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    1. Pioneer Valley officials lobby state for transportation, highway funds

      Pioneer Valley officials lobby state for transportation, highway funds
      PVPC executive director Timothy W. Brennan called for more revenue to help address nearly $1.2 billion in area highway projects in backlog since 2002 and another $279 million in regional transit projects. Highway projects include a $358 million estimate to replace the Interstate 91 viaduct in Springfield.
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    2. Bus service in Westfield to be study of new PVTA transportation study

      Bus service in Westfield to be study of new PVTA transportation study
      Mayor Daniel M. Knapik is asking the City Council to support the new $400,000 study, set to launch in early 2012, by the state Department of Transportation and regional transit authority when it meets in regular session Thursday. That study, financed by the state, will address current and future bus transportation needs in the city along with the extent of commercial and other development or redevelopment of the downtown.
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    3. Center of Attention

      Center of Attention
      The concept initially came together nearly a decade ago. It was a unique and ambitious plan — to combine a transportation center with adult basic education programs and a childcare facility — but it made sense on many levels. So much so, that the Holyoke Transportation Center was able to withstand myriad challenges, many of them capable of scuttling the initiative. The end result is what one of the private-equity investors calls “a one-stop shop to improve your life.”
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    4. Pioneer Valley Transit Authority unveils new energy efficient buses

      Pioneer Valley Transit Authority unveils new energy efficient buses
      PVTA Administrator Mary L. MacInnes said the spacious new buses will make it easier for riders with disabilities or older riders to get on and off the bus. The new fleet will also include an Intelligent Transportation System, which automatically announces stops and displays time information. The buses have cameras, automatic passenger counters and more, she said.
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    5. Palmer, Amherst, Montague among communities advocating restoration of passenger rail service along New England Central rail line

      Palmer, Amherst and Montague, along with five communities in Connecticut and the town of Brattleboro, Vt. are expected to sign a memorandum of agreement on Friday to pledge their support to pursue funding to restore passenger rail service and enhance freight rail service along the New England Central Rail Corridor line.
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    6. Public transportation in Pioneer Valley running well after weekend storm

      Public transportation in Pioneer Valley running well after weekend storm
      Despite the premature winter storm that left millions of customers without power from Maryland through New England, including tens of thousands in the Pioneer Valley still awaiting restoration, public transportation in the Springfield area is running smoothly, for the most part, according to transit officials.
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    7. Event: The NHHS Rail Corridor: Opportunities for Economic Growth

      Event: The NHHS Rail Corridor: Opportunities for Economic Growth
      Connecticut is moving forward with plans to improve passenger rail service in the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield corridor in Central Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. These rail improvements will allow the frequency of passenger rail service in the corridor to increase to every half hour at peak times. Participants in the event will identify strategies that the region must implement in order to maximize the economic impact of this project.
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    8. Western Massachusetts railroad improvements will cut travel time between Connecticut and Vermont

      Western Massachusetts railroad improvements will cut travel time between Connecticut and Vermont
      Improvements on the Pan Am Rail line from Springfield to Northfield in the next two years will allow the Amtrak’s Vermonter line to move back to its original route, reduce travel time and restore passenger service to Northampton and Greenfield, the nation’s top railroad official said Thursday.
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    9. Springfield's Union Station gets $6 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant

      Springfield's Union Station gets $6 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant
      “Today’s announcement is another indication that the Union Station redevelopment project is moving forward in the right direction,” Neal said. “I have always believed that the successful rehabilitation of that historic landmark has the potential to transform the north blocks of downtown Springfield. This funding by the U.S. Department of Transportation is another significant investment in an intermodal transportation project that will serve the entire Western Massachusetts region.”
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    10. JetBlue adds Bradley flight to Palm Beach, Fla. | Hartford Business

      JetBlue Airways is expanding its services at Bradley International Airport, with the addition of a new nonstop flight to Palm Beach Florida.The direct flight to West Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is JetBlue's fourth destination added from Hartford in the past year, when the airline began services from Bradley.
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    11. GOV. MALLOY APPOINTS FOUR TO CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY BOARD

      Governor Dannel P. Malloy today appointed four people to the Connecticut Airport Authority and named the board's chair. Appointed board members must have business and management experience and expertise in financial planning, budgeting and assessment, marketing, master planning, aviation, or transportation management.
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    12. State recovery in jeopardy as stimulus funds dry up - The Boston Globe

      “The stimulus has been profoundly important for our economy,’’ said Gregory Bialecki, Patrick’s secretary of housing and economic development. “And that’s not just because we were able to keep a lot of people working. It’s also because we were able to set the table for a lot of substantial projects.’’
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    13. Governor Malloy ratifies creation of Connecticut Airport Authority, a quasi-public agency to oversee Bradley International Airport

      Governor Malloy ratifies creation of Connecticut Airport Authority, a quasi-public agency to oversee Bradley International Airport
      The quasi-public agency frees Bradley and the state’s five other general aviation airports from the state Department of Transportation’s control, with the goal of minimizing the bureaucratic red tape that has hindered airport development and operations.
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