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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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BRPC Crafting County Transportation Plan

"We need people throughout the region to let us know what works well and what needs improvement." — Nat Karns

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Shepard Leaving BRTA Administrator Post

"A new opportunity presented itself. I think after six years we've accomplished quite a bit and it is time to move on." — Gary Shepard

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Berkshire Train Campaign Chugs to North County

"The economic analysis impact I did several years ago looked at the county as a whole." — Stephen Sheppard

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Four Berkshire Towns Eyed For Passenger Rail Stations

"We hope to have the draft report released by July 15." — Brian Domina

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State Still Hopeful For Adams Rail Trail Extension in 2014

"We'll both be coming to the finish line at the same time in late August." — Mark Moore

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BRPC Suggests Intermodal Center Be Fitted For Housatonic Rail

"I think this project will be great for not only Pittsfield but for all of Berkshire County." — Councilor at Large Barry Clairmont

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