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  • 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/

  • 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 to celebrate “Vermont Communities 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! VRAN is booking an excursion train from Burlington to Rutland for registered participants. Your train fare is included in the cost of your ticket. Schedules & stations will be provided after you register. Tickets are $69 per person, plus a small service fee. Get on board! Register online today, or call (802) 598-1577 to reserve your seat! (you must purchase in advance). Buy tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3098692

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    Registration Open for VRAN Annual Dinner Meeting

    04 October 2017