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    1. State transportation bond proposal includes $26 million for Union Station, other projects in Springfield's North and South Ends and riverfront

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      State transportation bond proposal includes $26 million for Union Station, other projects in Springfield's North and South Ends and riverfront

      The state Legislature is considering passage of a transportation bond bill that includes $26 million for Springfield projects, ranging from funds to aid redevelopment of Union Station to safety improvements along the 3.7-mile Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway.  State Rep. Cheryl Coakley-Rivera, D-Springfield, announced this week that the House Ways and Means Committee has granted its approval for the Springfield projects, located in her district, to be included in the statewide bond bill. She is assistant vice-chairman of the committee.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    2. Fast trains to Boston, New Haven, Montreal subject of Springfield meeting | masslive.com

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      Fast trains to Boston, New Haven, Montreal subject of Springfield meeting | masslive.com

      The public hearing was held to collect input on the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative, a plan to improve intercity rail service not only east-west over the 99 miles between Springfield and Boston, but north and south serving New Haven, Springfield and Montreal. All told, the east-west and north-south routes total 470 miles, and the project could require $364.5 million.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer   Springfield

    3. Massachusetts, Vermont transportation officials to hold public meetings on passenger rail service along Boston-Montreal corridor

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      Massachusetts, Vermont transportation officials to hold public meetings on passenger rail service along Boston-Montreal corridor

      Massachusetts and Vermont transportation officials are scheduled to hold public meetings in Springfield and White River Junction, Vt., to discuss the possibility of more frequent and higher speed passenger rail service along the Boston-Montreal corridor passing through Western Massachusetts and the Green Mountain State. The first hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hotel Coolidge, 39 S. Main St., White River Junction, followed by another meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress St., Springfield. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) are holding the sessions ...

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    4. Route 20 railroad bridge work continues with estimated completion date in August

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      Route 20 railroad bridge work continues with estimated completion date in August

      Construction continues on the new, higher dry bridge over the CSX rail line on Route 20 here continues with traffic using a nearby temporary bridge.  The project is scheduled to be completed in August, said Michael Verseckes, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.  The $6.5 million bridge is part of a larger $25.8 million state-funded railway access project that has made it possible for efficient double-stacked freight trains to pass through Massachusetts, according to the transportation agency.  The project also includes replacement of five other bridges located on Summit Road in Richmond, Middlefield and Baystate Road in ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   CSX

    5. Gov. Deval Patrick details $12B transportation plan - Boston Business Journal

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      Gov. Deval Patrick details $12B transportation plan - Boston Business Journal

      Gov. Deval Patrick on Friday detailed a five-year capital investment plan that would see the state spend $12.4 billion for bridge and road reconstruction as well as improvements to rail and transit infrastructure.  The announcement, which addressed billions in projects and improvements to properties owned by the Bay State's regional airports, the MBTA and Regional Transit Authorities, and regional airports, marked the first time that Patrick or transportation officials had specified how proceeds from a proposed $12.1 billion transportation bond bill would be spent.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    6. Talk of high-speed rail between Springfield and Boston heats up; meeting next

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      Talk of high-speed rail between Springfield and Boston heats up; meeting next

      Gov. Deval Patrick has voiced his support for the Inland Route project in the last few years. Just last week, the governor’s administration unveiled a five-year, $12.4 billion capital investment plan that calls for $249 million to improve freight systems along critical rail corridors. Included in this funding are the Inland Route and Knowledge Corridor projects. Additionally, when he unveiled a $1 billion transportation bond bill in the fall of 2012, Patrick called for $362.4 million over 10 years for the project.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer

    7. Plane Speaking | BusinessWest

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      Plane Speaking | BusinessWest

      Fran Ahern acknowledged that the analogy isn’t perfect, but, for the most part, it works, and it helps him effectively tell the story of one of the region’s least-known — and least-understood — business success stories.
      “We’re a service center for airplanes,” said Ahern, general manager of Gulfstream’s sprawling operation at Barnes Municipal Airport in Westfield. He would go on to draw a number of loose comparisons between his operation and the corner garage or auto dealership where one might bring their Buick for new tires, a tuneup, or an inspection sticker.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Barnes Municipal Airport

    8. Bradley seeks longer reach in 2014

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      Bradley seeks longer reach in 2014

