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Springfield-Boston rail service? Lawmaker’s message is that it’s long overdue

Getting east-west rail service on track. When Governor Charlie Baker visits Springfield on Friday, US Representative Richard Neal will join him to celebrate the last piece of the long-awaited Union Station renovation: a new elevator to the train platform. But Neal doesn’t want to stop there. The Springfield Democrat plans to give Baker an earful about another pet [...]

By |2020-05-01T17:08:53+00:00January 24th, 2020|East-West Line, Train Campaign|0 Comments

Massachusetts News

Links to legislators are below. Be sure to add your full name and local address. Your voice counts whether you are a voter, a resident, or a second-home owner or renter. Click here to write to Senator Adam Hind Click here to write to Rep. Smitty Pignatelli Click here to write to Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier Click [...]

By |2020-05-01T17:10:07+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Correspondence with legislators, Train Campaign|0 Comments

Connecticut News

In CT, transportation is one of the big issues in 2020. These suggested comments come from Transport Hartford: CT2030 Plan – Overall, the state needs to include more bus transit (10% of the total) and active transportation (walking and biking infrastructure, 2% of the total).  This would be achievable by getting rid of any interstate or [...]

By |2020-05-01T17:10:43+00:00January 23rd, 2020|News, What you can do to Bring Back the Trains|0 Comments

National Comment Deadline: January 31st

Click HERE to submit your comment about what federal transportation priorities should be. Here are some details about this call for comment from the US Department of Transportation. Its title is Request for Information: Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success. This notice requests comments on unmet transportation infrastructure needs in rural transportation, barriers that rural [...]

Why the US has no high speed rail – transcript of CNBC video

Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail, May 2019, 16 minutes. Full transcript below, made by the Train Campaign. https://youtu.be/Qaf6baEu0_w [Start of video] China has the fastest and largest high-speed rail network in the world. The country has more than 19,000 miles of high-speed rail, the vast majority of which was built in the last [...]

By |2020-02-28T17:47:39+00:00January 5th, 2020|Ideas from elsewhere, News, Train Campaign|0 Comments

YE Review And Plans For 2020

Here are some highlights from 2019: Train Time and Train Minutes We started our very own podcast called Train Time! The podcast is one of many efforts to spread the word about expanding regional rail in rural New England. Listen to our premiere episode with Massachusetts Senator Eric Lesser talking about the East-West Rail project. Click here or find us on iTunes or [...]

By |2020-05-01T16:46:47+00:00January 1st, 2020|News, Train Campaign|0 Comments

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