COVID -19 Supporting Local Business and a Global Community

Housatonic Railroad Company is and has been deeply involved in the support of key customers served over the Berkshire Line that are directly involved in the emergency effort. Throughout the Pandemic, Housatonic has provided essential and uninterrupted freight service to these key customers as well as the many other businesses on our line. This has not been without challenges. One of our employees contracted Covid-19 and two employees suffered the loss of parents due to the pandemic. While the environment has been difficult, we have been able to continue to support the local businesses like Becton Dickenson (syringe manufacturer), Kimberly Clark (sanitary paper products), Plaskolite (PPE face shields) and Pharmco (sanitizer) in their efforts to support the global community. We are proud of our employees and proud to work together with the businesses on our line that are helping the global recovery initiative.

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Recent News

PASSENGER RAIL STATION LOCATION & DESIGN ANALYSIS DRAFT REPORT
THE ANALYSIS WAS CONDUCTED BY THE BERKSHIRE REGIONAL PLANNING COM-
MISSION.
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Posted: 08/15/2014
MASSDOT BERKSHIRE RAIL LINE PURCHASE
The MassDOT Board of Directors has authorized MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey to execute an agreement to purchase the Berkshire Line from the Housatonic Railroad Company, a major step toward delivering passenger rail service between New York City and the Berkshires.
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Posted: 07/17/2014
TRANSPORTATION UPGRADES INCLUDES TRAINS IN THE BERKSHIRES
MA governor Deval Patrick has released a new state transportation agenda that includes track upgrades that are essential to the Berkshires rail plan. The agenda lists $113.8 million to upgrade railroad tracks from Pittsfield to the Connecticut line to support future passenger rail service to New York City.
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Posted: 01/17/2013
LET'S BRING BACK THE TRAINS
New Website about expanding passenger service with the HRRC
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Posted: 11/22/2012
HOUSATONIC RAILROAD LAUNCHES BENEFITS STUDY
HOUSATONIC RAILROAD LAUNCHES BENEFITS STUDY
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Posted: 02/09/2011
HOUSATONIC RAILROAD COMPLETES RIDERSHIP STUDY
Results Positive
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Posted: 09/21/2010
HOUSATONIC RAILROAD PRESS RELEASE
HOUSTONIC RAILROAD LAUNCHES RAIL PASSENGER STUDY
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Posted: 06/07/2010