WANTED: Volunteer for the Train Campaign

Efforts to bring back passenger rail are springing up all over the United States. Our project, the Housatonic Corridor line from Grand Central Terminal through NW Connecticut and on to Pittsfield, MA, in the center of the Berkshires, is a model for the nation. Let's make it happen! To do this, the Train Campaign needs [...]

By |2016-09-12T21:12:52+00:00October 30th, 2015|Take Action|0 Comments

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 [...]

“I’D RATHER BE ON THE TRAIN” bumpersticker

For every gift of $50 or more (tax-deductible), you’ll receive five bumperstickers (shown above) to use and share. Click here to donate today. Your contributions are tax-deductible and enable us to print materials, advertise, and spread the word. The Train Campaign wouldn't exist if not for the time, effort, and generous donations from our supporters. [...]

By |2017-10-06T17:01:48+00:00February 21st, 2015|Blog, Take Action|4 Comments

Our New Petition to Bring Back the Trains

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 [...]

Write your legislators today!

This is a crucial moment in our effort to Bring Back the Trains! Please email or telephone MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey to advocate for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to move forward decisively on the Housatonic passenger rail line. The Governor’s comments, reported in the Berkshire Eagle on Tuesday and linked below, have set the stage. [...]

By |2018-09-01T05:56:14+00:00June 13th, 2014|Blog, Take Action|0 Comments

Summer meetups

There will be a Train Campaign meetup at the Prairie Whale in Great Barrington soon - date to be confirmed and we'll be sending out an announcement in a few days. If you're able to host an event, we'll be glad to help with a speaker (to answer questions and bring friends and neighbors, or your community group, [...]

By |2014-06-13T15:56:30+00:00June 13th, 2014|Blog, Take Action|3 Comments

I’D RATHER BE RIDING THE TRAIN bumperstickers

I've never put a bumpersticker on my car before but I am proud to tell the world that "I'D RATHER BE RIDING THE TRAIN." Let's get the word out and get these going up and down the Berkshires! Here's the link to order: http://traincampaign.org/index.php/product/id-rather-be-riding-the-train-bumpersticker/. You can pick up orders in Great Barrington, or have them [...]

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