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01 Feb
MassDOT and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission started working almost two years to bring a pilot project to the Knowledge Corridor Line.  Commission Executive Director Tim Brennan said the plan is to have two trains each morning and two trains each evening run between Springfield and Greenfield with stops in Northampton and Holyoke.
26 Jan
The largest amount received in the region, at $150,000, was received by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, which will use the money to create a system for enhancing information technology management in rural communities, with Cummington and Huntington, as well as the Gateway Regional School District, among those designated as pilot participants.
22 Jan
On Tuesday, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito came to Montgomery Town Hall to meet with Hilltown officials and present two grants – one for $42,000 to the Hilltown Collaborative for marketing and promotion of the region, and one for $150,000 to the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) to help the towns with Internet Technology upgrades and management.
05 Jan
2017 was a banner year for economic growth in the Pioneer Valley. Several of Springfield’s economic development projects came to fruition in 2017, and more are on the way with an expected $5-billion in investment for the region.
04 Jan
Agawam Connecticut Riverwalk and Bikeway
Michelle Chase, the town's engineer, and Patty Gambarini, principal environmental planner for the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, are among the officials who are expected to be involved in these ongoing discussions.
28 Dec
Many municipalities have subdivision rules that are decades old, resulting in wide, over-designed streets; excessive stormwater runoff; pavement heat islands; and unnecessary development costs, according to the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.  
28 Dec
The Phoenix Awards Institute has recognized Springfield Union Station as the best example of brownfield redevelopment in the country for 2017.
28 Dec
CTrail’s Hartford Line may be ready to take more commuters from New Haven to Springfield in May 2018, but getting to Boston by the new rail line is not expected anytime soon.
28 Dec
"We have to learn to invest in infrastructure," said Tim Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.
28 Dec
The Commission plans to give the public a chance to comment on the draft regulations