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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

Rural Rail: Reforging the Essential Connection between Cities and Rural Regions

Here's a summary of what I talked about in my presentation at RailNation, which I did from a friend's living room in Washington, DC. My proposal was this: "While there is lots of focus on metropolitan transit needs and major intercity lines, a connection that has been primary throughout human history is largely ignored. That [...]

By |2019-11-29T17:04:48+00:00November 3rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

What’s the difference between Berkshire (Housatonic) Line & Berkshire Flyer?

Last updated 19 June 2019. After reading several letters to the editor about the Berkshire Flyer (the weekend service via Albany initiated by Senator Adam Hinds) as compared to the Housatonic route (the traditional Berkshire Line through northwestern Connecticut), I thought I should explain the two projects’ evolution over the last decade, and the current [...]

By |2019-07-02T17:41:14+00:00June 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Notes from the East-West Rail Study Presentation in Springfield, MA on 12 March 2019

Train service to Boston doesn’t get the same public attention, at least in Berkshire County, as potential New York passenger services, but the East-West Rail Study is a key issue for the Train Campaign because Boston is the other metropolitan economic powerhouse of the northeast United States, and of course our state capitol. There is [...]

By |2019-06-27T22:51:18+00:00March 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

WAMC interview with Karen Christensen

Berkshire County Nonprofit Advocates For Greater Regional Rail Access Karen Christensen is an author and the co-founder Berkshire Publishing Group in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. She’s also the founder and president of the Train Campaign – what she describes as “an accidental operation that’s taken on a life of its own.” The nonprofit group works to educate the [...]

By |2019-06-23T12:23:35+00:00January 21st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Massachusetts legislation filed in House and Senate

A SPECIAL ACT FUNDING A STUDY OF PASSENGER SERVICE ON THE HOUSATONIC RAIL LINE HD 1892  (House) and SD 1161 (Senate)  The Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall convene a working group to be referred to as the Berkshire Passenger Rail Service Working Committee to evaluate and issue a report on the economic and environmental benefits to [...]

By |2019-06-23T12:23:52+00:00January 20th, 2019|News, Train Campaign|0 Comments

Proposing a study of economic and environmental impacts

Rep. Smitty Pignatelli has been asked to be the lead sponsor of this legislation and the Train Campaign is looking forward to his sponsorship as well as support from the full Berkshire delegation: The Massachusetts department of transportation shall convene a working group to be referred to as the Berkshire Passenger Rail Service Working Committee [...]

By |2019-06-27T22:52:01+00:00January 12th, 2019|News, Train Campaign|0 Comments
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