      North Carolina. Ohio. California. Europe.The Connecticut Airport Authority has some lofty destination goals in 2014 for Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks. All those goals might not be realized next year, but the authority will be well on the way to fulfilling them, said CAA Executive Director Kevin Dillon.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Southwest Airlines   Delta Air Lines

    9. Hainan Airlines preparing to offer nonstop flights from Boston to China

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      Hainan Airlines preparing to offer nonstop flights from Boston to China

      I’m hearing from people who have been briefed on these plans that Massport and Hainan Airlines could be ready to announce nonstop Boston-Beijing flights sometime next week, with Hainan’s flights taking off at Logan Airport starting in mid-2014.

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      Mentions:   Massport

    10. Interstate 91 project announced by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is only 1 step toward getting the highway out of view

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      Interstate 91 project announced by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is only 1 step toward getting the highway out of view

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick announced $200 million Tuesday to replace a section of the Interstate 91 viaduct downtown, but that 2.5-year project is only one step toward getting the highway sunken from view.  'This, as you all know, is a project that is desperately needed for safety reasons and reasons of access,' Patrick said Tuesday during a luncheon hosted by the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield at the Springfield Marriott. 'But how it is done is going to mean a lot to the city of Springfield.'

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    11. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to unveil $200 million appropriation to replace decks on I-91 in Springfield

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      Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to unveil $200 million appropriation to replace decks on I-91 in Springfield

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick today is scheduled to announce that he will approve $200 million for replacing decks on an elevated and deteriorating section of Interstate 91 in Springfield and that construction will begin in a year on the project.  During a speech before the Associated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, Patrick is expected to announce the $200 million in state money for replacing decks and also $1.225 million in state funds to create a permanent place for the Camp STAR Angelina day camp for children and young adults at Forest Park in Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Technical Community College   West Springfield

    12. Bradley's 2Q fares down 3.7 percent

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      Bradley's 2Q fares down 3.7 percent

      Average airfare at Bradley International Airport was down 3.7 percent in the second quarter, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport

    13. Bradley International Airport adds parking programs for frequent fliers | masslive.com

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      Bradley International Airport adds parking programs for frequent fliers | masslive.com

      Two programs have gone into effect at Bradley International Airport making it easier to park there, courtesy of the Connecticut Airport Authority and Standard Parking Inc., the parking operator.  The first program is a new “Frequent Parker Program” called “Auto-Pilot Rewards.” It started on Oct. 1, and already, more than 500 customers have enrolled.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   The Republican

    14. Pioneer Valley Transit Authority seeks $70 million to build new bus operations and maintenance facility in Springfield

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      Pioneer Valley Transit Authority seeks $70 million to build new bus operations and maintenance facility in Springfield

      The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority is seeking about $70 million in state money to construct a new operations and maintenance facility in Springfield for its fleet of vans and buses.  The proposed 308,840-square-foot facility would be built on 18 industrially-zoned acres at 665 Cottage St. in Springfield. It would be a major upgrade from the current outdated, cramped operations and storage building at 2840 Main St. in Springfield, according to Mary L. MacInnes, administrator of the authority, which provides public transportation for 24 communities.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Palmer   Springfield

    15. State Department of Transportation Secretary Richard Davey views East Longmeadow rotary, Interstate 91 viaduct

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      State Department of Transportation Secretary Richard Davey views East Longmeadow rotary, Interstate 91 viaduct

      Sen. Gale D. Candaras, D-Wilbraham, and state Rep. Angelo J. Puppolo, D-Springfield, met with Davey to express their concerns about the region. "We wanted to show him the rotary in East Longmeadow because it really needs remediation," Candaras said. "The last time the issue was looked at was 14 years ago, and we wanted him to bring his fresh eyes and his expertise." The rotary sees an average of 49,000 cars a day and almost a daily accident, officials said.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    16. Hartford-Atlanta flight starts Sunday

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      Hartford-Atlanta flight starts Sunday

      The Atlanta nonstop is one the many new flights announced at Bradley since the Connecticut Airport Authority was formed in 2011, with the goal of increasing the route structure at New England's second largest airport.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Southwest Airlines

    17. Manhan River bridge in Easthampton slated to reopen Thursday, five weeks ahead of schedule

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      Manhan River bridge in Easthampton slated to reopen Thursday, five weeks ahead of schedule

