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    1. Bradley International Airport adds Spirit Airlines flights to South Carolina, Florida

      Bradley International Airport adds Spirit Airlines flights to South Carolina, Florida

      Ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines announced Wednesday that it will begin nonstop service from Bradley International Airport to three locations in the South Atlantic states. Starting April 27, Spirit Airlines will offer nonstop service between Bradley and Orlando International Airport in Florida and Myrtle Beach International Airport in South Carolina. Spirit will also commence daily nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport June 15.

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    2. As Worcester's Union Station struggles financially, Springfield officials strive for self-sufficient project

      As Worcester's Union Station struggles financially, Springfield officials strive for self-sufficient project

      While Worcester's Union Station has been operating with deficits since it reopened in 2000, including a reported $649,702 city subsidy needed this fiscal year, Springfield officials say the Union Station project here is geared to avoid any such significant losses. Both Kevin Kennedy, the city's chief development officer, and Christopher Moskal, executive director of the Springfield Redevelopment Authority, said there is a concerted, ongoing effort to maximize revenues for the Springfield station and keep future operational expenses as low as possible. The authority, which serves as the urban redevelopment agency for Springfield, owns Union Station and will ...

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    3. CRRC Springfield plant might do train car maintenance for MBTA, too

      CRRC Springfield plant might do train car maintenance for MBTA, too

      Besides supplying new subway cars for the MBTA, the gargantuan CRRC MA rail car factory nearing completion in East Springfield might get work doing heavy maintenance on cars for the T, according to the state's transportation secretary. The T is digging itself out of a $7 billion differed maintenance hole and has no interest in climbing back down under a pile of breaking equipment anytime soon, Secretary Stephanie Pollack told reporters and editors at The Republican and MassLive during an hour-long meeting Wednesday.

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    4. Here is what the new Red Line cars being built in Springfield will look like

      Here is what the new Red Line cars being built in Springfield will look like

      The MBTA on Monday released an image of what the new Red Line cars, which will be manufactured in Springfield, are expected to look like. A manufacturing plant in Springfield is building the Red Line cars, along with Orange Line cars. The Chinese-owned rail company CRRC is building the Springfield facility, which is scheduled to start producing the cars in April 2018. CRRC won a $565 million contract to build 152 new Orange Line cars and 132 Red Line cars in the Springfield plant, which will be the company's North American headquarters.

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    5. Norwegian Air Shuttle eyes Bradley flights to Europe

      Norwegian Air Shuttle eyes Bradley flights to Europe

       Norwegian Air Shuttle wants to start offering discount flights from Bradley International Airport to Europe. Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority, said Thursday that Bradley and the CAA are in talks with Norwegian, as well as with a number of other airlines. But he can't confirm a start date for the Norwegian service. "We are talking to a lot of carriers. We are looking to increase the route map and increase the number of seats on existing routes," Dillon said. About 6 million travelers have passed through Bradley in 2016. Dillon hopes to grow that number ...

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    6. Bradley International Airport opens Escape Lounge, a premium lounge available to all travelers | masslive.com

      Bradley International Airport opens Escape Lounge, a premium lounge available to all travelers | masslive.com

      Escape Lounge, Bradley International Airport's foray into first-class lounges, is open.  Escape Lounge is meant to be similar to the posh first-class lounges airlines offer at major hubs around the world, according to a press release, and is available to all passengers. The Bradley Escape Lounge goes with Bradley's reintroduction of transatlantic flights with new nonstop Aer Lingus service to Dublin, Ireland, that started in September.

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    7. Here's what the new Orange Line cars being built in Springfield look like

      Here's what the new Orange Line cars being built in Springfield look like

      The MBTA on Monday released images of the new Orange Line cars, set to be manufactured in Springfield by the CRRC MA Corporation. CRRC MA Corp., a Chinese-owned rail company, has a contract to make 284 rail cars: 152 for the Orange Line and 132 for the Red Line. State and company officials broke ground on the subway car factory in September 2015.

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    8. Massachusetts rail plan, passenger trains in Pioneer Valley, open to public comment

      Massachusetts rail plan, passenger trains in Pioneer Valley, open to public comment

      With the planned reopening of Springfield Union Station now just weeks away, officials want the public to learn about and comment on a new statewide rail plan. A plan update and public comment meeting is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress St., Springfield. The state's goal is to have the rail plan, which addresses both passenger and freight service, completed sometime in the first three months of 2017, said  Timothy Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and a rail advocate.

