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    1. PVTA Taps Project Manager for Bus Operations, Maintenance Facility

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 17 2015)

      City Point Partners announced it has been selected by the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) to oversee the design and construction of the new Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility on Cottage Street in Springfield, replacing the existing, 100-year-old facility. The new, 280,000-square-foot, $70 million facility will be built on an 18-acre site and will provide bus maintenance and storage for the PVTA’s Springfield fixed-route operation. The facility will be able to accommodate approximately 150 fixed-route buses, including standard-size diesel buses and articulated buses.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    2. Westfield Planning Board approves Pioneer Valley Transit Authority transit center for Arnold Street

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      Westfield Planning Board approves Pioneer Valley Transit Authority transit center for Arnold Street

      The Planning Board, by a 5-1 vote Tuesday night approved construction of a planned $6 million Pioneer Valley Transit Authority transit center on Arnold Street. Construction of the glass and steel structure is expected to begin by next spring and open in 2017. Plans for the center were first presented to the Planning Board in June which set up a complete review of the project because of special permits needed for its construction. City planners had to provide waivers to several requirements under zoning within the city's CORE District downtown including height of the building, property line set-back footage ...

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    3. Gov. Malloy & Conn. Delegation: Connecticut Awarded Grant to Advance Economic Development Plans Across the Hartford Rail Line Corridor - Connecticut's Official State Website

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      Gov. Malloy & Conn. Delegation: Connecticut Awarded Grant to Advance Economic Development Plans Across the Hartford Rail Line Corridor - Connecticut's Official State Website

      Connecticut was selected on a competitive basis through the United States Department of Transportation's Transit-Oriented Development Pilot Planning Program. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will receive funding to advance TOD at four new stations - in North Haven, Newington, West Hartford and Enfield - as well as the two stations that will be relocated in Windsor and Windsor Locks. This grant will guide CTDOT and its partners toward the implementation of a corridor strategy for TOD to increase ridership, enhance affordable housing opportunities, create mixed-use development to activate station areas, and link people to jobs through multimodal transportation connections along ...

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    4. PVTA proposes bus rapid transit for State Street/Boston Road route in Springfield | masslive.com

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      PVTA proposes bus rapid transit for State Street/Boston Road route in Springfield | masslive.com

      With more than 5,000 riders a day, the seven-mile corridor from the Peter Pan Bus Terminal out State Street and onto Boston Road to the Eastfield Mall is the busiest route in the PVTA system.  But State Street is a route chopped up with traffic lights and busy intersections and clogged with downtown traffic. That's why the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority is proposing a bus rapid transit route for buses that eventually will originate at the redeveloped Union Station.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Peter Pan Bus Lines   Eastfield Mall

    5. World Trade Center steel from 9/11 terrorist attacks may be headed to Springfield's Union Station

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      World Trade Center steel from 9/11 terrorist attacks may be headed to Springfield's Union Station

      Kevin Kennedy, Springfield's chief development officer, said the 12-foot-long, 2,950-pound beam might become the centerpiece of a memorial at the refurbished Union Station Regional Intermodal Transportation Center.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Ware   Kevin Kennedy

    6. Springfield City Council to consider tax incentives for new $95 million subway car factory

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      Springfield City Council to consider tax incentives for new $95 million subway car factory

      The City Council will consider approving a special tax incentive agreement with a company planning to build a $95 million subway car factory on Page Boulevard that could save the firm an estimated $10 million in property taxes spread over a 10-year period. The council will consider the proposed 10-year tax increment financing (TIF) agreement at its Monday night meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m., at City Hall. The tax incentive is being proposed based in part on the economic development benefits, new jobs, and new taxes the project will generate for Springfield, according to city officials.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Kevin Kennedy

    7. Interstate 91 viaduct reconstruction expected to be finished by late fall of 2017; lane closures to begin early next year

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      Interstate 91 viaduct reconstruction expected to be finished by late fall of 2017; lane closures to begin early next year

      Massachusetts Department of Transportation predicted Thursday that the Interstate 91 viaduct over downtown Springfield will be repaired and returned to driver's full use in the late fall of 2017 if construction on the $183.3 million project continues on its current pace. That pace means that the first substantial construction  -- work involving long-term lane and highway exit shutdowns -- will begin in December or January.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   MassMutual Center   West Springfield

    8. CRRC rail company breaks ground in Springfield, declares global ambitions beyond China merger | masslive.com

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      CRRC rail company breaks ground in Springfield, declares global ambitions beyond China merger | masslive.com

      China's rail industry behemoth CRRC has its sights set on international expansion. The result of a merger between the state-owned companies China CNR Corp. and CSR Corp., CRRC instantly became one of the largest industrial companies in the world when it was created June 1. While most of its business is domestic, CNR has already made headway into international markets, winning a $566 million contract to build subway cars for Boston's MBTA in Springfield and a deal to modernize Buenos Aires' subway system in Argentina.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    9. Changes in flight operations at Westfield's Barnes Regional Airport result in changes in noise impact on neighborhood

