1. About Knowledge Corridor

    Knowledge Corridor

    The Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership constitutes an economic and cultural partnership between the Connecticut River cities of Springfield Massachusetts, Hartford, Connecticut, and surrounding towns. Formalized by business and education leaders in 2000, the partnership seeks to engender economic and cultural opportunities for New England's second most populous region, of 1.7 million residents and 110,000 college students. The Hartford-Springfield area hosts over 26 colleges and universities, and thus received the moniker Knowledge Corridor from regional boosters.

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    1. The Knowledge Corridor is a rail asset that will play a key role in the region's transportation system, both by delivering improved customer service in the form of faster travel times, as well as by being built to a standard that can accommodate more freight.
      In Springfield-to-Northfield train line to be purchased by state to restore Knowledge Corridor Rail Line
    2. If you were truly going to include the Knowledge Corridor, then certainly Amherst would not be slated for the elimination of its rail stop.
      In Mass. towns challenge new rail plans
    3. The year prior to that required the business communities on both sides of the line to demonstrate that there would be a market for this. We did our homework, we did surveys, we pitched it as the Knowledge Corridor, and Northwest ultimately made a decision to do it because there was a sense of cohesiveness.
      Allan W. Blair in A Tale of Two Cities and One Region
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    2. Make Springfield-Boston rail a priority, says Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 14 2017)

      Make Springfield-Boston rail a priority, says Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy ...sachusetts Gov. Charley Baker. "It is my hope that Massachusetts will consider adding this vital link for the Knowledge Corridor to Hartford, New Haven and New York City with frequent and reliable service to Boston." Las... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Amtrak   Springfield

    3. Welcome to West Mass: Experts hope new brand name for region catches on more than Pioneer Valley did

      Explore From the EDC (Feb 14 2017)

      Welcome to West Mass: Experts hope new brand name for region catches on more than Pioneer Valley did ...tery,” Brennan said. Brennan said West Mass could possibly become a more focused element of the popular Knowledge Corridor idea, which extends into Connecticut. “That mo2niker does have a cache that’s c... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    4. Nancy Creed: Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce values role in supporting regional businesses of all sizes

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 12 2017)

      Nancy Creed: Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce values role in supporting regional businesses of all sizes ...stry in Western Massachusetts with start-ups in the eastern part of the state. The area's location inside the Knowledge Corridor, with one of the highest concentrations of colleges and universities in the country, means ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    5. Western Mass. 'overlooked and underappreciated,' economist says at Knowledge Corridor event

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 7 2016)

      Western Mass. 'overlooked and underappreciated,' economist says at Knowledge Corridor event ...lobal marketplace," he said. Klepper-Smith, the economic adviser to Farmington Bank, spoke at the New England Knowledge Corridor Partnership's Mayor's Fall Economic forum hosted by Central Connecticut State University. S... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Bradley International Airport   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    6. New England Knowledge Corridor Partnership to Host Mayors’ Forum

      Explore BusinessWest (Oct 4 2016)

      New England Knowledge Corridor Partnership to Host Mayors’ Forum ... increasingly looked for opportunities to highlight and support collaborative interstate ventures such as the Knowledge Corridor Partnership. The event’s other co-sponsors include Central Connecticut State University, UI... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    7. Knowledge Corridor Partnership Hosts State of the Region Conference

      Explore BusinessWest (May 26 2016)

      Knowledge Corridor Partnership Hosts State of the Region Conference ... Region Conference on Friday, June 3 starting at 8 a.m. at the Sheraton at Bradley International Airport. The Knowledge Corridor is home to higher-education institutions large and small. This year’s conference will focus... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Bradley International Airport   Mount Holyoke College

    8. Economic Outlook 2016

      Explore BusinessWest (Dec 15 2015)

      Economic Outlook 2016 ...lines, but overall, a strong dollar hurts exporters, including the many precision manufacturers that call the Knowledge Corridor home. “I think many of the manufacturers in this region got off to a good start in 2015 and... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield   Springfield

    9. Department of Transportation has no plans to install ticket kiosks for Amtrak Vermonter line

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 12 2015)

      Department of Transportation has no plans to install ticket kiosks for Amtrak Vermonter line ...er in downtown Greenfield, and have to do it instead on Amtrak's website. The Vermonter, sometimes called the Knowledge Corridor line, goes all the way to Washington, D.C., in the south and to northern Vermont in the nor... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amtrak   Northampton   Greenfield

    10. Connecticut puts Springfield-New Haven commuter rail service out to bid | masslive

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 31 2014)

      Connecticut puts Springfield-New Haven commuter rail service out to bid | masslive ...d New York," Brennan said. "That's why people complain that there are only two Amtrak trains a day now in the Knowledge Corridor and they are both in the afternoon. They are catering to the intercity traveler." Earlier ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Amtrak   Springfield

    11. 2014 in review: 10 biggest business deals and projects in Western Massachusetts | masslive

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 29 2014)

      2014 in review: 10 biggest business deals and projects in Western Massachusetts | masslive ... up the existing railroad track and demolished most of a baggage building to make way for a bus terminal. 5. Knowledge Corridor rail improvements Passenger trains are back running on the Pan Am Railways line along the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   General Dynamics   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    12. Knowledge Corridor Special: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, others christen Amtrak rails

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 22 2014)

      Knowledge Corridor Special: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, others christen Amtrak rails ...r $3.2 million platform and Northampton officials welcome test run of Amtrak's Knowledge Corridor ABOARD THE KNOWLEDGE CORRIDOR SPECIAL — The conductor's voice rang out strong and clear: "Now arriving in Holyoke, Massa... (Read Full Article)

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

    13. Northampton will celebrate the arrival of the new Knowledge Corridor passenger train Monday with Gov. Deval Patrick

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 19 2014)

      Northampton will celebrate the arrival of the new Knowledge Corridor passenger train Monday with Gov. Deval Patrick ...akes a trial run through the Pioneer Valley NORTHAMPTON — Mayor David J. Narkewicz will jump on board the new Knowledge Corridor express Monday with Gov. Deval Patrick, U.S. Rep. James McGovern and other officials as it ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Amherst

    14. Holyoke to begin $3.2 million construction of passenger train platform at Main and Dwight streets

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 18 2014)

      Holyoke to begin $3.2 million construction of passenger train platform at Main and Dwight streets ...Springfield and Vermont. The platform to be built here also is a component of what officials are calling the Knowledge Corridor, in reference to the Hartford-Springfield metropolitan region. The area is home to 1.8 mill... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Northampton

    15. First Amtrak train on Knowledge Corridor to stop in Northampton on Dec. 29

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 27 2014)

      First Amtrak train on Knowledge Corridor to stop in Northampton on Dec. 29 ...ding to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Built with $73 million in federal stimulus money, the Knowledge Corridor will also stop in Springfield, Holyoke and Greenfield. Riders will be able to go from Washi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Amherst

    16. Springfield-to-Northfield train line to be purchased by state to restore Knowledge Corridor Rail Line

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 20 2014)

      Springfield-to-Northfield train line to be purchased by state to restore Knowledge Corridor Rail Line ... Vega, D-Holyoke, Peter V. Kocot D-Northampton, Stephen Kulik D-Worthington and Ellen Story, D-Amherst. "The Knowledge Corridor is a rail asset that will play a key role in the region's transportation system, both by de... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Palmer

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