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    9. Chinese Business Executives to Visit Western New England University

      On Friday, Oct. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Western New England University (WNEU), in partnership with Global Corporate College and Massachusetts Community Colleges, will host a delegation of 20 senior business representatives from the equivalent of Fortune 500 companies owned by the Chinese government. The delegation is in the U.S. for a short-term professional-development program aiming to highlight best practices, showcase new innovation, and share insights on industry trends. The participants are primarily from technical industries, with delegates from companies representing coal, petroleum, heavy equipment, and auto manufacturing.

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    10. Behind the Scenes: Springfield's Union Station renovations on track for January grand...

      Behind the Scenes: Springfield's Union Station renovations on track for January grand...

      Springfield's Union Station is nearing completion after decades of dreams and many dollars. Built in 1926, Union Station was the center of activity in Springfield for generations. The $88.5 million rehabilitation of Union Station into an intermodal bus-rail-transit hub is due to be completed in January of 2017, and is expected to draw five million rail and bus passengers a year in its first year of operation, a number that could swell to eight million or more if additional passenger train service is added.

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    11. Aer Lingus launches Bradley International Airport to Dublin, Ireland, daily service

      Aer Lingus launches Bradley International Airport to Dublin, Ireland, daily service

      Crowds gathered in the terminal of Bradley International Airport cheered Wednesday at the arrival of the first round-trip Aer Lingus flight from Dublin, Ireland, to the Hartford-Springfield region. The plane not only brought a full load of 180 passengers from Ireland to the Connecticut River Valley, but it also heralded the return of long sought-after transatlantic service to Bradley and what economic development officials in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Ireland see as a growing market for business and recreational travel. Jack Foley, Aer Lingus executive vice president for North America, told the crowd Wednesday that he expects to be back here ...

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    12. Pioneer Valley Railroad, DCP Midstream Terminal, get state grant to expand gas capacity

      Pioneer Valley Railroad, DCP Midstream Terminal, get state grant to expand gas capacity

      The Pioneer Valley Railroad and DCP Midstream Terminal, a natural gas distributor in Westfield, have received a $150,000 Massachusetts Department of Transportation freight rail infrastructure grant to increase capacity in Westfield. The money will be used to rehab a rail spur serving DCP Midstream Terminal's facility on Medeiros Way and allow the company to bring in more rail cars. DCP rail shipments have already increased by 1,300 cars over the past five years, according to a news release from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

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    13. Bradley International Airport preps for Aer Lingus service to Dublin, hopes for more flights | masslive.com

      Bradley International Airport preps for Aer Lingus service to Dublin, hopes for more flights | masslive.com

      Airlines see more potential routes that could be profitable than they have aircraft to serve. But they are extremely reluctant to invest in more aircraft for these market conditions, which might not last.  So their strategy is to have a quick trigger finger and be willing to shift people and aircraft from routes that are not performing to new ones where the possibilities are — in theory — less limited, said Kevin Dillon, executive director and CEO at the Connecticut Airport Authority and Bradley International Airport.

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    14. MBTA proposal could lead to more business for Springfield rail car manufacturer, but no decisions final yet

      MBTA proposal could lead to more business for Springfield rail car manufacturer, but no decisions final yet

      The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority might increase capacity on its busy Red Line by replacing 86 subway cars instead of refurbishing them — a move that could bring more business to Springfield and the massive CRRC rail car factory now under construction on Page Boulevard. The MBTA's Fiscal and Management Control Board heard a proposal Monday from engineers to buy new Red Line cars in addition to the 132 the agency has already ordered from Chinese-owned CRRC USA Rail Corp.

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    15. Peter Pan Bus Lines gets grant for Williamstown-Springfield service

      Peter Pan Bus Lines gets grant for Williamstown-Springfield service

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has awarded a total of $804,967 in grants to support four rural intercity bus carrier routes for one year, including $159,389 to Peter Pan Bus Lines for its Albany, New York,-Williamstown-Greenfield-Springfield service. The grants, which are funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), are designed to provide regional connections for rural communities by supporting intercity bus routes serving communities such as Pittsfield, Williamstown, Springfield, Hyannis and Provincetown, according to the news release.

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    16. What's a 'dynamic merge system'? MassDOT public meeting on I-91 Springfield project will explain

      What's a 'dynamic merge system'? MassDOT public meeting on I-91 Springfield project will explain

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans to use "dynamic merge technology" to smooth traffic flow through the Interstate 91 construction zone and will explain the system at a public meeting on Sept. 13. The meeting, the latest in a series of quarterly public meetings, is set for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m, in the third floor conference room of the MassLive Building, 1350 Main St.