      Transportation Administrator Frank DePaola will visit the bridge on Monday at 10 a.m. to see the finished work and learn about the remaining items to be completed, according to the release. The $3.74 million bridge was built with precast concrete deck bulb T-beams, a process that reduces the amount of time required. This is the first such construction used in Western Massachusetts. The beams are built and cured off site.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Department of Transportation   Easthampton

    18. Massachusetts approves study to overhaul Interstate 91 through Springfield

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      Massachusetts approves study to overhaul Interstate 91 through Springfield

      In a step forward for a massive transportation project in Western Massachusetts, the state has chosen a consultant to study possible alternative alignments for Interstate 91 through Springfield, while highway officials proceed with a plan to replace decks on a deteriorating elevated portion of the highway in the city. The transportation department on late Friday said that it has picked the Cheshire, Conn.-based consulting firm Milone & MacBroom Inc. to evaluate alternatives for a section of Interstate 91 including possibly depressing the highway section to ground level or below ground.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Michael D. Bissonnette

    19. How much will the new tolls cost?

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      How much will the new tolls cost?

      Exit 6 to Exit 5: $0.25 cents (one-way), $0.50 cents (round trip)

      • Exit 6 to Exit 4: $0.25 cents (one-way), $0.50 cents (round trip)
      • Exit 6 to Exit 3: $0.45 cents (one-way), $0.90 cents (round trip)
      • Exit 6 to Exit 2: $1.35 (one-way), $2.70 (round trip)
      • Exit 6 to Exit 1: $1.75 (one-way), $3.50 (round trip)
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    20. TSA to offer expedited security checks at more airports and to more air travelers

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      TSA to offer expedited security checks at more airports and to more air travelers

      The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that it will expand its low-profile TSA Pre✓™(pre-check) expedited screening program to include 60 more airports, including Bradley International Airport here and Logan International Airport in Boston, and allow potentially millions more fliers to join up.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport

    21. Red Carpet Sendoff For Bradley's New Direct Flight To L.A. - Courant.com

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      Red Carpet Sendoff For Bradley's New Direct Flight To L.A. - Courant.com

      It's not every day passengers depart from Bradley International Airport down a red carpet to the plane, balloons decorating the gate and a Hollywoodesque arch to pose under for pictures.  But yesterday wasn't an ordinary day for Bradley.
      Tuesday morning marked American Airlines' inaugural nonstop flight to Los Angeles, sent off down the runway with water cannons spraying over the plane, after speeches by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and officials from American Airlines and the Connecticut Airport Authority.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Dannel Malloy

    22. US Sen. Edward Markey expresses hope for long-delayed Union Station redevelopment project | masslive.com

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      US Sen. Edward Markey expresses hope for long-delayed Union Station redevelopment project | masslive.com

      Touring the downtown train station with Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and state Rep. Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, D-Springfield, Markey said he was impressed with its past and its future potential.  “This place played a huge role for Springfield in the 20th century and can play an even larger role in the 21st century,” the newly elected senator from Malden said.

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    23. All electronic tolling system on Massachusetts Turnpike unpopular with residents at public hearing in Springfield

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      All electronic tolling system on Massachusetts Turnpike unpopular with residents at public hearing in Springfield

      The administration of Gov. Deval L. Patrick is moving forward on a $250 million plan to demolish toll plazas, eliminate the positions of toll collectors and install all-electronic tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike by 2017.  Thomas Walling of Wilbraham said the Massachusetts Turnpike was built in the early 1960s and residents were told the tolls it would be paid off by 1982.  “It’s been paid off twice,” Walling said. “We don’t need these devices.”  Other residents said they are concerned the electronic tolling system would be used to charge drivers with speeding. Massachusetts Department of Transportation spokesman Michael ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    24. Manhan River Bridge scheduled to reopen in October, nearly two months ahead of schedule

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      Manhan River Bridge scheduled to reopen in October, nearly two months ahead of schedule

      State transportation officials said Tuesday the Manhan River Bridge is on target to reopen early in October, about two months ahead of schedule. Frank DePaola, administrator for the highway division of the state Department of Transportation, visited the bridge site Tuesday and said “Things are going very well.”

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Chicopee   Easthampton

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