U.S., Massachusetts: East-West rail comes with very high price tag

By Bruce Mohl, Commonwealth Magazine; February 6, 2020 A LONG-AWAITED ANALYSIS of East-West rail service indicates passengers could travel between…

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U.S., New England: East-west rail study running late

By State House News Service, Daily Hampshire Gazette; January 1, 2020 The Department of Transportation now expects its study on…

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Massachusetts: New survey shows people want east-west rail

By G. Michael Dobbs, The Reminder; October 2, 2019 BOSTON – A new survey on extending and improving passenger rail…

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Massachusetts Department of Transportation: Boston-Springfield-Pittsfield passenger rail must balance speed, cost and convenience

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; July 23, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — A commuter train trip from Springfield to Boston could take between…

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New England opinion: Let’s restore passenger service on the Berkshire Line

By Karen Christensen, The Connecticut Mirror; July 15, 2019 It is time to restore passenger service on the Berkshire (Housatonic)…

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New York City-to-Berkshires Amtrak pilot could start in 2020, thanks to funding

By Tom Acitelli, Curbed Boston; June 12, 2019 A state senator driving the effort to create a passenger rail link…

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New York: Berkshire train service would target downstate millennials

By Eric Anderson, Albany Times-Union; February 6, 2019 ALBANY — Plans for a seasonal weekend train service to the Berkshires…

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Massachusetts: Berkshire Flyer group frets over visitor transport in the county, late trains

By Heather Bellow, The Berkshire Eagle; December 20, 2018 PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Flyer might be coming, but it might…

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Massachusetts: Berkshire Flyer pilot rail service funded for 2020; passenger rail on Housatonic line remains a question mark

By Terry Cowgill, The Berkshire Edge; October 30, 2018 Pittsfield —The train hasn’t left the station — yet. But the…

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State Senator Hinds: Berkshire-New York City train plan needs marketing

By Yukun Zhang, Boston University Statehouse Program, The Berkshire Eagle; October 23, 2018 BOSTON — The biggest challenge to implementing…

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Berkshire Flyer Proponents Preview Pilot Program

By Josh Landes, WAMC; April 2, 2018 Advocates for expanding passenger rail to Western Massachusetts believe the Berkshire Flyer project…

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Massachusetts State Senator Adam Hinds: Jump on board the Berkshire Flyer

By Adam Hinds, The Berkshire Eagle; April 1, 2018 PITTSFIELD — Connecting Berkshire County to New York City by passenger…

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The Berkshire Eagle Opinion: Exploring ways to get train service rolling

By The Editorial Board, The Berkshire Eagle; March 30, 2018 The Berkshire Flyer, upon which so many have pinned hopes…

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Feasibility study: Berkshire Flyer passenger rail to New York City would cost $420k yearly to operate

By Kristin Palpini, The Berkshire Eagle; March 26, 2018 LENOX — It would cost about $420,000 to operate a seasonal…

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Rail expert: With finesse, passenger line from New York City to Berkshires can be restored

By Heather Bellow, The Berkshire Eagle; March 26, 2018 GREAT BARRINGTON — Nothing is easy. Least of all restoring passenger…

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Massachusetts: Berkshire Flyer group awaits Amtrak prices for NYC-to-Pittsfield passenger rail

By Heather Bellow, The Berkshire Eagle, February 15, 2018 LENOX — It has been hailed as a $1 billion-a-year solution…

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Massachusetts: ‘Our collective prosperity’ at stake in Boston-Springfield rail project, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal says

By Shira Schoenberg, masslive.com; October 27, 2017 U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, said Friday he is happy Berkshire lawmakers are…

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Panel reimagines passenger rail service — once again — between New York and the Berkshires

By Terry Cowgill, The Berkshire Edge; September 27, 2017 Lenox — It’s been a while since interested people got together…

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