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  • Operation Clear Track in VT: On Tuesday, September 26, four law enforcement agencies in Vermont--the St. Albans, Essex, Windsor Police Departments and the Windham County Sheriff Department--will join more than 240 law enforcement agencies nationwide and partner with Operation Lifesaver, Inc. and Amtrak in participating in “Operation Clear Track”. This is a national safety campaign where police have an increased presence at problematic railroad crossings. “Operation Clear Track” will be the largest simultaneous railroad safety law enforcement initiative ever attempted in the United States! They will be handing out railroad safety cards, and warnings and citations to motorists as appropriate. These events will take place from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. Every 3 hours in the United States: a person or vehicle is struck by a train. When this tragedy occurs, lives are changed forever: for the people involved in the crash, their family, friends and community, and the train crew members. In Vermont, four persons died on Vermont railroads in 2015, one each in 2016 and 2017. Join us in our goal to make caution around railroad tracks as automatic for drivers and pedestrians as buckling a seatbelt! For more info, see: https://oli.org/

  • Vermont Rail Action Network shared Association of American Railroads's photo.

  • Vermont Rail Action Network updated their cover photo.

  • Come check out the VRAN table at the Glory Days Festival, White River Jct., VT!!

  • "Amtrak is an iconic brand in America, and it provides an essential service to many communities... and is critical for people getting to work every day." https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/amtrak-ceo-shares-long-term-vision-for-rail-system/

  • Vermont Rail Action Network shared Vermont Rail System's post.

  • http://www.reformer.com/stories/letter-welcome-to-vermont,517476

  • BURLINGTON — Railroad officials and advocates on Wednesday praised state lawmakers’ efforts to expand passenger service in Vermont. Northern Vermont is on the cusp of implementing two significant rail expansions: restoring passenger service to downtown Burlington, and extending Amtrak’s Vermonter line to Montreal. At a news conference at Union Station, Brad Worthen, vice chair of the Vermont Rail Action Network, said support for rail has increased substantially over the past decade. He said the U.S. falls behind other developed nations around the world when it comes to rail. The event also served as a sendoff for Victoria Principato and Caitlyn Boyle, two summer interns for the National Association of Railroad Passengers, who are embarking on a 10,000-mile trip by rail. Burlington was the first stop for the two college students, who will visit 22 cities in 10 states and document their journey to promote rail ridership. http://vtdigger.org/2017/08/02/rail-boosters-celebrate-progress-toward-expanded-service/

  • Vermont Rail Action Network added an event.Join us this fall to celebrate “Vermont By Rail” on Wednesday, November 8th at the Southside Steakhouse, 170 South Main St., Rutland, VT. An evening of networking and fun with delicious food, special guest speakers, and awards. Come raise a glass to the coming ‘Golden Age’ of passenger rail in Vermont! We encourage everyone to arrive by rail for the dinner. Stay tuned for schedules and station announcements. Details about registration, cost and a link to our new website will be provided in our next announcement.

  • https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/david-blittersdorf-bets-on-vermont-commuter-rail/Content?oid=7098903&utm_content=bufferce15b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


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