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      Changes in flight operations at Westfield's Barnes Regional Airport result in changes in noise impact on neighborhood

      Airport Manager Brian Barnes told the nearly 200 residents Monday that changes at the airport involve flight patterns, upgrades and improvements to runways at Barnes and newer and less noisy engines on corporate aircraft. Also, Barnes said there has been a significant "cut back in the number" of F-15 Eagle fighter jet operations by the Air National Guard's 104th Fighter Group that calls the airport home. Overall, Barnes said the airport saw 120,000 operations annually in the 1990s but now only handles about 42,000 flight operations annually.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Westfield

    10. Holyoke celebrates return of passenger train service with $4.3 million station platform

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      Holyoke celebrates return of passenger train service with $4.3 million station platform

      Passenger train service was welcomed back to Holyoke Thursday (Aug. 27) after 50 years. "There is no doubt that Holyoke is on the map. We've been on the map, and today, even more so," Mayor Alex B. Morse said. State and local officials cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the new, $4.3 million Holyoke Passenger Rail Platform at Depot Square, Main and Dwight streets, where Amtrak will make two stops a day -- one northbound, one southbound.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Holyoke

    11. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack to attend ribbon-cutting ceremony for new $4.3 million Amtrak station in Holyoke

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      Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack to attend ribbon-cutting ceremony for new $4.3 million Amtrak station in Holyoke

      Passenger trains haven't stopped in Holyoke for about 50 years, but that's all about to change. On Thursday, Aug. 27, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack are expected to join Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse and other dignitaries for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $4.3 million Amtrak passenger train station in Holyoke.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Holyoke

    12. Holyoke planners seek traffic study for Holyoke Medical Center $12 million emergency room project

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      Holyoke planners seek traffic study for Holyoke Medical Center $12 million emergency room project

      The Planning Board after a 90-minute public hearing Tuesday (Aug. 25) told Holyoke Medical Center to return Sept. 8 with a traffic study and other details related to a plan for a $12 million emergency room. The hospital at 575 Beech St. needs a new emergency department because the existing one was built to handle 18,000 visits a year and has been drawing more than 45,000, officials said. "The existing emergency room is untenable," said Spiros Hatiras, hospital president and chief executive officer.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Holyoke Medical Center   Springfield

    13. Mass. Department of Transportation to seek bids for North End Main Street reconstruction project

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      Mass. Department of Transportation to seek bids for North End Main Street reconstruction project

      The estimated $6 million, state-funded project will extend along Main Street from Osgood Street to the Chicopee city line. In connection with the project, the City Council has scheduled a special meeting on Thursday to consider allocating $48,750 for 118 land taking easements along the project corridor. The meeting is at noon, at the council chambers at City Hall.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee

    14. Renovations set for Hangar II at Westfield's Barnes Regional Airport

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      Renovations set for Hangar II at Westfield's Barnes Regional Airport

      More than $1 million in renovations are expected to begin next month at Hangar II at Barnes Regional Airport. The hangar, vintage 1939, has already been targeted by city officials as the future home of a new aviation program that is being launched at Westfield Technical Academy when public schools reopen in September. Airport Manager Brian Barnes said Monday exterior renovations, estimated at just over $1 million will be completed before the end of the year.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    15. Opening date set for Holyoke Amtrak train station | masslive.com

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      Opening date set for Holyoke Amtrak train station | masslive.com

      All aboard, Holyoke, Amtrak service returns next week.  Amtrak will begin Vermonter line service to and from the Paper City's new $4.3 million passenger station at the corner of Main and Dwight Streets on Aug. 27, said Marcos A. Marrero, Holyoke's director of planning and economic development.  Construction has been completed for weeks, Marrero said Wednesday. Amtrak construction engineers inspected the station Aug. 10 and gave their final OK for trains to use it.  Marrero said a celebration and ribbon cutting is set for 12:30 p.m. The first train stops at 1:45 p.m.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Holyoke

    16. MassDOT: Sections of West Columbus Ave. in Springfield to close starting Monday

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      MassDOT: Sections of West Columbus Ave. in Springfield to close starting Monday

      MassDOT will close a section of West Columbus Avenue in Springfield just north of the Memorial Bridge between Hampden Street and Boland Way starting Monday as part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Interstate 91 viaduct over downtown. The closure is necessary to allow contractors to widen the roadway to serve traffic more safely once the viaduct construction begins in earnest later this year. To access West Columbus Avenue near the Memorial Bridge from Hampden Street, turn left on East Columbus Avenue. Turn right onto Boland Way. Turn left onto West Columbus Avenue/Hall of Fame Avenue.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    17. MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack responds to delayed Western Mass. project funding (video)

