New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Line

Contract to save Agawam, Mass., $100,000 – MassLive.com

Feb 26th, 2009 | By

Contract to save Agawam, Mass., $100,000 – MassLive.com: “AGAWAM – The city has signed a utility contract that will offer a lower rates for electricity powering the municipal buildings. Connecticut-based energy broker Northeast Energy Partners helped the town negotiate energy agreements and then evaluated the offers from six different suppliers during the procurement process, including

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$1M included in appropriation funds for Connecticut River combined sewer overflow projects in Massachusetts | WWLP Springfield

Feb 26th, 2009 | By

$1M included in appropriation funds for Connecticut River combined sewer overflow projects in Massachusetts | WWLP Springfield: “A list of Appropriations funds for the Second Congressional District of Massachusetts includes more than $11M for the Silvio Conte Wildlife Refuge, which, enters parts of CT and NH, and $1M for Connecticut River Combined Sewer Overflow Projects.”

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Snags May Be Ahead For Commuter Rail Proposal — Courant.com

Feb 25th, 2009 | By

Snags May Be Ahead For Commuter Rail Proposal — Courant.com: “Even if the state can get permission to start no-frills, low-frequency commuter rail service between New Haven and Springfield, it might do better by waiting until it has better resources in place, Transportation Commissioner Joseph Marie told state lawmakers Tuesday.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Commuter rail moving: DOT will meet with Amtrak about New Haven-Hartford-Springfield line – Rick Green | CT Confidential

Feb 24th, 2009 | By

Commuter rail moving: DOT will meet with Amtrak about New Haven-Hartford-Springfield line – Rick Green | CT Confidential: “Connecticut and Amtrak will finally begin serious talks about high speed commuter rail between Springfield and New Haven.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



West Springfield obtains final 2 pieces of land needed to construct bike path along Connecticut River – MassLive.com

Feb 21st, 2009 | By

West Springfield obtains final 2 pieces of land needed to construct bike path along Connecticut River – MassLive.com: “West Springfield has obtained the final two pieces of land needed to construct a bicycle path along the Connecticut River.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



New Haven-Hartford-Springfield commuter rail included in new DOT Master Transportation Plan – Rick Green | CT Confidential

Feb 4th, 2009 | By

New Haven-Hartford-Springfield commuter rail included in new DOT Master Transportation Plan – Rick Green | CT Confidential: “From the DOT’s new ‘Master Transportation Plan‘ …” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



More details on CL&P’s massive transmission project – Energy Environment CT

Jan 29th, 2009 | By

More details on CL&P's massive transmission project – Energy Environment CT: More details on the long and “controversial application the utility has filed for the Connecticut portion of the ‘Greater Springfield Reliability Project,’ a new high-voltage power line that’ll run through Bloomfield, East Granby, Suffield and Enfield and into Massachusetts from Lynn Doan at The

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Mass. DEP hears appeals to Russell Biomass – MassLive.com

Jan 28th, 2009 | By

Mass. DEP hears appeals to Russell Biomass – MassLive.com: “SPRINGFIELD – The state Department of Environmental Protection has 30 days to issue a recommended final decision on attempts by opponents of the Russell Biomass project to reverse the agency’s decision allowing the plant to draw 885,000 gallons of water a day from the Westfield River.

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EVENT: Biomass foes get hearing – MassLive.com

Jan 26th, 2009 | By

Biomass foes get hearing – MassLive.com: “SPRINGFIELD – The state Department of Environmental Protection’s decision to grant a water withdrawal permit to Russell Biomass LLC for a wood-burning 50-megawatt plant on the banks of the Westfield River will come under criticism from opponents at a public hearing Tuesday.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Busway, Rail Line Key Links In Transit Chain — Courant.com

Jan 23rd, 2009 | By

Busway, Rail Line Key Links In Transit Chain — Courant.com: “Recent commentaries on the New Britain-Hartford busway and the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield commuter rail service present these planned projects as competing alternatives — pick one and drop the other. We need both. These projects, which will serve distinctly different needs, are complementary pieces of a much-needed

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AMTRAK to Connecticut: Commuter Rail won’t come cheap – Rick Green | CT Confidential

