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Pittsfield, MA: Train Campaign Pop-up Meeting about State Rail Plan

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Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield's Public Library

1 Wendell Avenue

Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Join members of the Train Campaign at an informal “pop-up” meeting where we will give a quick overview of the newly released draft 2018 Massachusetts State Rail Plan, focusing on the points that matter to us here in western Massachusetts. You’ll get your questions answered by local rail advocates and learn how to make your opinions count by submitting comments to MassDOT. It's easy - we'll show you how and give you some text that you can easily adapt!

Comments are due by March 2nd, and this opportunity won’t come along again until 2023, so this is the time to make your voice heard if you want to bring back the trains to western Massachusetts.

Additional Train Campaign meetings are being held at public libraries across the Berkshires. Our current list of Berkshire County venues includes Williamstown, Pittsfield, Lee, Great Barrington, and Sheffield. Click here for an updated list.

In the Pioneer Valley there are more meetings being hosted by the group Trains in the Valley. Trains in the Valley has prepared an excellent analysis of the State Rail Plan that you can read at Trains in the Valley State Rail Plan Update. There’s also a list of their meeting dates and locations: link for a listing of drop-in rail advocacy meetings.

If you would like to help organize a meeting at another location, we'd love it! Please email thetraincampaign@gmail.com.

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Do I have to register to attend a drop-in event?

No, you’re free to come without registering, but it helps us to have a sense of how many people to expect. Registering with your email address also allows us to contact you in the event that the meeting is postponed or cancelled.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email your questions to thetraincampaign@gmail.com and we'll reply as soon as we can. You can also visit our website at TrainCampaign.org.

We hope to see you soon at one of our pop-up, drop-in meetings!

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Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield's Public Library

1 Wendell Avenue

Pittsfield, MA 01201

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