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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Scuderi engine to report savings - MassLive.com

      Hoping to spark a revolution in how internal combustion engines are designed, the Scuderi Group is set to announce today that laboratory simulation tests have shown their "split cycle" engine consumes up to 36 percent less fuel than a conventional engine when running the same course in a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier. The company, which has raised nearly $65 million from investors, has received interest in its innovative engine design from Honda, Peugeot, Daimler and Fiat, according to published reports.
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    5. Nearly 4 million New Englanders expected to travel over Christmas and New Year's | masslive.com

      Nearly 4 million New Englanders expected to travel over Christmas and New Year's | masslive.com
      Peter Pan Bus Lines in Springfield has already gotten its holiday travel season off to a strong start, said Robert J. Schwarz, executive vice president of Peter Pan. Peter Pan’s popularity among college students means that the holiday travel rush started Friday, Dec. 19. “Once the kids finish their exams they are on their way home,” he said. “We are very excited. The weekend was very strong, too, and from Boston, New York and Providence.” The company plans to move more than 200,000 people from Dec. 19 through Jan. 2, more than half of those passengers will pass ...
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    6. On Logistics

      Last week I had the opportunity to listen to two site selectors who manage global logistics practices. The first was Curtis Spencer, President of IMS Worldwide, who spoke at the Consultants Forum Conference, which I attended to meet with a variety of site selectors and hear updates on topics ranging from the global climate for foreign direct investment (“FDI”) to opportunities in various industry sectors. The second was Tim Feemster who manages Grubb & Ellis’s global logistics practice, the keynote speaker at the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership. The EDC also hosted Tim for a luncheon with local business executives and economic ...
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    7. On the right track: CSX rails and access to ports could stoke Pioneer Valley's economy

      On the right track: CSX rails and access to ports could stoke Pioneer Valley's economy
      “That’s your niche,” Timothy Feemster, senior vice president and director of Dallas -based real estate company Grubb & Ellis, said last week at an event sponsored by the Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership. “If the cost of fuel goes up, it’s going to be even more important.”
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    8. Additional federal funds awarded to Knowledge Corridor rail project

      Additional federal funds awarded to Knowledge Corridor rail project
      U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, said, “Having been an outspoken and longtime supporter of high speed rail, both an east-west and a north-south line, I am very pleased with this development.” Neal added, “It is another example of our delegation working together to make high speed rail in Massachusetts a reality.”
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    9. Mobility means more vigor for state’s gateway cities - The Boston Globe

      Springfield’s Union Station has been boarded up for 38 years, but a planned refurbishing of the building as a commuter rail, Amtrak, and regional bus center could dramatically increase the possibilities for that city. The $70 million project — which is still at least $20 million short in financing — would turn the city into a hub for high-speed rail service between Vermont and New York. With 28 trips through that “knowledge corridor’’ every day, under a $121 million expansion funded through President Obama’s rail initiative, Springfield would suddenly become a lower-cost alternative for office work that might otherwise be ...
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    10. Bradley Airport transport to be among Connecticut's alternative-fuel efforts

      Bradley Airport transport to be among Connecticut's alternative-fuel efforts
      Come next spring, Yellow cabs and shuttle buses running on compressed natural gas will be driving to and from Bradley International Airport after fueling up at the Shell station on Route 75, one of 10 statewide alternative fueling stations funded by $29 million in matching federal and private monies.
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