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  • 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.

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  • Vermont Rail Action Network updated their profile picture.

  • Vermont Rail Action Network updated their cover photo.

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  • Vermont Rail Action Network shared Middlebury Vermont's post.An update on the Middlebury project - keep a heads up on the new traffic pattern if you need to take Route 30 or 125 https://www.facebook.com/middvt/posts/1515838118439734

  • Vermont Rail Action Network shared Union Pacific Railroad's photo.

  • "AllEarth Rail plans to establish commuter service between St. Albans and Montpelier. It’s also looking at a route between Burlington and Middlebury." http://digital.vpr.net/post/bet-future-wind-developer-plans-return-commuter-rail-service-vt#stream/0

  • Charlie Moore to helm AllEarth Rail Charlie Moore, a railroad executive with more than 40 years of experience in the railroad industry, has been named president of AllEarth Rail, LLC. This is the next step for the firm that has acquired self-propelled passenger rail cars from Texas in order bring commuter rail back to Vermont. The commuter line is still in the planning stages, but the concept is to provide commuter rail in the northwestern part of the state initially. A demonstration of the service could happen before the end of this year. “We are very excited to welcome Charlie Moore as president of this new company. His knowledge, experience, and love for Vermont’s railways makes him the perfect choice for AllEarth Rail," said David Blittersdorf, founder of AllEarth Rail. Moore is a member of the Vermont Rail Advisory Council, a board member of the Vermont Rail Action Network (VRAN), and is the past president of Vermont Railroad Association. Full story in VT Business online: http://vermontbiz.com/news/july/charlie-moore-named-president-allearth-rail?utm_source=VBM+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=c52409788e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_07_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_85838110bc-c52409788e-285536789

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