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      MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack responds to delayed Western Mass. project funding (video)

      During an Aug. 5 meeting with The Republican editorial board, state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack responded to a question about the perceived inequality in major project funding and the appearance that eastern Massachusetts is given preference over the western part of the state. Although western Massachusetts is receiving attention from the state Legislature, including focus on the Union Station renovation and Northampton's Norwottuck Rail Trail, these projects and many more have been in the pipeline for years.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   The Republican

    18. MassDOT chief: Groundbreaking soon on $65M subway car factory in Springfield

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      MassDOT chief: Groundbreaking soon on $65M subway car factory in Springfield

      Expect a groundbreaking soon for the $65 million railroad passenger-car factory Chinese rail giant CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. is planning for East Springfield, said Stephanie Pollack, Massachusetts secretary and CEO of the Department of Transportation. Pollack was in Springfield Wednesday mostly to talk about the Interstate 91 project. But she also discusses the 220,000-square-foot factory CNR is building  to supply new subway cars to the MBTA. The T falls under Pollack's jurisdiction.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    19. MassDOT chief confident I-91 rehab can be done in 2017 | masslive.com

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      MassDOT chief confident I-91 rehab can be done in 2017 | masslive.com

      In January, MassDOT awarded $148 million in contracts to the partnership of J.F White from Framingham and New Jersey-based Schiavone Construction for the reconstruction of the 2-mile-long viaduct carrying interstate 91 over downtown Springfield. The deal provides for an incentive of $50,000 per day for each day the contractor completes the work early, up to 180 days. This means the contractor would be eligible to receive a total of $9 million as a maximum bonus.  Time is of the essence, not only because of the $800 million MGM Springfield development project just a few blocks away but because ...

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    20. Amtrak replaces Springfield-New Haven shuttle with bus service for a year | masslive.com

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      Amtrak replaces Springfield-New Haven shuttle with bus service for a year | masslive.com

      Amtrak has replaced its weekday north-south shuttle service from Springfield to New Haven with buses in order to accommodate track construction in Connecticut.
      Train traffic won't return until July 2016, Amtrak said. But the interruption doesn't impact the Vermonter through-train that passes along the same route and continues north through Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield into Vermont, according to an advisory from Amtrak. The idea is to increase service north and south from six daily round-trip trains to 17 a day south of Hartford and 12 north of Hartford as far as Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Northampton

    21. MassDOT grants $175,045 for train side track at Pioneer Valley Railroad in Westfield | masslive.com

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      MassDOT grants $175,045 for train side track at Pioneer Valley Railroad in Westfield | masslive.com

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has awarded Pioneer Valley Railroad a $175,045 grant for the railroad to install a new rail siding at its Railroad Distribution Services facility at 170 Lockhouse Road.  MassDOT announced this grant and four others totaling just more than $2 million earlier this week.  The Pioneer Valley Railroad and Railroad Distribution Services are both owned by Pinsly Railroad Company. The railroad serves customers as far away as Holyoke using a U-shaped section of track that interchanges with CSX in Westfield.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Westfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    22. Springfield I-91 lane closures to begin Tuesday for viaduct construction

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      Springfield I-91 lane closures to begin Tuesday for viaduct construction

      As part of the start of the start of the Interstate 91 viaduct construction project, one or two lanes of the highway will be closed on Sunday through Thursday nights through the fall. The first phase of the project includes utility work, intersection improvements and bridge deck repairs. The closures will be on the northbound and southbound lanes, according to the state Department of Transportation. The closures will allow the contractor, White-Schiavone, to mill out the existing pavement and repair the concrete deck, transportation officials said.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    23. 2016 Update to Regional Transportation Plan Now Available

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      2016 Update to Regional Transportation Plan Now Available

      The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission announced that the draft version of the 2016 update to the Regional Transportation Plan for the Pioneer Valley (RTP) is now available for public review and comment. The RTP outlines the direction of transportation planning and improvements for the Pioneer Valley through the year 2040. Updated every four years, it provides the basis for all state- and federally funded transportation-improvement projects and planning studies. The long-range plan concentrates on both existing needs and anticipated future deficiencies in transportation infrastructure, presents preferred strategies to alleviate transportation problems, and creates a schedule of transportation-improvement projects that are ...

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    24. MassDOT: I-91 project should not delay MGM Springfield casino opening

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      MassDOT: I-91 project should not delay MGM Springfield casino opening

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has stated that it does not believe its Interstate 91 viaduct construction project in downtown Springfield should create any need for a proposed delayed opening of the MGM Springfield casino project. "MassDOT does not believe that the schedule for the (I-91) viaduct project need result in a delay in the construction of a casino in Springfield," MassDOT spokesman Michael Verseckes said in a prepared release. "In short, to speculate that completion of either project will be delayed when both projects are just getting under way is premature."

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation   MGM

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