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    1. Megabus adds Holyoke to its list of stops, joining Amherst

      Megabus adds Holyoke to its list of stops, joining Amherst
      The $9 million transportation hub opened Sept. 27 in the former Fire Department headquarters on Maple Street across from Veterans Park. The center has buses from Megabus, Pioneer Valley Transit Authority intracity bus service and Peter Pan Bus Lines service throughout the Northeast. The center also has pre-school and daycare facilities and adult education programs provided by Holyoke Community College.
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    2. Editorial: Springfield's Union Station project hops on the fast track

      Editorial: Springfield's Union Station project hops on the fast track
      Last week, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, assured city residents that the persistence is finally paying off. Sarno said “the stars are aligning” to put the project back on the track. As proof that the project is moving forward, Sarno held a press conference at the old station to introduce the head of the Boston architectural firm that will earn $4.2 million to come up with the basic design for a refurbished station.
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    3. Architect: Springfield's Union Station must draw people and make money

      Architect: Springfield's Union Station must draw people and make money
      Warner said he expects construction to begin on the $70 million project in the summer of 2012. Plans call for renovations to the 200,000-square foot main terminal building and a refurbished passenger train platform. The existing freight building will be demolished and replaced with a 23-bay bus terminal topped by a 400-space parking garage.
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    4. Springfield's future lies in rails and ports according to a conference

      Springfield's future lies in rails and ports according to a conference
      More than 105 business people and others attended the 2011 Logistics Conference hosted by the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, the region’s economic development agency, and Associated Industries of Massachusetts, a Boston-based business group.
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    5. Plane Speaking

      Plane Speaking
      Lyon now boasts 25 employees and annual sales around $20 million. Along the way, it has steadily added to its fleet of planes. The hangars at the Pittsfield airport now house that original Cessna and a twin-engine model (used for training), a Piper Navajo,a six-seat Lear Jet, two eight-passenger Hawker 800s (the ‘workhorses’ of the stable), and the showhorse (although it logs considerable time in the air itself), a Gulfstream IV, or G4, as it’s often called, which can seat 12, although it rarely does
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    6. 2011 Logistics Conference - MEDIA ADVISORY

      Springfield MA-- Associated Industries of Massachusetts (“AIM”) and the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts (“EDC”) are hosting a Logistics Conference on Tuesday, March 29 at the Sheraton Springfield hotel. The Conference features Keynote Speaker Curtis Spencer, President of IMS Worldwide, a site selection and supply chain management consultant to multinational firms.      
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    7. Springfield logistics conference to focus on the cost of moving goods in a time of rising oil prices

      Springfield logistics conference to focus on the cost of moving goods in a time of rising oil prices
      The EDC and Associated Industries of Massachusetts, a Boston-based business lobbying group , are hosting a Logistics Conference from 1:45 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 at the Sheraton Monarch Place Hotel, in Springfield. The cost is $25 and more information is available from either Graney at m.graney@westernmassedc.com or Dawn Creighton of Associated Industries at dcreighton@aimnet.org.
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    8. Conn. governor in Washington seeking high-speed rail funds

      Conn. governor in Washington seeking high-speed rail funds
      The money would fund the planned commuter rail line from New Haven to Springfield, Mass. Connecticut has already committed $286 million to the project, which is expected to cost about $800 million. The federal government already approved $161 million and Malloy and the congressional delegation have been looking for federal funding to help cover the remainder of the cost.
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    9. Proposed Bills Could Rev Up Bradley International Airport as an Economic Engine

      Proposed Bills Could Rev Up Bradley International Airport as an Economic Engine
      Bradley is also viewed as our airport in Western New England,” Alan Blair, president and CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Western Massachusetts. “We regard Bradley as our portal to the rest of the world.” Blair said more autonomy would allow the airport to focus on route development which is a key to economic development. Blair said the airport currently has no route development specialist which hurts when there are companies that want to have routes to Bradley.
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    10. EDC and AIM to Host Logistics Conference

      The EDC and Associated Industries of Massachusetts (“AIM”) are hosting a Logistics Conference on Tuesday afternoon, March 29 at the Sheraton Springfield hotel. The EDC and AIM want to thank conference sponsor, U.S. Trust, and supporters GZA and the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership. Here are links to the invitation to the event -- http://www.westernmassedc.com/2011logistics/  --

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    11. West Springfield rail yard, railroads and area port sparking business growth

      West Springfield rail yard, railroads and area port sparking business growth
      CSX has wrapped up a $10 million expansion and renovation of the West Springfield facility in order to more efficiently handle containerized shipping. CSX also hopes to complete by the end of this year a $25 million project increasing the clearances on its rights of way to allow for double-stacked trains.
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    12. West Springfield Mayor Edward Gibson says extraordinary economic development in 2010 will be hard to beat ...

      West Springfield Mayor Edward Gibson says extraordinary economic development in 2010 will be hard to beat ...
      The other huge project that got started in 2010 was the mammoth expansion of CSX’s freight yard, a project which Gibson put at $10 million. “That will definitely lead to a rejuvenation of our Main Street-Union Street corridor and hopefully lead to future development in the area of the West Springfield trade center,” Gibson said.
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