Crews placed the final curved steel beam atop what will be the hotel rotunda for the MGM Springfield casino on March 29 in what is considered the largest Western Massachusetts private investment in history.
The Executive Board of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters (NERCC) has named Thomas J. Flynn executive secretary-treasurer following the recent retirement of Mark Erlich. Flynn was sworn in to the position on March 1.
Crews are nearing substantial completion of the $20 million Boston Landing Station, which will return commuter rail service to the Boston neighborhood of Brighton after more than 50 years. “We’re into final trackwork, signals and inspections,” says Keith Craig, director of development at NB Development Group, Boston.
State lawmakers voted down a right-to-work bill supported by New Hampshire’s Republican governor in a Republican majority state, delivering a stunning reprieve for unions at a time when other states are passing such bills over union opposition.
Two priority rail station projects are moving forward in Providence and Pawtucket/Central Falls, R.I., both with “built-in ridership in densely populated areas,” says the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation spokesman Charles St. Martin.
Part of the ongoing $639 million commuter rail line upgrade being branded as the CTrailHartford Line, a new transit center in Meriden, Conn. is nearly complete, says John Bernick, rail administrator for Connecticut Dept. of Transportation.
In an address before the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) announced the state is seeking a new general manager for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation who can lead capital projects such as the Green Line Extension.
Under a $750-million agreement finalized on Jan. 18 between the U.S. General Services Administration and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the university plans to build a new federal building and redevelop a large parcel of surrounding land, now the campus for a federal transportation center in Cambridge, Mass.