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    1. Are We on the Right Track with Rail?

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      Are We on the Right Track with Rail?

      The public needs a more complete and honest discussion of the likely costs and benefits of commuter rail service between Springfield and Greenfield. Most of the advertised benefits for commuter rail service come from a 2009 feasibility study done to justify rebuilding the rails from Springfield to Brattleboro. Like most of these studies, the projections come from computer models. I was on the committee that issued the study. Because we got money to rebuild the rails, we have actual numbers. The first phase of the feasibility study happened.  The Vermonter now runs on the line.  We can compare what is ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Greenfield

    2. Officials from Irish airline Aer Lingus visit Springfield to promotes new nonstop flights from Bradley International Airport to Dublin | masslive.com

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      Officials from Irish airline Aer Lingus visit Springfield to promotes new nonstop flights from Bradley International Airport to Dublin | masslive.com

      Officials for Irish airline Aer Lingus brought their promotional road show -- complete with flight attendants in uniforms -- to the Colony Club in downtown Springfield Wednesday, using the month of St. Patrick to promote the airline's new nonstop service from Hartford-Springfield Bradley International Airport to Dublin.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Springfield

    3. Lawmakers consider pitch for high-speed Boston-Springfield rail line | masslive.com

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      Lawmakers consider pitch for high-speed Boston-Springfield rail line | masslive.com

      Rick Sullivan, president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, estimated that renovating the rail spur could cost $1 billion.  'It's an expensive project, and it isn't going to happen overnight, but we absolutely have to start somewhere, and now is the time,' Sullivan said.  Sullivan said the study would be a first step to look at the costs as well as the benefits in areas like housing and business development.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Rick Sullivan

    4. Interstate 91 viaduct rehabilitation to be subject of public meeting held by Massachusetts Department of Transportation | masslive.com

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      Interstate 91 viaduct rehabilitation to be subject of public meeting held by Massachusetts Department of Transportation | masslive.com

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and contractors doing the rehabilitation of Interstate 91 and its viaduct over downtown Springfield will give the public an update on progress from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in the theater, 1000 Hall of Fame Ave, Springfield.  The $183.3 million project to rebuild Interstate 91 through downtown Springfield is estimated to be substantially completed in the late fall of 2017. Work is on or a little ahead of schedule, according to state Stephanie Pollack, secretary and chief executive officer ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    5. Region States Its Case for Expanded Rail

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      Region States Its Case for Expanded Rail

      Since Amtrak’s Vermonter returned to the so-called Connecticut River Line just over a year ago, bringing back passenger rail service to Northampton, Holyoke, and Greenfield after a nearly 30-year hiatus, officials in those cities say the train has done what they hoped it would — enable people to make connections. But the single train per day has certainly limited the number of those connections, they note, which is why they’re calling for additional north-south service while also pressing the state to make long-dreamed-of plans for an east-west line that would connect Springfield with Worcester and Boston a reality.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Smith College   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    6. Potential casino, new flights, terminal upgrades make 2016 exciting year for Bradley International Airport | masslive.com

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      Potential casino, new flights, terminal upgrades make 2016 exciting year for Bradley International Airport | masslive.com

      Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority, said he's weeks away from announcing new food vendors for the Southwest Airlines concourse and elsewhere at the airport. The Airport is also close to signing a deal with an outside vendor to provide a multi-airline luxury club for high-roller passengers.  Think American Airlines Admirals Club, but open to selected passengers from all the airlines at Bradley, Dillon said.  'I think 2016 is going to be a good year for us,' he said.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Southwest Airlines

    7. Progress continues as completion of Springfield's Union Station expected by end of 2016 | masslive.com

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      Progress continues as completion of Springfield's Union Station expected by end of 2016 | masslive.com

      U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, announced his first campaign for city council from Union Station, and always made getting it repaired and reopened a priority as mayor and as congressman.  Today, the $88.5 million rehabilitation of Springfield Union Station is just months from completion. It is expected to reopen in December.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    8. Springfield Union Station parking deck topped off with ironworkers ceremony (photos) | masslive.com

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      Springfield Union Station parking deck topped off with ironworkers ceremony (photos) | masslive.com

      Construction workers hoisted the final precast concrete sections of the new Union Station parking garage into place Tuesday afternoon, bringing the six-level, 377-space building to its final height.  Members of Iron Workers Local 7 marked the occasion with a traditional topping-off ceremony complete with flying banners and an American flag from the final piece of structure.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    9. Jet-travel-related Businesses Are Hitting New Heights

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      Jet-travel-related Businesses Are Hitting New Heights

      Kevin Bradley calls them “time machines.”  He was referring to the private jets Rectrix has available for hire that are used by businesspeople to transport them to and from meetings in distant states.  Clients can drive their cars directly up to these well-outfitted aircraft that are stationed in general-aviation airports and board immediately, which saves the time it would take to park, check in, go through security, and suffer the delays that can occur at a commercial airport. Once passengers are airborne, they have access to technology, privacy, and comfort that allow them to continue their business dealings alone or ...

