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    1. Gov. Charlie Baker optimistic on north-south rail, but not Springfield-to-Boston train...

      Gov. Charlie Baker optimistic on north-south rail, but not Springfield-to-Boston train...

      Expanding passenger rail service between New Haven and Springfield is looking good. But expanding service from Boston to Springfield is far less certain, Gov. Charlie Baker said in a meeting with editors and reporters from The Republican/MassLive.com on Friday. Baker said he has been having "very positive" conversations with Connecticut officials about running trains along the north-south corridor from New Haven to Springfield and then to Greenfield.

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    2. Keep Holyoke's economy on track with expanded passenger rail service (Guest viewpoint)

      Keep Holyoke's economy on track with expanded passenger rail service (Guest viewpoint)

      Think of the metro areas currently thriving in the 21st century economy. Can you name any that aren't connected to other major economic hubs by passenger rail? Probably not.  As the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, we are tasked with keeping our partners in government informed as they make decisions large and small that will impact the economic landscape of our community.

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    3. Bradley Airport Reaches New Heights in Customer Focus

      Bradley Airport Reaches New Heights in Customer Focus

      Kevin Dillon recalled that, when he first started working at airports in mid-’70s, they were run almost like government facilities. Translation: there were few, if any, frills, customer service was hardly a priority, and the notion of generating repeat customers didn’t really exist because, for the most part, customers didn’t have any choice but to return. All that has changed over the ensuing decades, of course. Fliers do have choices, especially in this part of he country, where there are several airports within a two-hour drive. And they make their choices based on a variety of factors ...

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    4. Behind the scenes: Construction underway as Peter Pan prepares move to Springfield's Union Station (photos, video)

      Behind the scenes: Construction underway as Peter Pan prepares move to Springfield's Union Station (photos, video)

      Peter Pan's long-term plan remains to move one day to renovated space at 31 Elm St. in Springfield's Court Square. But that project is years from completion as developers are still working on a deal to kick the project off.   The third floor of Union Station will have executive offices, business functions like payroll and marketing, five conference rooms, a safety training room and a break room, said Danielle Veronesi, marketing director.

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    5. New poll: High support for East-West rail connecting Springfield to Boston

      New poll: High support for East-West rail connecting Springfield to Boston

      Expanding the Massachusetts commuter rail system to connect Boston with the cities of Springfield, Fall River and New Bedford, is an idea drawing support from most Bay State voters in a new poll. In a MassINC Polling Group survey commissioned by the Barr Foundation, 78 percent of voters say they back the expansion. Sixteen percent said they oppose it, while six percent said they were unsure or preferred not to voice their opinion. The Barr Foundation supports Transportation for Massachusetts, a coalition set up in 2010 to push for reliable transportation options as drivers of the economy.

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    6. Bradley International Airport passenger total grows for 5th straight year

      Bradley International Airport passenger total grows for 5th straight year

      Bradley International Airport saw 6.2 percent more passengers in 2017 compared with 2016, its fifth consecutive year of growth, the airport said Wednesday. The Windsor Locks, Conneticut, airport, which serves Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, had 6.4 million people get on or off a plane there in 2017. It had 6 million passengers a year earlier in 2016.

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    7. Bradley International Airport to Launch Non-stop Service to St. Louis

      Bradley International Airport to Launch Non-stop Service to St. Louis

      The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) announced the debut of new daily, non-stop service between Bradley International Airport and St. Louis Lambert International Airport on Southwest Airlines. “I’ve long advocated that we need to utilize Bradley International Airport as an economic driver to boost growth in our region, and adding an additional direct flight to a major hub is another component toward increasing these efforts,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said. “As we add more airlines and increase the number of routes offered at our state’s premier airport, we are opening the door for increased economic opportunities for business travelers who ...

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    8. Springfield Union Station preps for a bigger, busier 2018

      Springfield Union Station preps for a bigger, busier 2018

      The people behind Springfield's Union Station knew the place was popular. But they weren't necessarily expecting 10,000 to 12,000 people over for Thanksgiving. That's just a rough estimate of the crowd that streamed through Union Station over that holiday weekend, said Paul M. Stelzer, president of Appleton Corp., a part of the O'Connell Companies, which manages the building.

