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    1. Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership gets $4.2 million to boost Knowledge Corridor | masslive.com

      Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership gets $4.2 million to boost Knowledge Corridor | masslive.com
      “It’s transportation connected to housing and housing connected to environmental quality,” said Timothy W. Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. “What we’re trying to do is take Springfield and Hartford and make them the twin cities of the Knowledge Corridor much like Minneapolis and St. Paul are in Minnesota.”
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    2. HUD awards CT $4.2M for “Knowledge Corridor’’ | Hartford Business

      The Capital Region Council of Governments originally asked HUD for $5 million to build on the work of the three metropolitan planning agencies in Hartford, Bristol and Springfield involved in developing the corridor. Their overall effort is to integrate housing, transportation, infrastructure investments and economic and workforce development projects in a region that is home to 1.6 million.
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    3. Cooperation on rail plans wins praise - MassLive.com

      U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, said the inclusion of money for high speed rail projects in the stimulus funding that was proposed to jumpstart the economy is an example of an opportunity coming at a time of economic downturn that must not be neglected. Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said improved rail travel in the Northeast can help revitalize the inner cores of older cities, which in turn will make these urban centers more attractive places for jobs and good housing.
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    4. Canadian officials want to be aboard if high-speed rail takes off in Northeast

      Amtrak’s long-term vision dovetails with President Obama’s interest in high-speed rail as a 21st-century answer to the Eisenhower-era interstate system. Obama touched on the subject in his last State of the Union address and released $8 billion in federal stimulus dollars for rail that same month. Part of those stimulus funds provided a down payment on true high-speed rail lines and part funded not-quite-as-fast-but-shovel-ready connections between cities, including a rerouting of Amtrak’s Vermonter line (New York City to St. Albans, Vt.) over a faster, more direct route through Western Massachusetts.
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      Mentions: Amtrak
    5. Bradley airport's passenger count up for first time in four years

      Bradley airport's passenger count up for first time in four years
      "We've crossed the line, especially when you take that in the context of the new service announcements that will be starting over the next two to three months," Daley said. "We're looking at an increase of about 9 percent in weekday departing flights, and hopefully, if we don't have a double-dip recession or go back into this economic retraction that we've been in, we may actually have made a turning point."
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    6. American Airlines Completes Inaugural Flight at Connecticut's Bradley ...

      American Airlines Completes Inaugural Flight at “The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation and Bradley International Airport are proud to be part of this cutting-edge technology at New England’s second largest airport,” said Eric N. Waldron, A.A.E., ACE, Bradley’s Administrator. “Thank you to GE Aviation, American Airlines and our partners at the Federal Aviation Administration for bringing this additional safety feature to Bradley which benefits everyone, most especially our customers.”
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    7. Two New Projects Announced

      Congratulations are in order for officials who helped facilitate two announcements about business expansions in western Massachusetts this week. First, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki and Northampton Mayor Mary Claire Higgins put together a package of incentives to convince Coca Cola to expand its Northampton facility. The project represents a minimum investment of $33 Million according to Coke and will add at least 40 new permanent jobs and about 60 construction jobs. Northampton Economic Development Director Teri Anderson deserves credit for her efforts to ensure that the investment happened in Northampton.   Second, the Campanelli Companies announced ...
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