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Williamstown Water Street Project on Track for 2018

The long-anticipated reconstruction of Water Street is expected to get under way in spring 2018. Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and engineering firm Greenman-Pedersen came to Town Hall this month for a public hearing on the project, which is 100 percent designed and ready to go to bid in August 2017.

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MassDOT's Adams Rail Line Project Falling Short of Station

There is a newly renovated train station but no train. In 2014, taxpayers in town reluctantly put up funds to purchase and renovate a former Hoosac Street car wash into the Adams Station, an end point to the Berkshire Scenic Railway's Hoosac Valley Service. The project was first announced in 2013 and plans were laid to construct the Pan Am lines from Burke Construction to North Adams. The final 6/10th of a mile was expected to be constructed with the expansion of the Ashuwiliticook Rail Trai

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MPO Short On Ready Projects to Spend $2.5 Million

The MPO isn't quite sure how to use up $2.5 million for road projects. The money was planned to be used for a renovation of the intersections near Berkshire Medical Center. However, the state Department of Transportation and city officials say there is no change the design will be ready in time for 2017. That delays the project to at least 2018 and leaves $2.5 million left to be programmed.

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BMC Area Intersection Reconstruction Delayed to 2018

Plans for the reconstruction of the BMC area intersections will not be ready in time. Peter Frieri, of the state Department of Transportation District 1, said the design hasn't progressed enough to go to bid for 2017 and it is questionable if it will be ready for 2018. The project was planned to start in 2017 and span into 2018 at a cost of some $6 million, though that cost appears to have grown to $7.3 million. The BMC project is planned to align Charles Street with Springside Avenue as w

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MassDOT's Hearing Procedures Anger Berkshire Residents

"We keep funneling all of the transportation money to the T and we are tired of it." — Tricia Farley-Bouvier

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BCAC Crafts New Transportation Program For Low-Income Riders

"We are nonprofit. We are not motivated by profit; we are motivated by mission." — Debra Leoncyzk

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New Transportation Center Eyed To Help Veterans

"This is a huge need and a huge gap." — Duane Gill

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New Interfaith Group Sets Founding Convention For Jan. 25

"It's about personal story. It's about relationship-building through conversation." — Wendy Krom

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State, Transportation Officials See Opportunity in Amtrak

"It's the start of a really great new era in public transportation and in train ridership." — state Rep. Paul Mark

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MassDOT: $60M to Maintain & Fix Western Mass Bridges

"Currently, there is $10 million that has been spent or will be spent on bridges." — Peter Frieri

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Amtrak Service Begins in Greenfield, Northampton

The Vermonter will also add a stop in Holyoke later in 2015 when station work is complete.

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