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    9. Bradley International Airport looks to develop routes, facilities in 2018

      Bradley International Airport looks to develop routes, facilities in 2018

      Bradley International Airport -- Springfield's gateway to the world -- competes for passengers with neighbors like LaGuardia, JFK, Newark, Rhode Island's T.F. Green and Boston's Logan. It also competes for aircraft with literally every airport in the country, all clamoring to add more flights in a marketplace where there are just too few jetliners. That's according to Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority, which owns and manages Bradley and five general aviation airports in the Nutmeg State. "The airlines see a lot of opportunities," he said. "What holds airlines back is availability of aircraft."

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    10. PVTA proposes 25 percent bus fare hike and regular increases plus route cutbacks

      PVTA proposes 25 percent bus fare hike and regular increases plus route cutbacks

      The Springfield-area public transit agency also wants an automatic 5 percent per year fare increase implemented every three years. Level funding in the face of rising costs for buses, fuel, maintenance and payroll leaves the PVTA with a $3.1 million budget gap, the PVTA said Friday in a press release. The PVTA had an operating budget of $47 million in fiscal 2017, down from $47.2 million a year earlier. The PVTA, which carried 11.5 million passengers in fiscal 2017, already cut back routes this summer over the objections of users and businesses. The agency's fiscal year ...

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    11. Massachusetts negotiating with Connecticut on passenger rail to Holyoke, Northampton, Greenfield

      Massachusetts negotiating with Connecticut on passenger rail to Holyoke, Northampton, Greenfield

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is negotiating with Connecticut on plans to extend the CTrail commuter train service north from Springfield to Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield on the Knowledge Corridor rail line Massachusetts already owns. The plan is to run trains further north up the Pioneer Valley sometime this year, said Astrid Glynn, the MassDOT rail and transit administrator, Friday at a question-and-answer session organized by U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield.

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    12. Union Station platform work delayed again; accessibility upgrades required

      Union Station platform work delayed again; accessibility upgrades required

      Bid specifications for handicapped accessibility modifications at Union Station's Platform C are now due in March. But even that incremental progress on one major piece of unfinished work at the city's newly renovated transit hub is months late. In the meantime, rail passengers are still using the older, unfurnished Platform D. "We've been anxious about that for a number of months," said Kevin Kennedy, the city of Springfield's chief development officer, following a conference call with Amtrak and the state Department of Transportation on Thursday afternoon. Springfield Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Christopher Moskal was also on ...

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    13. Peter Pan offers Springfield to Boston promo fares for $5

      Peter Pan offers Springfield to Boston promo fares for $5

      Peter Pan wants to take you from Springfield to Boston on the cheap. The Springfield-based bus company is offering $5 promotional fares from Springfield, Hartford, Philadelphia and Providence to Boston. It's also offering $5 fares from Baltimore and Silver Spring, Maryland, Washington, Philadelphia and Providence, Rhode Island, to New York City. The promotions run now through Feb. 15.

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    14. Hearing on Massachusetts rail plan scheduled for Springfield

      Hearing on Massachusetts rail plan scheduled for Springfield

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will hold a hearing on its rail plan in Western Massachusetts. The hearing will be held Friday, Feb. 2 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission in Springfield. "It is critically important to provide the people of Western Massachusetts with an opportunity to be heard on the state-wide rail plan, and to provide input that will be helpful in both developing and implementing that plan," Sen. Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, said in a statement.

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    15. East-West rail study's inclusion in MassDOT plan a 'major breakthrough,' Sen. Eric Lesser...

      East-West rail study's inclusion in MassDOT plan a 'major breakthrough,' Sen. Eric Lesser...

      On Friday, MassDOT released a draft of its 2018 rail plan, which among other priorities includes a feasibility study of expanded rail service between Springfield and Boston -- a priority for Lesser which has faced roadblocks each time he has introduced it on Beacon Hill. "Given the lack of consensus on the appropriate type of service to pursue between Western Massachusetts and Boston, as well as a lack of full understanding of the costs and impacts of a higher speed service, further study is necessary," the rail plan says. "This study, at the direction of MassDOT, will address more than ridership ...

