New York News
11:31 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Officials Seek Study Of Expanding Saratoga & North Creek Railway

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Economic Development officials in Warren County are requesting funding to conduct a feasibility study to expand regional short-line rail service.

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New York News
3:45 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Vermont Regional Officials Support Train Access

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Vermont officials from the Bennington region say increasing train access could be an economic boon.

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6:00 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Governor Orders Review Of Crude Oil Transport

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered state agencies to review the safety and emergency response readiness capabilities related to rail shipments of tar sands oils being shipped through the state.

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New York News
4:22 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

U.S. Sen. Schumer Reveals Bill To Help Short-Line Rail In Saratoga Springs

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer
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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer joined Saratoga County officials today to launch his push for a bill to extend a tax credit he considers vital to railroads in New York.

On January 1st, a tax credit for short-line railroads is set to expire. At the Saratoga Springs Train Station, Sen. Schumer announced his push for the Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Act of 2013. The Democrat mentioned the importance of the Saratoga and North Creek Railway, and other short-line rail lines that connect interstate rail to small communities.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Advocacy Group Launches New Effort To Support Passenger Rail Expansion In Berkshires

Karen Christensen (right) and her daughter, Rachel
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A group advocating for passenger rail service from the Berkshires to New York City is launching a new volunteer effort to bring its message to a wider audience.

Karen Christensen, a Great Barrington resident and founder and CEO of the Berkshire Publishing Group, said she first became interested in advocating to bring passenger rail service from New York to the Berkshires after returning from a trip to China in August of 2011. After communicating with her neighbors, colleagues, and other business owners, by late 2012, she had founded the Berkshire Train Campaign.

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