BRPC Concludes Train Station Study, Encourages Towns To Stay Involved

By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission’s Metropolitan Planning Organization endorsed Tuesday the study commissioned by the federal government and Housatonic Railroad for station locations.

Four towns have been cited as the best locations to host stations — Pittsfield, Sheffield, Great Barrington and Lee. But, Planner Gwen Miller says all six towns need to be prepared.

“We hope the rail company and the state agencies will communicate strongly with the towns. This will help create an end product that is just as much the communities as it is the states or the railroad companies,” Miller said.