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Vermont Rail Action Network

Vermont Rail Action Network

Promoting the revitalization of Vermont's rail network for passengers and freight

The just passed 2013 transportation budget includes $6 million for new welded rail which is a major part of the work necessary to upgrade the Bennington-Rutland-Burlington "Western Corridor" to passenger train speeds.  This work is funded by the "Jefford's Earmark" including a 20% state match.  Welded rail generally costs around $750,000 a mile including installation, but the bid has not yet gone out.

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