TRANSPORTATION

A PVTA bus.
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Pioneer Valley Transit Authority riders face a fare increase of 20 percent in less than two weeks. The bus company has been working to make sure its customers are aware it.

New Haven, Hartford, and Springfield are now connected by rail service. The inaugural trains left Friday morning from Springfield and New Haven, meeting in Hartford for a ceremony to mark the opening of the revived line. 

A train sitting on the platform at Union Station in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Massachusetts transportation officials this week announced funding for more north/south rail service in the Pioneer Valley, and for a long-awaited study examining trains between Boston and western Massachusetts. 

This week the new Hartford Line commuter rail will link Springfield, Massachusetts, to New Haven, Connecticut, and cities in between. For less than $16, commuters can catch more than 12 trains each day and travel speeds up to 110 miles an hour.

A train sitting on the platform at Union Station in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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The Baker administration has announced two major steps towards increased train service in western Massachusetts.

A train sitting on the platform at Union Station in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Starting next weekend, and continuing into next week, rail service will double on a daily basis between Springfield, Hartford and New Haven. We talk about that news and more in this week's panel.

A train sitting on the platform at Union Station in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Expanded train service between Springfield, Hartford and New Haven is set to begin in the coming days.

A PVTA bus.
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A new Pioneer Valley Transit Authority bus route will give passengers a free ride around downtown Springfield. Officials say the the route will be funded by MGM Springfield.

Outgoing Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless speaks during a press conference in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
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This week, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law, opening the door to state legalizing sports gambling. And in Massachusetts, top state lawmakers say they should look into it, but stopped short of any commitment. 

A closed on-ramp to I-291 in Springfield.
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The Massachusetts attorney general has ordered a Florida company to cough up $45,000, charging it failed to pay enough to workers on a Springfield bridge project.

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