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Petitioning Representative Elizabeth Esty and 19 others

Bring Back The Trains! NWCT > Pittsfield, MA / the Berkshires

Can you hear the train a-comin'? Sign the petition, add your thoughts, and share it with your friends. Your comments will be sent automatically to the politicians who can make this happen. And check out the Berkshire Train Campaign website for the background on the project as well as the latest news: Passenger service from Grand Central Terminal to Pittsfield will promote sustainable economic development and make the Berkshires 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 to the Berkshires when there is easy access to New York, and existing businesses, schools, and organizations will thrive. Please support rail restoration underway by signing this petition, and forward it to friends, family, and colleagues! The Berkshire Train Campaign needs volunteers, too. Read more at the website,, and download the PDF flyers there to distribute in your community. Questions and volunteer offers, as well as financial sponsorship, can be sent to PS: after signing, you may be taken to a page offering other petitions. This is a function of the web platform, not something the Berkshire Train Campaign has any control over.  There are personal settings you can change. Thank you for understanding and, most of all, for adding your voice!
Letter to
Representative Elizabeth Esty
State Representative John Frey
State Representative Robert Godfrey
and 17 others
State Representative Roberta Willis
State Representative Mitch Bolinsky
State Representative Gail Lavielle
State Representative Daniel Carter
State Representative Paul Mark
State Representative Richard Smith
State Representative William Pignatelli
State Representative David Arconti
Representative Richard Neal
State Senator Clark Chapin
Senator Elizabeth Warren
State Representative Debralee Hovey
State Representative Craig Miner
State Representative Diana Urban
State Representative Arthur O Neill
State Representative David Scribner
Governor Dannel Malloy
After the recent steps taken by the MA Department of Transportation to make rail service between Pittsfield, MA, and New York City a reality, I urge you to support Connecticut investment in the project as a top priority. Please do all you can to make this happen quickly.
Restore passenger train service to NW Connecticut and the Berkshires: 21st-century public transportation makes sustainable economic development possible even in rural regions like northwestern Connecticut. 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.

For all these reasons and others I have added in my comments, I encourage you to support Housatonic Corridor rail restoration in cooperation with Massachusetts, whose commitment has been shown by recent decisions to invest nearly $50 million in the project.

I am forwarding this petition to my friends, family, and colleagues!