Railroad plan for passenger service to New York City promises great rewards


KENT —The official release of an economic benefits analysis completed for the Housatonic Railroad Company’s Pittsfield-to-New York City passenger service proposal was released Aug. 23 at an informational meeting at Kent Town Hall.

About 10 people attended, a mix of town officials, regional planners, the press and a representative from the office of Congressman Chris Murphy (D-5).

They were able to take a look at the results of the benefits analysis by Stephen Sheppard, director of the Center for Creative Community Development.

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