Seasonal weekend passenger rail service between the Berkshires, MA, and New York City is moving closer towards reality. The NYC/Berkshire Passenger Rail Working Group, chaired by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation met for the first time last week. The initiative was included in Massachusetts’ fiscal 2018 budget bill and which was signed by Gov. Charlie Baker. The Working Group will conduct a study to identify and evaluate the economic and cultural benefits, while also identifying any legal, logistical, or political challenges that may knock the project off track. The group, which is comprised of federal and state transportation officials, local representatives, industry leaders, and transportation advocates, must submit their findings and recommendations by March 1.
From NARP September 29, 2017
I'm assuming the plan is to connect with Metro-North at Danbury, CT using the very scenic Housatonic Railroad trackage. Sloan