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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Simon Winchester > Richard Davey, Secretary of Transportation

Dear Mr. Secretary, I write to add my voice to what I hope is a growing chorus of support for the re-establishment of passenger rail service along the Housatonic River valley,  which I feel most strongly could help revitalize this beautiful, but economically distressed corner of our state. Sixty years ago the New York, New [...]

By |2014-06-24T17:41:38+00:00June 24th, 2014|Blog, Correspondence with legislators|1 Comment

Karen Christensen > John Ray, Deputy Director of Rails, MA

To: '' Subject: Housatonic passenger service Dear Mr. Ray, I’m writing as a citizen and business owner to ask you to continue to do everything in your power to make the Housatonic passenger rail service a reality. Passenger rail to New York will improve our region economically, socially, and environmentally through sustainable economic development. Professional [...]

By |2014-06-24T17:38:15+00:00June 24th, 2014|Blog, Correspondence with legislators|1 Comment

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 |2014-06-13T16:35:57+00:00June 13th, 2014|Blog, Take Action|0 Comments

We’re going international

On Monday, 16 June 2014, the Train Campaign’s Karen Christensen is moderating an international meeting of an informal group of train activists, officials, and people from the World Car-free Network and Low Tech Magazine. Some believe high-speed rail is ruining the industry by raising prices, and others are, like us, engaged in efforts to bring [...]

By |2014-06-13T16:02:16+00:00June 13th, 2014|Blog, Ideas from elsewhere|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

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