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Public Meeting Set on Berkshire Transportation Plan

A public meeting on the proposed 2020 Regional Transportation Plan will be held on Wednesday, June 12, at 4 p.m. at the Berkshire Regional Planning commission's offices at 1 Fenn St., Suite 201.

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State Report on Transportation Planning Doesn't Neglect Rural Concerns

Williamstown Select Board member Andrew Hogeland spent the last year serving on a statewide panel looking at the future of transportation and advocating to make sure rural communities are not left out of that discussion.

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Cheshire Approve COA Vehicle Agreement With Adams

The vehicle was donated to Adams in March by Fallon Health, a nonprofit provider based in Worcester. Girgenti said the Rogue can go places the normal COA vans can't.

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Senate President Hears Berkshire Transit Challenges, Opportunities

The Berkshires need to re-envision how it handles transportation. That was the message sent to Senate President Karen Spilka on Friday when state Sen. Adams Hinds brought her to the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority's Intermodal Center to discuss rural transportation. The new vision includes east-west rail, rail to New York City, and a Transportation Management Authority. The concept comes about because fixed-route bus services are not doing the trick alone.

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Adams Agrees to Share 'Fallon Car' With Cheshire COA

COA Director Erica Girgenti said the Board of Selectmen's approval will allow her to approach the Cheshire Selectmen and finalize the memorandum.

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Transportation Management Association For Berkshires In The Works

The Berkshire Regional Transition Authority is looking into being part of the creation of a transportation management association for ride sharing. The BRTA's hours of operation limit the authority's ability to get workers to and from work beyond the typical first shift. This new group would be a collective of employers who would team up to provide ride share options.

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Fallon Health Puts Two Local Councils on Aging on the Road

The gifts, along with a number of "big checks," is the health insurance provider's way of supporting the community, said Richard P. Burke, president and CEO.

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