State, Federal Officials Celebrate Rail Line Improvements

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Vermont officials took a train trip from White River Junction to Brattleboro on Friday to mark the completion of track repairs. They did it to celebrate one of the first rail projects in the federal government’s $8 billion passenger rail stimulus program to be completed.

Amtrak Fixes In Mass. To Speed Trips To And From Vt.

Vermont transportation officials say planned repairs to a rail corridor in Massachusetts will be a boon to the Green Mountain State, because they will make trips on Amtrak’s Vermonter passenger trains faster.

Midday Newscast February 26, 2009

Officials with Amtrak warn that Vermont could find it difficult to re-start rail service if budget cuts force the state to discontinue a route between Albany and Rutland; AT&T says it will upgrade its wireless broadband network in Vermont this spring to make it faster and more reliable;