Tuesday, June 20, 5-7:45 p.m.
Sixteen Acres Branch Library, 1187 Parker Street
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Join us for a preview of the long awaited grand reopening of the revitalized Union Station. The featured speaker will be Christopher J. Moskal, executive director of the Springfield Redevelopment Authority, who is in charge of overseeing the $95 million “from the ground up” construction of the 91-year-old building. The opening of both a new $950-million MGM casino in downtown Springfield along with the stunning renovation of Union Station will help bring much needed jobs, economic development, student mobility, and tourism to the city. The new station will include a 377-space garage, food services, retail space, a 27-bay bus terminal and 64,000 square feet of office space.
Schedule of Events
5:00-6:00PM – A visit from PVTA’s futuristic, hi-tech electric bus (In the Sixteen Acres Library parking lot).
6:00-6:30PM – Christopher Moskal, Executive Director of the Springfield Redevelopment Authority, will do an interactive presentation on all the construction and planning it took to revive the blighted building.
6:30-7:00PM – Josh Rickman, Manager of Operations and Planning of the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority will talk about their move into Union Station and plans for the future.
7:00-7:45PM – Anne Miller from Citizens for a Palmer Rail Stop will talk about the benefits of a hoped-for Boston, Worcester, and Palmer passenger link to Union Station. She will also explain how a new station in Palmer would stimulate Western Mass. economic development.