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    1. Springfield's Union Station, Western Massachusetts projects included in state Senate's $13 billion transportation spending plan

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      Springfield's Union Station, Western Massachusetts projects included in state Senate's $13 billion transportation spending plan

      Memorial Avenue in West Springfield would get a much-needed overhaul and the Union Station project in downtown Springfield would get an additional $10 million in funding according the transportation bill approved by the Massachusetts State Senate. The bill, which passed through the Senate late Thursday, proposes a massive $13 billion in capital spending over the next five years to pay for upgrades to the state’s transportation system.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Amtrak   Springfield

    2. PVTA proposes change in Northampton route to include stop at Survival Center

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      PVTA proposes change in Northampton route to include stop at Survival Center

      The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority has proposed revamping a bus route in Northampton to include a stop at the Northampton Survival Center.  The proposal is one of several that have to be accepted by the PVTA’s advisory board before going into effect. Other recommended changes include an expansion of the R41 route between Northampton and Holyoke Community College to year-round operation with direct connection to the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside. The B43 route between Northampton and Amherst would also become a Bus Rapid Transit corridor featuring more frequent service, signal priority, dedicated transit lanes at intersections and upgraded passenger ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Amherst

    3. Q&A with Transportation Secretary Richard Davey: Davey responds to your questions on the I-91 viaduct, a commuter rail in the Pioneer Valley and more

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      Q&A with Transportation Secretary Richard Davey: Davey responds to your questions on the I-91 viaduct, a commuter rail in the Pioneer Valley and more

      With several transportation projects affecting Western Massachusetts in the works, MassLive.com solicited readers' questions related to projects like the rehabilitation of the I-91 viaduct, rail service connecting Springfield to Boston, and more. Readers' questions were then submitted to State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey, who provided his written responses. The questions gave readers who missed Sec. Davey's visit with the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce and the public forum on the I-91 construction project in Springfield a chance to inquire about topics ranging from the construction timeline for the Willimansett Bridge to a possible commuter rail in the Pioneer ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Palmer   Amtrak

    4. Willimansett Bridge construction linking Holyoke and Chicopee may be complete at the end of the year

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      Willimansett Bridge construction linking Holyoke and Chicopee may be complete at the end of the year

      State Rep. Joseph F. Wagner, D-Chicopee, and state Rep. Aaron Vega, D-Holyoke, with Chicopee Mayor Richard J. Kos and Holyoke Mayor Alex B. Morse announced Thursday that a preliminary agreement has been made with the state Department of Transportation that will allow the process to find a new contractor to start as soon as next week.  “This is great news. The impact on the businesses on both sides has been heartfelt,” said state Rep. Aaron Vega, D-Holyoke.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Holyoke

    5. Residents turn out to hear Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans for $260 million repair of I-91 viaduct

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      Residents turn out to hear Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans for $260 million repair of I-91 viaduct

      More than 100 people turned out Tuesday night at the Basketball Hall of Fame to hear plans by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for a $260 million rehabilitation of the Interstate 91 viaduct between State Street and the I-291 ramps.  Michael O’Dowd, project manager for MassDOT, said the rehabilitation is needed to insure the safety of the road.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   Springfield Symphony Orchestra

    6. Bradley Airport officials see plans for new facilities | masslive.com

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      Bradley Airport officials see plans for new facilities | masslive.com

      Consultants from Pennsylvania-based Urban Engineers presented the designs, which are only 30 percent complete. The plans start with the demolition of the Murphy building, which is to begin in August and be completed by January 2016.
      If passenger counts increase as projected — from 2,696,000 departures in 2012 to 3,469.000 in 2026 — and other conditions merit it, construction of a new Terminal B would tentatively begin in 2022. The whole complex would be up and running by about 2024 at the earliest.  The new terminal would have a horseshoe design, like Terminal A, and would be slightly ...

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   The Republican

    7. Demolition clears site for entrance to renewed Union Station in Springfield

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      Demolition clears site for entrance to renewed Union Station in Springfield

      Demolition crews are wrapping up work removing an unstable parking garage on Frank B. Murray Street, making way for the new improved Springfield Union Station taking shape across the street. The property will serve as a new entrance to the planned $83 million Union Station Intermodal Transportation and Rail Center. As part of the center, the soon-to-be-vacant lot also will be the site of a surface parking lot and four bus berths. Renovations at the historic station were delayed but are on track to be completed sometime in 2015.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    8. Transportation Secretary says state working to buy Western Mass. train tracks

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      Davey said he expects all construction on all three projects, including phase one work repairing Interstate 91 near the Interstate 291 ramp, to begin in 2014 if the state Senate passes a pending authorization bill already passed by the House. That $260 million first phase also includes planning for the possibility of rebuilding the 2.5-mile stretch of highway either at or below grade. Doing so would reconnect the city to its waterfront for the first time since the highway was built in the 1960s.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Chicopee

