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

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

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

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 New York City into Rutland.