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Transport Bill Moves To MA Senate

Major Transportation Funding Bill Passes the Massachusetts House And here's a good overview from T4MA: Transportation for Massachusetts Summary All six amendments supported by the Western Mass Rail Coalition were included in a consolidated amendment. Now we need to focus on the final language and on getting the bill passed by the senate and then [...]

By |2020-05-01T17:04:01+00:00March 9th, 2020|News, Train Campaign, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Great Train Week In Massachusetts

The Housatonic Line is included in the governor’s $18-billion transportation bond bill, now pending before House Ways and Means, and thanks to Rep. Smitty Pignatelli and with the support of the Western Mass Rail Coalition, "Worcester to Springfield" was changed to "Worcester to Pittsfield." So in the bond bill there is now an allocation to [...]

Transportation Bills Being Debated in the MA House of Representatives NOW

Contact your state representative TODAY and ask them to support both of these bills: H.4506 An Act Authorizing and Accelerating Transportation Investment H.4508 An Act Relative to Transportation Finance These two bills will help fund our transportation system, provide regional equity for statewide transportation investments in public transit, roads, and bridges to reduce congestion, provide [...]

Boston Globe: “East-West rail must be part of state’s future”

February 21, 2020 If you want to kill a good idea, there’s a tried and true formula: Low-ball the benefits and inflate the costs. And so when state transportation officials put out the latest set of numbers on six alternatives for commuter rail service between Boston and Springfield — or possibly as far as Pittsfield [...]

By |2020-05-01T17:01:32+00:00February 22nd, 2020|Ideas from elsewhere, Train Campaign|0 Comments

Housatonic Line: Let’s make this happen!

With the favorable reporting on  Senate Bill SB2096 and House Bill HB3110 (HD1892), "A special act funding a study of passenger service on the Housatonic rail line," by the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Transportation, we need to ensure that they move ahead through the legislative process. Help us ensure that the full Berkshire delegation is [...]

By |2020-05-01T17:02:17+00:00February 19th, 2020|Train Campaign|0 Comments

The Campaign for East-West Trains

From a Trains in the Valley report about the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) meeting on February 6th of the East-West Rail Study Advisory Committee: “To the surprise of many in the room the numbers presented (ridership projections and estimated costs) were wildly different than what the previous study (from 2016) had projected. / As [...]

By |2020-04-30T21:18:18+00:00February 11th, 2020|Train Campaign|0 Comments

Housatonic Bills Move Forward

We are very pleased to report that Senate Bill SB2096 and House Bill HB3110 (HD1892) have has been "reported out" favorably by the state's Joint Committee on Transportation. These bills were filed by the Train Campaign with the help of State Senator Adam Hinds and State Rep Smitty Pignatelli. They now move on to the next [...]

By |2020-04-30T21:06:49+00:00February 10th, 2020|Train Campaign|0 Comments

Massachusetts Day of Action

Transportation is high on the agenda in Massachusetts this legislative session, so this is prime time to make sure YOUR priorities are represented in Boston! Join T4MA and many advocates from around the state to support urgently needed transportation legislation. This Call to Action event is an opportunity to ensure your voice is heard by [...]

By |2020-05-01T17:08:07+00:00February 5th, 2020|East-West Line, Train Campaign|0 Comments

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
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