With tag: passenger_rail
Mass Rail Improvements Will Link VT To D.C.
State and federal lawmakers from Massachusetts are making plans to restore passenger rail service
along the Connecticut River valley, on a line that runs from northern Vermont to Washington D.C.
Transportation Officials Seek Input On Expanded Rail Route
By Nina Keck
Vermont rail enthusiasts have
been pushing for more passenger trains for years. Thanks to a grant from the Federal Railroad
Administration, the state may be getting closer to seeing that happen. Transportation officials from New York and Vermont are looking at ways to
create a new passenger service along existing rail lines in southwestern Vermont and east central New York.
Comments: Should New York and Vermont expand service?
Support Grows For Passenger Rail
By Susan Keese
The prospect of a new passenger rail service linking Bennington and
Manchester to Albany gets a warm reception at a public meeting in
Mechanicville, New York, as state transportation
officials in Vermont and New York consider a passenger train that would connect the towns.
Vermont Officials Want High Speed Rail Funds
By Susan Keese
The deputy chief of the
Federal Railroad Administration was in Rutland Monday to listen to
Vermonters' pleas for better rail service in the western part of the state. A project backed by Vermont and New York State is competing for funds
to extend Amtrak's Ethan Allen passenger train to Burlington. It currently runs from
York City into Rutland.
Passenger Rail Expansion Tied To Stimulus
Vermont transportation officials should learn within the next
few months whether they will receive a $73 million federal grant that could
help expand passenger rail service from Rutland to Burlington.