Legislation would upgrade Housatonic Railroad By Terry Cowgill, in the Berkshire Record GREAT BARRINGTON—Advocates for the return of passenger rail to the Berkshires no doubt see a glimmer of hope in the actions of public officials in Connecticut, whose cooperation is essential if service is to be restored from New York City. A pair of [...]
Return of rail service within reach Support grows for this vital aspect of our 21st century transportation infrastructure This article by Karen Christensen was published in the September 2014 issue of Berkshire Trade and Commerce. Click here to download the PDF and see below for link to entire issue. “I know you,” the woman at the tag [...]
The online petition http://ow.ly/zRYZQ has been updated, now that the MassDOT has committed to investing in the new rail upgrade, so the focus is now on Connecticut as well as on engaging and educating our communities in Massachusetts. The petition calls on legislators to support a joint planning study that will create a shared vision [...]
We'll be in West Cornwall, CT on Thursday, 14 August 2014, 6-8pm at the Wandering Moose Cafe http://thewanderingmoosecafe.com. Nat Karns, head of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission will be there to fill you in on the latest from MA, Karen Christensen will explain how she started the Train Campaign and how we're working in both [...]
Marshall Miles of Robin Hood Radio talked to Karen Christensen about cooperation between Massachusetts and Connecticut http://podcasts.am1020whdd.com/~am1020wh/shows/play.php?id=2800 and the Train Campaign's first CT event on August 14th at the Wandering Moose in West Cornwall. You can listen to the podcast here: http://podcasts.am1020whdd.com/~am1020wh/shows/play.php?id=28006.
Wednesday 6 August 2014, 6-8pm, Pittsfield / Central Berkshire County Pittsfield Intermodal Center (1 Columbus Avenue, classroom) Berkshire Regional Planning Commission presents station recommendations, followed by Train Campaign volunteers gathering at Baba Louie's http://babalouiespizza.com/pittsfield-pizza-restaurant/ -- Wednesday 13 August 2014, 6-8pm, Williamstown / Northern Berkshire County Water Street Grill, 123 Water Street, Williamstown, MA http://www.waterstgrill.com/ Train [...]
In Massachusetts, the most important news is the passage of the bond bill, which has a line item for funding the Pittsfield service, along with Cape Rail and planning for service between Worcester and Springfield. This means that the full funding for the Housatonic Railroad(HR) service in Massachusetts is in place and the HR is in [...]