewing public-private partnerships on Massachusetts transportation infastructure projects

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced that Gov. Deval Patrick appointed four members for two-year terms. They are former Congressman John Olver, of Amherst; Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists President Joseph Dorant, of Saugus; MassDOT Board member Alan Macdonald, of Winchester; and Valmo Ventures Chair and CEO Valerie Mosley, of Weston.

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    4. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick files $19 billion transportation bond bill

      Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick files $19 billion transportation bond bill

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick Wednesday submitted a $19 billion transportation bond bill to authorize and fund road, bridge and rail projects over the next 10 years including money for overhauling the elevated section of Interstate 91 in downtown Springfield. The bill also includes $300 million in so-called Chapter 90 grants for cities and towns to pave and repair roads, up from the current $200 million.

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    5. Bradley International Airport looks to add airlines, routes and flights

      Bradley International Airport looks to add airlines, routes and flights

      Graney said the Economic Development Council’s research also finds that West Coast and international routes are needed at Bradley.

      “All the other stuff helps, but the game changers are the West Coast and Europe,” Graney said. “To the extent that they can pursue and land airlines to make those flight connections, it opens up longer-range business prospects.”

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    6. Springfield's Union Station project gets funding boost from MassDevelopment; grant targets site cleanup

      Springfield's Union Station project gets funding boost from MassDevelopment; grant targets site cleanup

      - A grant issued through MassDevelopment's Brownfields Redevelopment Fund [pdf] will help pay for the mitigation of environmental issues at Union Station, the site of a new regional transportation center. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced the grant Wednesday. Environmental issues at the site that runs along Frank B. Murray Street include petroleum and underground tanks at the former Hotel Charles location. The former baggage building and the terminal building are home to an asbestos roof, PCBs in window caulking, and asbestos-wrapped pipes.

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    7. Focus of summit between Agawam, West Springfield councilors flips from possible casino to CSX railway crossing

      Focus of summit between Agawam, West Springfield councilors flips from possible casino to CSX railway crossing

      A main focus of a meeting between the Agawam City Council Community Relations Subcommittee and West Springfield officials has changed from the impacts a casino proposed for West Side’s Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds would have on Agawam to issues concerning a CSX railway crossing.

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    8. Editorial: Gov. Patrick's $1 billion vision for transportation on the road to nowhere | masslive.com

      Editorial: Gov. Patrick's $1 billion vision for transportation on the road to nowhere | masslive.com

      You’ve got to admire Gov. Patrick’s gamesmanship for championing a plan to raise $1 billion a year to pay for various transportation projects and repairs. It was an act without precedent in Massachusetts: a billion-dollar ask in the midst of a still-marginal economy. Only a second-term governor with no further aspirations for elected office would dare to do this.

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    9. Passenger rail service returns to Palmer for a day

      Passenger rail service returns to Palmer for a day

      The event was sponsored by RailAmerica, owner of the New England Central Railroad, and promoted by the Central Corridor Passenger Rail Coalition, a group of community leaders along the corridor, which runs from New London, Conn., to Brattleboro, Vt., all of whom are united in their goal to return passenger rail service.

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    10. Western Massachusetts residents weigh in on public transportation issues

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

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

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

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

      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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