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    17. I-91 Springfield viaduct 6 months ahead of schedule, MassDOT chief says

      I-91 Springfield viaduct 6 months ahead of schedule, MassDOT chief says

      The $183.3 million reconstruction of Interstate 91 through downtown Springfield is six months ahead of schedule because of the incentives for speedy work the state built into the contractors deals, said Stephanie Pollack, Massachusetts secretary of transportation and CEO of MassDOT. All highway ramps and lanes are expected to open to the public in December 2017. Final completion and punch list work, like signs and landscaping, won't be done until 2018.

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    18. Gov. Baker, CRRC executives to attend 'topping off' of East Springfield train car factory

      Gov. Baker, CRRC executives to attend 'topping off' of East Springfield train car factory

      Gov. Charlie Baker will join executives from rail car maker CRRC MA, Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and others Thursday to conduct a "topping off" ceremony for CRRC MA's new $95 million plant in East Springfield. The ceremony is stet to being at noon, according to the governor's office. Also scheduled to speak are: state Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash, Department of Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, MBTA acting General Manager Brian Shortsleeve; CRRC Vice President Yu Weiping and CRRC MA President and Chairman Chuanhe Zhou.

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    19. Tesla builds electric car Superchargers at Lee Big Y

      Tesla builds electric car Superchargers at Lee Big Y

      High-end electric car maker Tesla Motors is building one of its Supercharger stations at the Big Y World Class Market here. The charging stations are part of what Tesla calls the most convenient and extensive network of electric auto charging stations. In an email, Tesla spokeswoman Sonja Koch said the chargers are capable of providing up to 120 kilowatts of power and replenishing 150 miles of range in 30 minutes.  The Lee site will be Tesla's second area charger. One opened in February at The Riverdale shops, 935 Riverdale St., West Springfield.

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    20. 6-inch fix on Springfield's Union Station platform will cost state $5 million

      6-inch fix on Springfield's Union Station platform will cost state $5 million

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will spend $5 million widening a train platform at Springfield's Union Station so it complies with modern handicapped accessibility standards. Commissioners of the Springfield Redevelopment Authority approved the change order Tuesday at a special meeting. The Authority owns the station on Frank B. Murray Street and is managing its redevelopment into an intermodal rail and bus transportation hub, a project long championed by U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, a former Springfield mayor. The $88.5-million project is state and federally funded.

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    21. Aer Lingus Flights Seen as Boost for Airline, Bradley, Region

      Aer Lingus Flights Seen as Boost for Airline, Bradley, Region

      As they talked about the Aer Lingus flights set to begin at Bradley International Airport late next month, Kevin Dillon and Keith Butler used strikingly similar language as they discussed what the service means to their respective organizations. Indeed, Dillon, executive director and CEO of the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA), which manages Bradley, and Butler, chief commercial officer for the Dublin, Ireland-based airline, said the timing for this venture is ideal, that the flight represents a key component of their respective growth strategies, and that it could be a catalyst for more developments of this type.

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    22. Westfield Transit Pavilion takes shape

      Westfield Transit Pavilion takes shape

      The steel frame is up for the $6 million Westfield Transit Pavilion at Elm and Arnold streets, a project called the first new building constructed in Westfield's downtown in decades. Forish Construction in Westfield is the general contractor, according to its websiteReinhardt Associates of Agawam are the architects. According to the firm's website, it also designed the Holyoke Multimodal Transportation Facility, which opened in 2010. A grand opening of the Westfield Transit Pavilion is expected in March 2017.

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    23. Federal study outlines proposed $1.2 billion expansion of passenger rail in Northeast with...

      Federal study outlines proposed $1.2 billion expansion of passenger rail in Northeast with...

      A federal study that details the proposed expansion of passenger rail service in the Northeast, with Springfield serving as a key connection, was praised by local advocates Wednesday as a project with great promise and benefits to the region and state. The three-prong expansion of passenger rail service in the Northeast would serve an estimated 323,000 riders annually in Massachusetts alone, according to the study known as the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative (NNEIRI), citing 2035 ridership estimates.

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    24. Springfield Union Station: Peter Pan Bus Lines in negotiations to operate from restored transit hub, hopeful of deal

      Springfield Union Station: Peter Pan Bus Lines in negotiations to operate from restored transit hub, hopeful of deal

      Peter Pan Bus Lines is negotiating to move its Springfield bus station and ticket counter into the renovated Union Station Regional Intermodal Transportation Center while acknowledging that a deal must be reached soon if Peter Pan is to be part of passenger train station's planned January opening. "We are still in discussions. We have not signed up yet," said Michael Sharff, director of planning and development for Peter Pan. "We do want to move there. It promises to be a beautiful facility. Bringing the modes together is something that is attractive to us."

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