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    1. Bradley Hires New Route Development Director

      The state has hired a marketing and route development director for Bradley International Airport to succeed Kiran Jain, who left last December for a similar job at a bigger airport in India. Luis E. Perez of Houston, whose experience includes roles in public and private airport management in the U.S. and abroad, held senior marketing jobs with the Houston Airport System, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, which announced Perez's appointment this week. DOT operates Bradley, which is New England's second biggest airport.
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    2. Westover announces $1.09 million makover plan to attract commercial airlines | masslive.com

      Westover announces $1.09 million makover plan to attract commercial airlines | masslive.com
      “Airlines are looking for a reliable airport,” said Allan W. Blair, president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts which runs the civilian side of the airport. “They want some place that is going to be safe and efficient for their needs and there is starting to be more interest.”
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    3. Pioneer Valley Planning Commission set to host public hearing on commuter rail

      Pioneer Valley Planning Commission set to host public hearing on commuter rail
      “They have to look at the corridor and do this assessment,” said Timothy W. Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. “They have to explain to the public at large why has there been sort of a year-long pause as they have transformed their project to conform to the realities of the federal stimulus program.”
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    4. Chicopee officially opens new Canal Park and Bike Path

      Chicopee officially opens new Canal Park and Bike Path
      Mayor Michael D. Bissonnette cut the ribbon, standing under clear sunny skies, saying, “This is truly a day the Lord has made, but it is truly a day that Joe Wagner paid for. ... This couldn’t have happened without him.” The mayor was referring to the $800,000 in state funding state Rep. Joseph Wagner, D-Chicopee, secured for the project.
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    5. Editorial: Pioneer Valley gets on fast track for high-speed rail

      Massachusetts has received $70 million in stimulus money to improve track along the Connecticut River from Springfield to the Vermont line; Connecticut has received $40 million and plans to submit another application for stimulus funds in May. Neal said LaHood’s visit should spur Massachusetts to get its part of the project done.”
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    6. Conn. River Valley may get high speed commuter rail service early, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Raymond LaHood tells Conn., Mass. officials

      Conn. River Valley may get high speed commuter rail service early, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Raymond LaHood tells Conn., Mass. officials
      “This corridor has its act to together,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Raymond LaHood. LaHood met Monday at the Connecticut state capitol with Gov. M. Jodi Rell, state lawmakers and Springfield officials including U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield.
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    7. Springfield Redevelopment Authority waits word on becoming lead agency of Union Station redevelopment

      Springfield Redevelopment Authority waits word on becoming lead agency of Union Station redevelopment
      “I’m hopeful...and optimistic that we’ll have the FTA direct designation by the first week of May,” said John D. Judge, the city’s chief development officer. Judge said he is hopeful the project will be completed in a little more than three years. “The main thing is, this needs to move forward from a regional perspective,” he said.
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    8. Westfield officials pledge to minimize disruption of traffic during Main and Broad streets reconstruction program

      The downtown road project calls for reconstruction of Main and Broad streets from Little River to West Silver streets. It will include road improvements to portions of connecting streets in the downtown and improvements to Park Square. During the project, the city will upgrade utilities including water and sewer in the area. “It will be a tough two years,” said Westfield BID Director Lisa McMahon. “But, in the end we will have a beautiful new downtown,” she said.
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    9. Massachusetts increases road and bridge repair money for cities and towns

      Massachusetts increases road and bridge repair money for cities and towns
      Amid the gloom and doom of a bad economy, Massachusetts cities and towns got good news Friday when the Patrick administration announced a $5 million increase in road and bridge repair money prized by communities. Spending from so-called Chapter 90 funding will increase to $155 million statewide in the fiscal year beginning July 1.
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    10. Train of Thought

      Train of Thought
      John Judge understands that, when he says he’s “hopeful and “optimistic” about the prospects for Union Station, he’s echoing the comments of myriad Springfield officials, Pioneer Valley Transit Authority administrators, and area economic-development leaders, some of whom have watched the landmark sit idle and deteriorate for almost 40 years.
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    11. Tour bus industry leaders to meet in Springfield

      Tour bus industry leaders to meet in Springfield
      Pantuso, who spoke at a news conference this morning at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, said other communities where the American Bus Association has hosted this meeting have noticed uptics in bus travel. The American Bus Association conducted the meeting on Cape Cod in 2008 and in Utah last year.
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    12. Mass. Highway Department reviewing bids for long-awaited downtown Westfield road reconstruction project

      City officials said low bids are favorable both for the city, state and region and that the $2 million saved could mean additional funding for projects here or throughout the region through the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission’s Metropolitan Planning Organization. That agency approved the go-ahead for Westfield’s project last fall.
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