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Karen Christensen

About Barrington Institute

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.

How to get passenger trains on the Housatonic Line – CT Mirror

This article appeared in the CT Mirror on September 6, 2021. The author's explanation of the need for interstate cooperation is directly relevant to the MassDOT proposal for a Western Mass Rail Authority, which you can read more about here. How to get passenger trains on the Housatonic Line by ANDREW JENNINGS Passenger trains to Northwest [...]

What’s in store for east-west rail plans? – Berkshire Eagle

This article about the recently passed Infrastructure Bill appeared in the Berkshire Eagle on November 25, 2021. Comments from the Train Campaign appear in bold. What's in store for east-west rail plans? BY DANNY JIN "If you build it, they will come" has been the mantra of those who want to see passenger rail service connect [...]

By |2021-11-27T12:36:18+00:00November 27th, 2021|East-West Line|0 Comments

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

Massachusetts-Connecticut Railroad Days

On Saturday July 17, 2021 we hosted a meet-and-greet during Railroad Days in Canaan, CT. Speakers included MA Rep Smitty Pignatelli, Canaan Selectman Christian Allyn, bestselling author Simon Winchester, and the Train Campaign's Karen Christensen. Here's the entire hour at Railroad Days recorded by our friends at CTSB TV: click here to watch online or tune [...]

By |2023-03-31T13:30:51+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

Guest Post: Massachusetts Sierra Club comments on East-West Passenger Rail

This letter was sent to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation during the comment period for the draft East-West Rail Study and is published as a guest post with permission.  The Massachusetts Sierra Club simply urges you to commit to East-West Passenger Rail and to develop and implement a plan to achieve it as soon as [...]

By |2020-12-05T15:25:07+00:00December 5th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

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