1. Articles in category: Transportation

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    1. Gov. Deval Patrick pushes all-electronic tolling for Massachusetts Turnpike, ending need for toll collectors

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      Gov. Deval Patrick pushes all-electronic tolling for Massachusetts Turnpike, ending need for toll collectors

      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.  Officials are pushing all-electronic tolling while also working on a separate plan to reinstate tolls for passenger vehicles between Exits 1 and 6 on the western end of the turnpike, starting Oct. 15.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    2. Editorial: Bradley International Airport to Europe - on the horizon again

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      Editorial: Bradley International Airport to Europe - on the horizon again

      Western Massachusetts companies that do business overseas have high hopes that Bradley International Airport will live up to its name and reinstate its short-lived nonstop service to Amsterdam – or another European city.  During a forum held last week at the Westfield headquarters of heating and air-conditioning equipment maker Mestek, an official of the Connecticut Airport Authority, which took over airport operations from the Connecticut state Department of Transportation on July 1, gave listeners a reason to hope.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Springfield   Westfield

    3. Westfield Barnes Regional Airport gets federal grant; city seeks new restaurant for terminal | masslive

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      Westfield Barnes Regional Airport gets federal grant; city seeks new restaurant for terminal | masslive

      The federal government is kicking in $8.7 million toward $20 million in runway improvements and other work in at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport.  U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, announced that he'll visit the airport Monday morning to announce the funds, which come from aircraft fuels taxes collected and then distributed by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Westfield

    4. Bradley International Airport looks to renew service to Europe from Hartford-Springfield region

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      Bradley International Airport looks to renew service to Europe from Hartford-Springfield region

      When Mestek Inc. president R. Bruce Dewey has to send sales staff or engineers to Europe, just getting them to an airport that truly lives up to the name "international" is the first order of business. "We have drivers who take people to Boston or to New York City," Dewey said, explaining how international business is important for Mestek, a maker of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment. "We have also had a lot of luck flying people out of Dulles (in Washington, D.C), but then you have to first fly them to Washington."

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

    5. Making Bradley better for business

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Jul 16 2013)

      Making Bradley better for business

      Kevin Dillon met with a variety of local business leaders Tuesday afternoon at Mestek in Westfield. The focus of the meeting was on the needs of the local businesses in terms of moving cargo and people.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Westfield

    6. Gov. Deval Patrick signs pared down $33.6 billion state budget, vetoes $465 million in spending | masslive

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      Gov. Deval Patrick signs pared down $33.6 billion state budget, vetoes $465 million in spending | masslive

      In a showdown with state legislators, Gov. Deval L. Patrick today vetoed $465 million from the state budget including $177 million in local aid for cities and towns and $240 million in transportation funding.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield

    7. Feds nix Conn. on high-speed rail line paperwork

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 10 2013)

      John Porcari, Deputy Secretary of Transportation, told Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty at a congressional hearing on Tuesday that state transportation officials must keep three grants separate for the $365 million rail line from New Haven to Springfield, Mass. The federal portion is about $191 million and the state has committed about $175 million.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. Gov. Deval Patrick rejects transportation tax bill, seeks possible extra increase in gas tax | masslive

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      Gov. Deval Patrick rejects transportation tax bill, seeks possible extra increase in gas tax | masslive

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick and state legislators are deadlocked on an estimated $800 million bill to pay for transportation improvements.  Patrick on Tuesday rejected the bill and sent it back to legislators with a proposed amendment. Patrick said the bill is flawed because it depends on $135 million in revenues from certain tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike that are scheduled to be removed in fewer than four years.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   The Republican

    9. $500 million financing bill needs fix, Massachusetts transportation secretary says

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 28 2013)

      $500 million financing bill needs fix, Massachusetts transportation secretary says

      Money for transportation projects is tight with needs at the MBTA and regional transit authorities and massive projects in the works such as the viaduct in Springfield. Recently, the governor angered municipal leaders when he released to cities and towns just half of the $300 million approved in a law for Chapter 90 local road repairs.

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

    10. House approves $500M transpo-tax bill

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Jun 26 2013)

      House approves $500M transpo-tax bill

      In a 105 to 47 vote Wednesday, the Massachusetts House of Representatives approved a final transportation funding bill Wednesday that raises $500 million dollars in new taxes.  By 2017, that number will jump to $800 million dollars. “There’s a great need for transportation infrastructure improvements so what we did today was we dedicated a funding stream to be able to make those improvements and invest in Massachusetts so that we can help the economy grow,” said Rep. Michael Finn (D-West Springfield).

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Palmer

    11. Statehouse compromise would restore tolls on western portion of Massachusetts Turnpike, raise gas and cigarette taxes

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      Statehouse compromise would restore tolls on western portion of Massachusetts Turnpike, raise gas and cigarette taxes

      State legislative leaders Tuesday night released a compromise bill to raise $500 million in taxes and other new revenues for transportation improvements including raising the gas and cigarette taxes and restoring tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike for passenger vehicles between Exits 1 and 6.

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

    12. $24.5M in upgrades for Westover

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      $24.5M in upgrades for Westover

      A major modernization project is about to begin; one designed to improve the way planes are fueled at Westover Air Reserve Base. The base is receiving $24.5 million for a new fuel hydrant system, which will consist of 14 hydrants and two 210,000 gallon above-ground tanks.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    13. Railroad upgrades are underway in Mass.