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    16. CTrail: How New Haven to Springfield line will work, cost to build it, ticket prices, train schedules and its MBTA connection

      CTrail: How New Haven to Springfield line will work, cost to build it, ticket prices, train schedules and its MBTA connection
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    17. New MassDOT plan includes East-West rail study, after years of legislative struggle

      New MassDOT plan includes East-West rail study, after years of legislative struggle

      A newly-released draft of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's 2018 rail plan includes a proposal to study ways to connect Boston and Springfield with passenger rail, following a years-long struggle by Longmeadow Sen. Eric Lesser and other Western Mass. legislators to pass such a study through the State House. In the plan, MassDOT has designated East-West rail as a Tier 2 project -- one meriting further study. The rail plan says that MassDOT will examine both conventional rail service proposed by a multi-state study in 2016 and higher-speed options.

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    18. CRRC to start production of MBTA cars in Springfield in 2018

      CRRC to start production of MBTA cars in Springfield in 2018

      Technicians at the Great Boston transit system's rail yard are test driving Springfield's future. The prototype Orange Line cars represent a step toward greater reliability and frequency of service for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. What's more, the cars carry with them the hopes CRRC, the largest manufacturer of railroad rolling stock in the world, holds for expanding into the North American market. The prototype cars going through "dynamic" -- meaning moving -- testing this month at the MBTA's Wellington station in Medford were built by CRRC in China.

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    19. Palmer touts electric vehicle charging stations near Mass. Pike

      Palmer touts electric vehicle charging stations near Mass. Pike

      Drivers of electric vehicles now have an oasis in Palmer. State officials joined municipal leaders Wednesday to unveil two electric vehicle charging stations in town that drivers may use free of charge. Officials say the stations fill a gap along the Massachusetts Turnpike and will encourage people to use zero-emissions vehicles. Meanwhile, town employees now are using electric vehicles for inspections and other town business. Palmer received state grants totaling $142,240 to buy the two Chevy Bolts as well as buy and install the two ChargePoint dual-head charging stations, said Planning Director Linda Leduc.

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    20. MassDOT: $1B Invested in Infrastructure in 2017 - BusinessWest

      The Mass. Department of Transportation announced that approximately $1 billion was invested in improving and upgrading roads, bridges, sidewalks, multi-use paths, and intersections across the state in calendar year 2017.  Among the notable construction project highlights from 2017 include is reaching the full beneficial use milestone for the $148 million I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project in Springfield approximately eight months ahead of schedule. The majority of the work has now been completed and the lanes and ramps on I-91 have reopened.

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    21. MBTA gets first CRRC Orange Line test car; production to begin at Springfield plant in April

      MBTA gets first CRRC Orange Line test car; production to begin at Springfield plant in April

      The first CRRC-built prototype Orange Line subway car arrived at the MBTA on Wednesday, the greater Boston transit agency announced in a tweet. This car was built in China, but when regular production of the Orange Line and Red Line subway cars begins, probably in April, the cars will be assembled in Springfield.

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    22. Springfield-New Haven rail line debuting in 2018 topic of talk at Springfield Library

      Springfield-New Haven rail line debuting in 2018 topic of talk at Springfield Library

      Potential passengers or those who are simply curious can learn more about CTrail, the commuter passenger train service the Connecticut Department of Transportation will launch next year, at a talk on Wednesday evening. The rail advocacy organization Trains In The Valley is sponsoring the talk by Hartford Line project manager John E. Bernick on Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Springfield Central Library. Trains In the Valley is asking people to register at trainsinthevalley.eventbrite.com.

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    23. Bradley International Airport Recognized by Condé Nast Traveler

      Bradley International Airport Recognized by Condé Nast Traveler

      The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) announced that Condé Nast Traveler has released the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and Bradley International Airport has been recognized as the fifth-best airport in the U.S. with a score of 82.35. “We are very proud to have earned this prestigious recognition, and we thank not only the many travelers who voted for us, but all of the millions of passengers who choose Bradley for their travel needs on an annual basis,” said CAA Executive Director Kevin Dillon. “This distinguished award from the travel community is a testament to our ...

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