(Host) At least 75 people crowded into the Rutland train station about an hour ago to show their support for the Ethan Allen Express passenger train.
In a budget-cutting move, the Douglas administration has proposed eliminating the train between Rutland and Albany, New York.
It would be replaced by a bus that would serve Bennington, Rutland and Burlington.
Rutland leaders say the city needs the Ethan Allen Express for its economic survival. And they say the train is successful – it carried 17% more passengers in the past year.
Legislators are scheduled to hold a public hearing on the issue later this week.