Launch Event Roundup

The Launch Event for at the Platform Sports Bar on April 12th has come and gone and this train has pulled out of the station!

Retired Congressman John Olver and
Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz at the Launch Event | April 12, 2016

Thank you everyone who came out to see us on our way! (we had about 45 people in total)

In particular we’d like to thank
Mayor Narkewicz
Retired Congressman Olver
Terry Masterson, Economic Development Director, City of Northampton
Keith Barnicle, District Representative for Congressman McGovern, and
Michael Tautznik, former Mayor of Easthampton

for coming to our event.

We were also very happy to have one railroad in attendance. Milton Brill, the General Manager of the Pioneer Valley Railroad in Westfield was in attendance along with PVRR’s Manager of Marketing and Sales.

If you couldn’t make it to the event you can watch an edited summary of the program on this link:

Trains in the Valley Launch Event video
by Rachel Ayotte | Northampton Community Television
April 12, 2016


Here’s a brief roundup of the news coverage from the event:

“Trains in the Valley advocacy group pushes for more rail in Pioneer Valley”
Jim Kinney | MassLive | April 9, 2016

“Organization Founded To Advocate For More Rail In Pioneer Valley”
Paul Tuthill | WAMC | April 12, 2016

“Trains in the Valley hopes to improve travel in Pioneer Valley” (archived)
Jamie Leslie | WGGB/WSHM | April 12, 2016

Live interview with Bob Flaherty
WHMP / April 11, 2016

We also were interviewed by Passenger Train Journal, a printed magazine that is published quarterly.


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