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US DOT: $72.8 million for Massachusetts to cut travel time 30 minutes on Vermonter

first_imgUS Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced travel time on Amtrak’s Vermonter line will be cut by nearly 30 minutes through a $72.8 million grant to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.  The project will restore a rail line, improving 50 miles of track and infrastructure on a direct route from Springfield to East Northfield, MA, along the Connecticut River Valley. ‘Thanks to President Obama’s commitment to create jobs and strengthen our manufacturing sector, these dollars are delivering more than 200 new jobs along with the purchase of 50 miles of American-made steel rails,’ said Secretary Ray LaHood.  ‘Coupled with previous federal investments along the Vermonter line, these improvements will bring almost a one hour reduction in travel time for passengers traveling in Vermont and Massachusetts.’ With more than a 16 percent ridership increase in 2010, the Vermonter line operates between St. Albans, VT and Washington, DC.  The Massachusetts portion of the rail line dates back to the mid-1800’s.  After track conditions deteriorated in the 1980’s, Amtrak service was shifted to a rail line farther east.  Work to restore the original passenger route on Pan Am Southern Railway’s Connecticut River mainline also includes construction of two new stations in Greenfield and Northampton, MA. Progress on the Vermonter service began last year with a $50 million grant to the Vermont Agency of Transportation, improving 190 miles of track between St. Albans and Vernon, shaving 30 minutes off of travel time within Vermont.  Long-term, the investments in Vermont and Massachusetts will also increase reliability and for future expansion of service to Montreal, Quebec.  Until September, however the trip will require Vermonters to take an Amtrak bus, as work continues to upgrade the line.Source: US DOT. 7.1.2011last_img read more

Lucerne Golf Club Senior Scramble results

first_imgDEDHAM — Michelle Atherton of Bucksport got a hole-in-one on Sunday at the Lucerne Golf Club course.Atherton’s hole-in-one was Maine hole No. 6 and 102 yards using a 9-iron. It was witnessed by Dan Atherton, Harvey Matthews, Dustin Raybourn and Adam Kaspala.Results from the Lucerne Golf Club’s Senior Scramble on Thursday are as follows:Bruce Blanchard, Jim Bonzey, Carl Williams, Ed Lachance (-6); Ron Palmer, Mike Pelletier, Bob Fraser, Charlie Perkins (-5); Lloyd Deans, Mark Johnson, Tom Winston, Johnny Lee (-4); Grant Standbrook, Howard Flewelling, Marcelle Whitney, Dave Robertson (-4); Bruce MacGregor, Jim Mabry, Jim Awalt, Bill Rowe (-4); Alan Gray, Jack Hinds, Bill Ferris, Bob Landis (-4); Dan Crouse, Russ Black, Mel Bowden, Bob Carter (-3); Dick Gassett, Bob Francis, Barry Harris, Mike Dore (-3); Dennis Kiah, Kerry Woodbury, Joe Guaraldo, Ben Sawyer (-2); Ron Allen, Mel McLay, Daryl Briggs, Ron Snyder (-1); Doug Deans, Paul Bowden, John Somes, Richard Baker (-1). Closest to Pin: No. 2 Bruce Mac Gregor 4.0, No. 6 Grant Standbrook 11.4.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more