Did you know that passenger rail service existed between New York City, northwestern Connecticut, and western Massachusetts until 1972? It’s true – and the line, along with all of the infrastructure, is still there. With upgrades to modernize the track and stations, we can bring this important train line back into service, providing a much needed economic boost to our communities, reduce the traffic on our roads, and attract new visitors and businesses to our area.
Passenger service from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan to Pittsfield, MA, will promote sustainable economic development and make the northwest corner of Connecticut and the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts a vibrant model for the kind of rural-urban connections needed in the 21st century. Businesses offering professional jobs will be far more likely to relocate when there is easy access to New York, and existing businesses, schools, and organizations will thrive. Please support this rail revival by signing the petition to Bring Back the Trains! You can also help by forwarding this link http://chn.ge/URTGMx to friends, family, and colleagues.
Want to get more involved? The Train Campaign needs volunteers and corporate and nonprofit sponsors. We love individual supporters, too, and will send a free Bring Back the Trains coffee mug with donations of $75 or more.