Jan 17th, 2009 | By

AMTRAK to Connecticut: Commuter Rail won't come cheap – Rick Green | CT Confidential: “It’s looking like Amtrak isn’t going to make it easy for the Connecticut Department of Transportation to build a commuter rail line between New Haven and Springfield.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Amtrak could be the only obstacle to adding limited commuter rail between Springfield and New Haven – Rick Green | CT Confidential

Jan 15th, 2009 | By

Amtrak could be the only obstacle to adding limited commuter rail between Springfield and New Haven – Rick Green | CT Confidential: “Connecticut’s top transportation planners are now telling state legislators that limited commuter rail between Springfield and New Haven could begin as soon as the state can work out a deal with Amtrak, which

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State Hoping To Break Amtrak Impasse — Courant.com

Jan 15th, 2009 | By

State Hoping To Break Amtrak Impasse — Courant.com: “Despite acknowledging that a frustrating impasse with Amtrak has stalled plans for a New Haven-to-Springfield commuter rail line, the state’s transportation chief said he’s not ready to ask Connecticut’s congressional delegation to step in — yet.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Meriden’s Record-Journal Selling Presses, To Be Printed In Springfield — Courant.com

Jan 7th, 2009 | By

Meriden's Record-Journal Selling Presses, To Be Printed In Springfield — Courant.com: “The Record-Journal Publishing Co. of Meriden is selling its presses and will print its 142-year-old marquee newspaper in Springfield, Mass., publisher Eliot C. White said Tuesday. The decision, effective Feb. 1, will cost the jobs of 45 full- and part-time production and distribution workers

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River Line Would Be Link To Prosperity — Courant.com

Jan 4th, 2009 | By

River Line Would Be Link To Prosperity — Courant.com: “The state is working on a busway from New Britain to Hartford and commuter rail from New Haven to Springfield. What if, in addition to these projects, we built a commuter rail line along the Connecticut River from Hartford to Middletown?” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



The Need for Speed: Via Better Regional Commuter Rail Service $$ | CT Environmental Headlines

Jan 2nd, 2009 | By

The Need for Speed: Via Better Regional Commuter Rail Service $$ | CT Environmental Headlines Events Calendar | Guidezilla: “The Need for Speed: Via Better Regional Commuter Rail Service New London-NYC, Worcester, and Boston/Springfield/ Providence and Beyond! The Radisson Hotel, Governor Winthrop Boulevard, New London, CT. Friday, January 9, 2009, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Talk show addresses the push to restore the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail line | My Left Nutmeg

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

Talk show addresses the push to restore the rail line between New Haven, Hartford and Springfield MA | My Left Nutmeg: “The subject of transportation was the top discussion on WVIT’s Connecticut Newsmakers. Host Tom Monahan led a round table discussion with Speaker-Elect Chris Donovan and Ilicia Balaban of ConnPIRG on the push to restore

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Connecticut Must Get Commuter Rail Service On Track — Courant.com

Dec 19th, 2008 | By

Connecticut Must Get Commuter Rail Service On Track — Courant.com: “Things do take time, but how can it be that there’s no way to bring commuter train service to Hartford before 2015? We’ve got the tracks that trains already run on. There still are railroad stations along the 62 miles between Springfield and New Haven.

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Hopes and Hurdles for New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Commuter Rail | Design New Haven

Dec 13th, 2008 | By

Design New Haven: “If you need to go from Downtown New Haven to Hartford or Springfield, MA, and don’t feel like driving, there are currently five, somewhat inconveniently-timed, daily trains between the two cities. In addition, there is an option that requires changing trains and a train-bus combination with a transfer in Hartford. Yet within

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Environmental Impact Evaluation of Hartford-Springfield Commuter Rail on CEQ Agenda Dec. 17, 2008 | CT Environmental Headlines

Dec 12th, 2008 | By

Environmental Impact Evaluation of Hartford-Springfield Commuter Rail on CEQ Agenda Dec. 17, 2008 | CT Environmental Headlines: The Council on Environmental Quality will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 in the Russell Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, 79 Elm St., Hartford. On the agenda: Call to order; establishment of a quorum; Approval of November

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