The future of passenger rail in southwestern Vermont and east-central New York state will be the focus of two public hearings.
The New York Department of Transportation plays host to the first of the hearings Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Mechanicville Senior Citizen Center.
The second hearing, to be hosted by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, is set for Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on U.S. Route 7 in Rutland.
Officials are asking for the public’s input on where rail service is most needed in the region. This week’s hearings are the second of four rounds of similar events as officials ask for the public’s guidance on regional passenger rail issues.