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.
Nice mention of the Train Campaign in this article in the latest Berkshire Magazine, which went to press before the news about MassDOT first-stage investment: "Far from skeptical is the Train Campaign, a nonprofit, grassroots group in Great Barrington and a formidable force in rallying behind Housatonic Railroad’s efforts. Nearly 4,000 people have signed its [...]
Thanks to Josef Flaschner for alerting us to this article @WSJ about real estate opportunities connected with the expansion of passenger rail http://ow.ly/zRXMC. We'll be exploring - and explaining - the rural and small-town opportunities created by passenger service from New York to Pittsfield. "Transit agencies in the U.S. looking to expand rail lines are [...]
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 [...]