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Jun 19 2013)

      Railroad upgrades are underway in Mass.

      In just a few years, travel could be a lot easier here in Massachusetts. Railroad renovations are underway as part of the New England Northeast rail corridor project. It's a federal project being paid with stimulus dollars. The goal is for Amtrak service to be available from New Haven up to Vermont, making stops in between.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Amtrak   Springfield

    14. Northampton I-91 Exit 19 interchange goes into design phase; work projected to be done by 2019

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      Northampton I-91 Exit 19 interchange goes into design phase; work projected to be done by 2019

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is proceeding into the design phase of a plan to reconfigure the Interstate 91 interchange at exit 19. The plan, called Alternative 13A, features a roundabout at the foot of the ramp coming off the northbound lanes of I-91 and a new, wider entrance ramp off Bridge Street into the southbound lanes. There is no southbound exit in the plan. To get onto I-91 north, motorists will still have to drive down Damon Road to its intersection with King Street.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    15. Mayors urge more Amtrak shuttles between Springfield and Vermont | GazetteNet.com

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      Mayors urge more Amtrak shuttles between Springfield and Vermont | GazetteNet.com

      The mayors of Northampton, Greenfield and Holyoke are lobbying the state to increase the number of daily Amtrak shuttles planned for their communities when new high-speed passenger rail service begins next year.  The extension of the New Haven/Springfield Amtrak Shuttle north will provide a significant economic boon to both the region and to their respective communities, the three mayors said in a letter this week to Richard A. Davey, the state’s transportation secretary.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Northampton

    16. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. opens new maintenance hangar at Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield

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      Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. opens new maintenance hangar at Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield

      Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. hosted a ceremonial grand opening for its new 125,000-square-foot , $23-million maintenance hangar Tuesday, the same day state lawmakers debated ditching the sales tax exemption on aircraft parts that helped make Gulfstream's expansion feasible.

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      Mentions:   General Dynamics   Springfield   Westfield

    17. Palmer, Amherst projects win $500,000 to improve rail lines from Massachusetts Department of Transportation | masslive.com

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      Palmer, Amherst projects win $500,000 to improve rail lines from Massachusetts Department of Transportation | masslive.com

      Thanks to grants from the state Department of Transportation's industrial rail access program, Sherwood Lumber received funding for a rail spur project to improve business operations in Palmer, and a segment of the New England Central Railroad in Amherst will be refurbished.

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    18. Southwest adds Bradley nonstop to Atlanta

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      Southwest adds Bradley nonstop to Atlanta

      outhwest Airlines will add daily nonstop service from Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks to Atlanta, the latest in a string of new flights coming to Connecticut's main airport.  Southwest's wholly owned AirTran Airways subsidiary will begin the nonstop Atlanta service on Nov. 3, and the tickets are on sale now.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport

    19. JetBlue adds two daily flights to Florida from Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks | masslive.com

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      JetBlue adds two daily flights to Florida from Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks | masslive.com

      WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. — JetBlue will offer daily nonstop service from Bradley International Airport to Fort Myers and Tampa, Fla., the Connecticut Airport Authority announced Tuesday.

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    20. Peter Pan Bus Lines' Robert Schwarz becomes Washington Beltway lobbyist for bus companies

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      Peter Pan Bus Lines' Robert Schwarz becomes Washington Beltway lobbyist for bus companies

      Robert J. Schwarz, executive vice president of Peter Pan Bus Lines and a fixture in the civic and business life of the city, has moved to Washington and taken on a new job as a lobbyist for the bus industry.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    21. Union Station project in Springfield gets $467400 contribution from

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      Union Station project in Springfield gets $467400 contribution from

      With the latest grant, MassDevelopment has now provided nearly $2.1 million in funding for environmental work at Union Station and the abutting former Hotel Charles property, and the parking garage site. In January, MassDevelopment announced a $650,0000 grant, also through its brownfield redevelopment fund, for environmental assessment and mitigation at Union Station, as part of its commitment in funds.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment

    22. Massachusetts highway administrator boosts 1-91 overhaul in Springfield, possible restoration of turnpike tolls

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      Massachusetts highway administrator boosts 1-91 overhaul in Springfield, possible restoration of turnpike tolls

      DePaola, an engineer who was appointed to his position in 2011, was among top leaders in state government who spoke in front of business officials during this year's "Beacon Hill Summit" at the Statehouse by the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce and the Chicopee Chamber of Commerce.

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      Mentions:   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Springfield   Amherst

    23. Bradley International - American Airlines Announcement

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 19 2013)

      Following the exciting news last week about American Airlines instituting nonstop service to Los Angeles from Bradley, I want to thank all of the members of the business community who have continuously helped our efforts to attract new air service which is critical to our region’s needs.  We are working diligently on securing additional markets and increasing capacity, and have tailored our efforts to meet your air service requests.

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities

    24. CT's Bradley lands LA nonstop flights

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      CT's Bradley lands LA nonstop flights

      American Airlines is adding a nonstop flight from Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks to Los Angeles, the first West Coast nonstop from the Connecticut airfield.  American will start flying the Connecticut-California nonstop on Aug. 27, although customers can book the flight starting on Tuesday.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport

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