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      Mentions:   Greenfield   Westfield

    10. Demolition of I-91 Viaduct Deck Begins Feb. 10

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      Demolition of I-91 Viaduct Deck Begins Feb. 10

      MassDOT’s contractor, the joint venture of White-Schiavone, will begin demolishing the I-91 viaduct’s reinforced concrete bridge deck on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The work will take place in the inner northbound lane of the viaduct along the median, which is currently closed. The contractor will work a day shift (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and a night shift (4 p.m. to midnight) on Mondays through Fridays.  Demolition of the inner northbound lane deck is expected to continue through April 2017. Demolition of other portions of the viaduct deck will continue through summer 2017.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    11. I-91 reconstruction project in Springfield ahead of schedule, says MassDOT Sec. Stephanie Pollack | masslive.com

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      I-91 reconstruction project in Springfield ahead of schedule, says MassDOT Sec. Stephanie Pollack | masslive.com

      The major rehabilitation work on Interstate 91 through Downtown Springfield is at or ahead of schedule thanks to a mild, snow-free winter and to an incentive clause that pays contractors a bonus for getting the project done even sooner.  The $183.3 million project is estimated to be completed in the late fall of 2017.  Stephanie Pollack, secretary and chief executive officer of the Department of Transportation, delivered the good news Wednesday meeting with reporters at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission in Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    12. Commuter trains from Springfield to Holyoke, Northampton, Greenfield could begin next year, transportation secretary Stephanie Pollack says | masslive.com

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      Commuter trains from Springfield to Holyoke, Northampton, Greenfield could begin next year, transportation secretary Stephanie Pollack says | masslive.com

      Planning is in the early stages, but a pilot program to run frequent north-south commuter trains on the 'Knowledge Corridor' tracks from Springfield stopping in Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield could begin a year from now in the spring of 2017.  Stephanie Pollack, Massachusetts secretary and chief executive officer of the state Department of Transportation, made the prediction Wednesday following a meeting with local transportation and transit planners and the mayors of Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton and Agawam.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Greenfield

    13. Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack to lead regional meeting in Springfield | masslive.com

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      Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack to lead regional meeting in Springfield | masslive.com

      Expanded passenger rail service through Springfield and the Pioneer Valley will be just one topic on the agenda Wednesday, Feb. 3, when Stephanie Pollack, Secretary & Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Transportation, leads a meeting in Springfield.  Pollack will act as chairwoman for the Metropolitan Planning Organization. The public meeting is from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 3 at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission at 60 Congress Street, 1st Floor.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    14. American Airlines to offer nonstop daily service from Bradley International Airport to Los Angeles | masslive.com

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      American Airlines to offer nonstop daily service from Bradley International Airport to Los Angeles | masslive.com

      American Airlines will offer nonstop daily service from Bradley International Airport here to Los Angeles International, or LAX, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Wednesday afternoon.  Tickets don't go on sale until Tuesday and fare information was unavailable. Service begins June 2 using 150-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft.  Bradley International Airport reported 2.72 million passengers boarding in calendar year 2015, that's up 1.4 percent from the 2.68 million passenger departures in calendar year 2014.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Boeing   Dannel Malloy

    15. As Springfield's Union Station renovation progresses, Pioneer Valley cities, towns call for more train service | masslive.com

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      As Springfield's Union Station renovation progresses, Pioneer Valley cities, towns call for more train service | masslive.com

      Christopher J. Moskal, executive director of the Springfield Redevelopment Authority which owns the depot, said planners expect it to draw 5 million rail and bus passengers a year in its first year of operation, a number that could swell to 8 million or more with more service.  Union Station will offer both intercity buses run by PVTA and intercity bus service by Peter Pan Bus Lines and others, Moskal said.
      Timothy W. Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, said state and federal governments spent $125 million purchasing and upgrading the 'Knowledge Corridor' rail line along the Connecticut ...

