Request for Proposals’s seeking a Consultant for the 2-year Rail Planning Study of passenger service via Bennington and Saratoga NY to Rutland hit the streets on September 10th , and were due October 13th. Between 35 and 50 inquiries were received by the Agency of Transportation in response to the RFP. Due to the sheer volume of inquiries to be reviewed, according to the agency, it may be November before final decisions narrowing the field are completed. The work will include market research, engineering, service design, agreements with the railroads. The RFP may be viewed here.