    9. Northampton wants to obtain Zipcars to ease traffic congestion and create more parking spaces

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      Northampton wants to obtain Zipcars to ease traffic congestion and create more parking spaces

      In a move designed to take cars off the road and make the city more sustainable, Mayor David J. Narkewicz hopes to add to the local Zipcar inventory. Zipcars is a ride-sharing concept popularized in Europe and slowly becoming available in the United States. Members pay modest monthly dues and get a card that unlocks and starts the cars, which can then be driven at an hourly rate. Smith College introduced two Zipcars in 2006. Because of demand, that fleet has grown to six. As an incentive, the city reduced the number of parking spaces that would have been required ...

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      Mentions:   Smith College   Northampton

    10. State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey talks rail, Interstate 91 viaduct

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      State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey talks rail, Interstate 91 viaduct

      State Transportation Secretary Richard A. Davey talked passenger rail, Interstate 91 and the Willimansett Bridge Tuesday in a wide-ranging luncheon hosted by the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce.  The event also featured remarks from state Rep. Joseph Wagner, D-Chicopee.  Davey said he expects all construction on all three projects, including phase one work repairing Interstate 91 near the Interstate 291 ramp, to begin in 2014 if the state Senate passes a pending authorization bill already passed by the House. That $260 million first phase also includes planning for the possibility of rebuilding the 2.5-mile stretch of highway either at ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Northampton

    11. UMass, state celebrate installation of state's first fast electric vehicle charging station

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      UMass, state celebrate installation of state's first fast electric vehicle charging station

      State officials joined with University of Massachusetts officials, including Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, to celebrate the installation of the first level 3 electric vehicle fast charger in the state.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    12. Greenfield train platform to go out to bid in project that will return Amtrak service to city

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      Greenfield train platform to go out to bid in project that will return Amtrak service to city

      Thanks to a $75 million federal grant, that project has been progressing steadily, and rail service is expected to resume this year or next, giving that option to travelers in Greenfield, Northampton and Holyoke for the 1st time in decades.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield   Amherst

    13. Westover Metropolitan Development Corp. in Chicopee celebrates 40th anniversary

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      Westover Metropolitan Development Corp. in Chicopee celebrates 40th anniversary

      This year marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation and its four industrial parks developed on land vacated by the military.  “The fear was we were going to lose all the economic spin-off that came from the 8,000 people who had lived there,” said Allan W. Blair, president of Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation.  In 1973 the military decided to convert Westover, built in 1939 as a Strategic Air Command Base, to the first free-standing Air Force Reserve base, said Master Sgt. Andrew Biscoe, public relations technician for Westover.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Allan W. Blair

    14. Western New England air travel options improving at Bradley

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      Western New England air travel options improving at Bradley

      From Bradley International Airport in Connecticut to Worcester Regional Airport in Massachusetts, people who live, work or play in western New England have more options than ever when it comes to flying the friendly skies. In 2013, the regional airports saw a number of new direct flights making it easier for people to reach their destinations without traveling to New York or Boston's busy Logan International Airport. At Bradley, the largest commercial airport in the region, fliers can now embark on direct flights to Los Angeles, Fort Myers, Fla., and travel with new frequency to Atlanta and Tampa, Fla.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Massport   Springfield

    15. Western Mass. rail travel expansion, Springfield Union Station project, on track for 2014

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      Western Mass. rail travel expansion, Springfield Union Station project, on track for 2014

      The $83 million Union Station Intermodal Transportation and Rail Center renovations in Springfield have hit some snags that caused delays and will increase the total cost, said Kevin Kennedy, the city’s chief development officer.  He said, “Everything is moving along slowly but surely.” Kennedy said he does not have the total cost of the project now, but is working to establish the figure.  He said abatement problems, such as asbestos and other issues, turned out to be quite extensive both on the roof and inside the baggage building. Now plans are for the baggage building to start to come ...

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Amtrak   Springfield

    16. Outlook 2014: Peter Pan Bus Lines invests in new bus fleet, grows Yo! Bus Chinatown service in 2014

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      Outlook 2014: Peter Pan Bus Lines invests in new bus fleet, grows Yo! Bus Chinatown service in 2014

      Peter Pan has grown its BoltBus service since 2008; Bolt caters to passengers moving from city center to city center – from an outdoor bus stop in Boston, for instance, to another outdoor stop in Philadelphia.  Aside from expanding its operations generally up and down the East Coast and from Western Massachusetts east to Boston and Cape Cod, Peter Pan has had its eye on the lucrative Chinatown urban routes.  The Chinatown routes began with street-side pick-ups and grew in popularity along with demand. So-called rogue companies proliferated but substandard safety regulations prompted accidents, and forced those vehicles off the road ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Northampton

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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