Amtrak advises against halting rail service

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. Amtrak says the nation faces a shortage of passenger rail cars, so getting the train back on track could take a long time.

Rutland group plans save-the-train rally today

A plan to cut Amtrak service to Rutland isn’t winning any supporters there. A group calling itself the Vermont Rail Action Network is planning a save-the-train rally there at 4 p.m. today to urge state leaders not to cut the service.