My name is Susan Clayton, a member of North Canaan's Board of Selectmen, here today in support of a bill H.B. 6343, on behalf of our community's efforts, calling for restoration of these State rails leased by Housatonic Railroad, whose freight operation is critical to North Canaan's economy. Housatonic Railroad currently serves two of North [...]
We've been receiving copies of your terrific emails to the Transportation Committee of the CT General Assembly and have permission to share one, from Nat Karns, that gives a succinct history of the project as well as a compelling plea for action. Feel free to draw on these ideas as you write your own email [...]
There was lots of press coverage of the Rally for the Rail held in North Canaan on Saturday, January 31st. Here is a sampling: Waterbury Republican American Torrington Register Citizen Berkshire Edge Berkshire Record Norfolk Hamlet Hub We'll share more links as we have them, and welcome news clips from you.
At noon on Saturday, January 31st, we’ll brave the cold at the historic train depot in North Canaan, CT, to join Rep. Roberta Willis of the 64th District and the Canaan-based Restore Our Railway leaders Todd, Jayne, and Brandon. Karen Christensen, founder of the Train Campaign, will also speak. This is a great chance to [...]
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 [...]
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s Department of Transportation has signed the final documents for its purchase of rail track stretching from Pittsfield to the CT border in Canaan. The Commonwealth made the purchase from Housatonic Railroad Company Inc. and Maybrook Railroad Co. "for the purposes of accommodating a public demand for passenger rail service, and other [...]
In CT, Dannel Malloy won a tight race and has a lot on his plate. Here's how to congratulate him and remind him that NWCT needs his support to Bring Back the Trains: The Honorable Dannel Malloy Email: email@example.com The State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 566-4840 Twitter: @DanMalloyCT In MA, let’s [...]
In Washington, both the House and the Senate will need to do something to reauthorize funds for transportation projects. One encouraging aspect to those discussions is a growing recognition of the importance of public/private partnerships. We are one of the few projects in the country ready to move forward on a manageable scale. This would [...]
BRPC Concludes Train Station Study, Encourages Towns To Stay Involved By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission's Metropolitan Planning Organization endorsed Tuesday the study commissioned by the federal government and Housatonic Railroad for station locations. Four towns have been cited as the best locations to host stations — Pittsfield, Sheffield, Great Barrington [...]
The Train Campaign: Bring Back the Trains from Diana Walczak on Vimeo.