This story in the Boston Globe shows that the ten fastest-shrinking towns in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are those in the Berkshires. The decline and greying of our rural population can be reversed, and put on a sustainable path, by improvements in connectivity that will make the Berkshires not only desirable but practical for young professionals and global entrepreneurs. Passenger service to New York City should be a priority for everyone concerned with quality of life in the Berkshires and northwestern Connecticut, and that’s what the Train Campaign is all about. Join us, by volunteering, donating, and spreading the word!
Demographic news makes train service to New York crucial to Berkshire County future
About the Author: 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.