Massachusetts Law Makers Take the Lead on Infrastructure

Karen Christensen, founder and president of the Train Campaign, writes:  I cannot send this email without saying something about my grief over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the racism that continues to haunt and damage our country. W. E. B. Du Bois grew up in Great Barrington, the small town where I live and [...]

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 [...]

Help us get a $11-million TIGER grant with your letters and tweets

I’m just back from China where I took the high-speed train from Shanghai to Beijing, and am writing to ask for you to help raise the profile of the Housatonic passenger rail line with the US Secretary of Transportation and our state legislators. Federal funding could play a huge role in moving the project forward, [...]

Notes from Connecticut, March 2015

Governor Dannel Malloy’s transportation plan for Connecticut, announced last month, has two major spending components - over five years and over thirty years. What it doesn't specify is a clear funding plan to pay for all the projects in either time period, and instead establishes a commission to recommend a method for paying for the [...]

Sample email to CT Transportation Committee

Your emails, tweets, and phone calls count this week as the Connecticut Transportation Committee again considers H.B. 6343. The text below can be copied, pasted, and adapted for your particular circumstances. To: tratestimony@cga.ct.gov; tony.guerrera@cga.ct.gov; toni.boucher@cga.ct.gov; info@traincampaign.org Subject: H.B. 6343: An act concerning the restoration of the Housatonic Railroad line Dear Representative Guerrera and distinguished members of the Transportation [...]

By |2021-08-08T23:19:11+00:00March 24th, 2015|Blog, Correspondence with legislators|0 Comments

Selectwoman Susan Clayton’s testimony to the CT Transportation Department

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 [...]

By |2021-08-08T23:19:12+00:00February 13th, 2015|Blog, Correspondence with legislators|2 Comments

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