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Northampton

    16. Builders Benefit from a Boom in Auto-dealership Construction

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      Builders Benefit from a Boom in Auto-dealership Construction

      Balise has been renovating and expanding in the area, most recently with a new Hyundai dealership on Columbus Avenue in Springfield, but with several new facilities over the past decade. Meanwhile, the Lia Auto Group has built and renovated new stores across the Pioneer Valley, as have TommyCar Auto Group in Hampshire and Franklin counties, Sarat Ford Lincoln in Agawam, Marcotte Ford in Holyoke, and Fathers & Sons in West Springfield, just to name a few.  “Part of it is the growth of the industry,” added Eric Forish, president of Forish Construction in Westfield, one of the region’s leading builders ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Chicopee

    17. Next Phase of Viaduct Project Will Usher in Traffic Congestion

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      Next Phase of Viaduct Project Will Usher in Traffic Congestion

      At a recent public meeting about the massive, ongoing I-91 viaduct project, attendees were able to view a yellowed page from the Springfield Daily News featuring an aerial shot of the viaduct slicing through the downtown in 1970. The headline: “I-91 Linkup Provides Access to a Bright City Future.”  That was a long time ago, said Richard Masse, acting director for Mass. Department of Transportation (DOT) Region 2.  “It’s been 45 years,” he told BusinessWest. “We’re way beyond the road being reliable. We shouldn’t have to come out and patch holes, but we’ve been doing that ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    18. Interstate 91 viaduct study meeting could set long-term future for highway | masslive.com

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      Interstate 91 viaduct study meeting could set long-term future for highway | masslive.com

      Massachusetts' Department of Transportation has scheduled its first public information meeting for the state's long-term study of the future of the Interstate 91 viaduct in downtown Springfield.  This meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15 at the Mahogany Room, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, One Monarch Place, Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    19. Cost of expanded New Haven-to-Springfield rail line jumps $135M | masslive.com

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      Cost of expanded New Haven-to-Springfield rail line jumps $135M | masslive.com

      A plan to expand commuter rail service from New Haven, Connecticut, to Springfield, Massachusetts, will take about a year longer and $135 million more than expected, but Connecticut officials say they've secured a crucial commitment from Amtrak to keep work on schedule. The Courant reports that the railroad says new tracks will be ready for trains to run by January 2018 at a cost of $570 million. State transportation planners forecast as many as 750,000 passenger trips a year when the operation gets under way, and more than 1 million annually when the system is completed.

       

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield

    20. MassDOT sets public information meeting on I-91 reconstruction project in Springfield

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      MassDOT sets public information meeting on I-91 reconstruction project in Springfield

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has scheduled a public information meeting for the Interstate 91 rehabilitation project from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8 in the auditorium at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. The event will feature a short presentation from the project's contractors, the joint venture White-Schiavone, followed by a question-and-answer session. The event is open to anyone. MassDOT asks people with questions to visit the project website where they can sign up to receive project updates.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    21. For Irish airline Aer Lingus, Bradley International Airport service is about connecting region to all of Europe | masslive.com

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      For Irish airline Aer Lingus, Bradley International Airport service is about connecting region to all of Europe | masslive.com

      When Irish Airline Aer Lingus announced it would begin flying nonstop from Hartford-Springfield to Dublin, the first large tour group to book was from Albany,N.Y., and its members are headed to the not-so-Irish city of Edinburgh, Scotland.  Jack Foley, Aer Lingus executive vice president for North America, shared the story Friday to illustrate that Hartford-Dublin flights really aren't just about flying people from Hartford and Springfield to Dublin.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    22. $2.5 million grant continues support for Barnes Airport noise mitigation project

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      $2.5 million grant continues support for Barnes Airport noise mitigation project

      The city is scheduled for another $2.5 million grant to continue a multi-million dollar noise mitigation project started in 2010 at Barnes Regional Airport. The grant represents a sixth installment of funding under the project aimed at mitigation for more than 300 home in and around Barnes Airport because of increased noise levels generated by the Air National Guard's F-15 Eagle fighter jets assigned to the 104th Fighter Wing located at the airport.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    23. Case for expanding Amtrak east/west rail service compelling: Letter to the Editor

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      Case for expanding Amtrak east/west rail service compelling: Letter to the Editor

      If the T were to extend to Springfield, people in the greater Springfield area will be more easily able to work, visit or otherwise conduct business in metropolitan Boston without having to face the Hobson's choice of being held hostage by fluctuating gas prices, massive traffic jams or opting for bus travel with its many stops, high tariffs, overcrowding and inconvenient scheduling.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield

    24. Rectrix Aviation buys competitor Five Star Jet Center at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport | masslive.com

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      Rectrix Aviation buys competitor Five Star Jet Center at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport | masslive.com

      Rectrix Aviation has bought Five Star Jet Center at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport and announced plans to expand its services and staff at the airport here.  Rectrix, based in Bedford, is now the only fixed base operator or FBO at the Westfield-Barnes. It bought AirFlyte in 2013, keeping the Airflyte name for some of its aircraft maintenance operations, said Brian P. Barnes, airport manager.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

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