State Senator Adam Hinds has sponsored two amendments (#1191 and #1194) to the FY19 state budget to support the Berkshire Flyer passenger rail initiative. The Senator’s amendments are geared to ensuring a pilot service from New York City to Pittsfield will be ready to roll by calendar year 2020. Senator Hinds proposes the creation of a [...]
Fallen trees are one of the challenges facing railroad operators in our part of the world, as this photo taken at Southeast last week shows all too clearly. Freshly cut tree trunks are scattered across the slope next to the track.
This interactive webinar had some 25 participants and was held online in 2013, before the 2014 purchase by Massachusetts Department of Transportation of the 37-mile railway line in Massachusetts. The speakers came from the Housatonic Railroad Company and the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission. If you want to understand the background for today's discussion of the [...]
You've probably heard about EU legislation called the General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR for short - that comes into force on 25 May. While we are a US-based organization and are only obliged to send this notice to contacts in the EU, we see it an opportunity to make sure you still want to [...]
PanAm Main Line Through Pownal Provides Special Opportunities writes W. A. Klinger, a retired Amtrak conductor, who has graciously allowed us to share a proposal that would offer new passenger rail options to people in Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York. Part of his proposal is for a commuter rail link from North Pownal (including Willamstown and [...]