About Karen Christensen

Karen Christensen is an American entrepreneur, environmentalist, and founder of the Train Campaign. She is the owner and CEO of Berkshire Publishing Group and a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. She grew up in the Silicon Valley, started her career in London, and has lived in Great Barrington since 1995.

North Atlantic Rail

From Bloomberg CityLab: Is This High-Speed Train the First Megaproject of the Biden Era? The president promised to go big on infrastructure. The $105 billion plan between Boston and New York City definitely fits the bill. Conceived more than a decade ago and launched as a private initiative in 2017, the North Atlantic Rail project looks a lot [...]

By |2021-08-08T23:44:44+00:00August 8th, 2021|News|0 Comments

From 1991: “The Housatonic, the Little Railroad That Could, and Did”

The Housatonic, the Little Railroad That Could, and Did - New York Times By Randall Beach Feb. 10, 1991 A version of this article appears in print on Feb. 10, 1991, Section 12CN, Page 1 of the National edition with the headline: The Housatonic, the Little Railroad That Could, and Did. NINE years ago, John Hanlon Jr. heard about an overgrown, [...]

By |2021-05-31T17:08:38+00:00May 31st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Summary Information for An Act Funding a Study of Passenger Service on the Housatonic Rail Line

The Housatonic Line—also known as the Berkshire Line—was the route to the Berkshires from 1842 until 1971, when service stopped along with similar closures across the United States. It operates today as a freight line run by Housatonic Railroad Company. Download the March-2020 Housatonic Line handout. The Massachusetts portion of the track was purchased in [...]

By |2020-03-09T21:17:57+00:00March 9th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Let’s also keep CT in mind – read what then-governor Dannel Malloy told the Berkshire Record

There's been so much going on in Massachusetts, exciting developments and a lot of debate, and that winding road down to New Milford looks a lot longer in the winter. But we can't forget our friends, and the rail line, in Connecticut. It was good to have a reminder in the excellent Berkshire Record article, [...]

By |2020-02-28T18:25:39+00:00February 28th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Why the US has no high speed rail – transcript of CNBC video

Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail, May 2019, 16 minutes. Full transcript below, made by the Train Campaign. https://youtu.be/Qaf6baEu0_w [Start of video] China has the fastest and largest high-speed rail network in the world. The country has more than 19,000 miles of high-speed rail, the vast majority of which was built in the last [...]

By |2020-02-28T17:47:39+00:00January 5th, 2020|Blog, Ideas from elsewhere, Train Campaign|0 Comments

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