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Berkshire Flyer Study

Study Overview

The Berkshire Flyer Study will evaluate the potential for using a New York rail route to establish a seasonal passenger rail service between New York City and the Berkshires, based on the successful example of the CapeFLYER. This study is the result of legislation directing MassDOT to assemble a working group of key stakeholders to provide expertise into studying the potential for initiating new rail service.

The study is to be completed by March, when findings and recommendations are to be submitted to the legislature.

What’s New

On March 26, 2018, members of the Berkshire Flyer Working Group today released, “The Berkshire Flyer: Pittsfield to New York City Feasibility Study Report." The report follows public meetings, stakeholder engagement sessions and the adoption of legislation directing MassDOT to assemble a working group of members to provide expertise to study the potential for providing seasonal, weekend-focused passenger rail service between Pittsfield, MA and New York City. The report was filed with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Legislature.

Next Meeting(s) – Public / Working Group

To be announced.

Project Contact

For questions and comments related to the study, please contact:
Caroline Vanasse
Project Manager
Fax: 857-368-0639

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