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  • "There was general agreement among the industry stakeholders present that all passenger rail supporters need to be united in advocacy for more equitable funding, and to allow existing funding sources, including the Highway Trust Fund, the flexibility to support multimodal solutions." http://cs.trains.com/trn/b/observation-tower/archive/2017/11/30/passenger-rail-progress-consensus-on-what-not-so-much-on-how.aspx

  • Vermont Rail Action Network updated their profile picture.

  • Vermont Rail Action Network shared Empire State Passengers Association's album.Thanks to Ben Turon of the Empire State Passengers Association, our sister group in NY, for taking & sharing this album from our Annual Dinner in Rutland Nov. 8th! Thanks for chronicling our celebration!

  • http://m.railwayage.com/index.php/passenger/intercity/amtrak-says-its-ready-to-build.html

  • WASHINGTON--A Vermont family is using their personal tragedy and one of the country's busiest railroad stations as a platform to tell people to stay off the tracks. Some 40 million visitors pass through Union Station in Washington D.C., every year. Monday, it served as Nancy Kenyon Richardson's destination, as she shared her pain with the country. Days after what would have been her adopted son's birthday, she clutched a picture of him. His ashes hung from her necklace. "He was the son who always felt the need to protect us, his biggest fear was losing a member of the family he waited so long to find," she said. Kenyon died in May 2015. A train hit him as he took a shortcut to work. He couldn't hear it approaching over the sound of his headphones. Now, his adopted family is willing to go to any length to help others understand the danger of walking along train tracks. "Kevin, this is our birthday gift to you, please help us keep people off the tracks," said his mother. See the story on WCAX: http://www.wcax.com/content/news/Rail-safety-advocates-to-call-attention-to-rail-crossings-public-safety-447653413.html

  • 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/

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    01 December 2017