high speed rail

New England News
6:10 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Knowledge Corridor Rail Line Purchased By The State

Gov. Deval Patrick steps off a train in Greenfield to announce an agreement in principle to purchase a refurbished north-south rail line from Pan Am Southern
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced a milestone agreement today in the effort to bring high- speed passenger rail service to western Massachusetts.

Governor Patrick arrived in Greenfield onboard a train from North Adams to announce a tentative agreement to have the state purchase the rail line between East Northfield on the Vermont border and Springfield.  The 49-mile stretch is nearing the completion of a major restoration that will return passenger rail service to communities along the Connecticut River.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu August 7, 2014

8/7/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are Political Activist Libby Post, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman, Ira Fusfeld, and associate editor of the Times-Union, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Border Patrol
High Speed Rail
Smoker's Happiness
Hot Car Death
Nixon Resignation Anniversary

New England News
12:55 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

High-Speed Rail Project On Track In Western Mass.

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A $73 million project to restore passenger rail service along the Connecticut River line in Massachusetts, dubbed the Knowledge Corridor, is on track to be finished by the end of this year. The rail infrastructure improvements bring the promise of speedier Amtrak service and the potential for commuter rail service.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Dana Roscoe, a transportation expert with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.

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New York News
6:48 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

NY Extends Comment Period On High-Speed Rail

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The state Department of Transportation has extended the public comment period on plans for high-speed rail service between New York City and upstate New York.

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New England News
12:34 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Transportation Projects Await Approval Of Bond Bill

PVTA buses in downtown Springfield,MA
Credit WAMC

State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey is pressing the Massachusetts Senate to approve a transportation bond bill as a new construction season approaches.  The $12.7 billion bond bill approved earlier this month in a unanimous vote in the Massachusetts House includes funding for some long-sought projects in western Massachusetts.

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New England News
7:25 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Funding announced for New England high-speed rail line

State and federal officials have announced $120 million in federal funding to build part of a high-speed rail project between New Haven, Conn. and Springfield, Mass.

The 62-mile project calls for service every 30 minutes during peak periods and every 60 minutes at other times. Speeds would reach up to 110 miles an hour.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office projects 1.26 million riders annually by 2030.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Track Upgrades Begin To Bring High Speed Rail To Western Mass.

This site near downtown Holyoke MA is where a passenger platform for high speed rail is proposed

Work has begun on a project that officials say will bring high speed passenger train service to the most heavily populated cities of western Massachusetts.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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New England News
3:50 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Contractor Selected To Helm Union Station Project

The exterior of Union Station in Springfield, MA

A general contractor has been selected to manage the building of a major transportation project in western Massachusetts.  A recent influx of federal  funds  has the long  stalled redevelopment of Springfield’s derelict train station back on the fast track, as WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

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New England News
3:48 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

U.S. Transportation Sec. Announces Funding For Springfield Project

Union Station in Springfield, MA

The Obama administration Monday announced more than $700 million for transportation projects across the country. The administration’s transportation secretary visited Springfield Massachusetts to highlight one of the projects.   WAMC”s Pioneer  Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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