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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Our Petition to Bring Back the Trains

This petition had 4,565 supporters! 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 callsed on legislators to support a joint planning study that [...]

First Train Campaign NWCT event coming soon

We'll be in West Cornwall, CT on Thursday, 14 August 2014, 6-8pm at the Wandering Moose Cafe http://thewanderingmoosecafe.com. Nat Karns, head of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission will be there to fill you in on the latest from MA, Karen Christensen will explain how she started the Train Campaign and how we're working in both [...]

By |2014-08-01T11:46:48+00:00August 1st, 2014|Blog|1 Comment

Train Campaign founder interviewed on Sharon, CT-based Robin Hood Radio

Marshall Miles of Robin Hood Radio talked to Karen Christensen about cooperation between Massachusetts and Connecticut http://podcasts.am1020whdd.com/~am1020wh/shows/play.php?id=2800 and the Train Campaign's first CT event on August 14th at the Wandering Moose in West Cornwall. You can listen to the podcast here: http://podcasts.am1020whdd.com/~am1020wh/shows/play.php?id=28006.  

By |2014-08-01T11:13:43+00:00August 1st, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Berkshire Magazine says Train Campaign is “a formidable force”

Nice mention of the Train Campaign in this article in the latest Berkshire Magazine, which went to press before the news about MassDOT first-stage investment: "Far from skeptical is the Train Campaign, a nonprofit, grassroots group in Great Barrington and a formidable force in rallying behind Housatonic Railroad’s efforts. Nearly 4,000 people have signed its [...]

By |2014-08-01T11:12:13+00:00August 1st, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Wall Street Journal on passenger rail expansion

Thanks to Josef Flaschner for alerting us to this article @WSJ about real estate opportunities connected with the expansion of passenger rail http://ow.ly/zRXMC. We'll be exploring - and explaining - the rural and small-town opportunities created by passenger service from New York to Pittsfield. "Transit agencies in the U.S. looking to expand rail lines are [...]

By |2014-08-01T11:11:01+00:00August 1st, 2014|Ideas from elsewhere|0 Comments

Events on Track: Pittsfield, Williamstown, and West Cornwall, CT

Wednesday 6 August 2014, 6-8pm, Pittsfield / Central Berkshire County Pittsfield Intermodal Center (1 Columbus Avenue, classroom) Berkshire Regional Planning Commission presents station recommendations, followed by Train Campaign volunteers gathering at Baba Louie's http://babalouiespizza.com/ -- Wednesday 13 August 2014, 6-8pm, Williamstown / Northern Berkshire County Water Street Grill, 123 Water Street, Williamstown, MA http://www.waterstgrill.com/ Train [...]

By |2014-08-01T11:10:28+00:00August 1st, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

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