Since 1972,  the Vermont Rail Action Network has worked to modernize and upgrade Vermont's rail network for passengers and freight. 

We're the only non-profit organization in the US that promotes both freight and passenger rail. 

As Vermont's leader in rail advocacy, we support expansion of rail services in and through Vermont for both passengers and freight rail. 

VRAN coordinates our efforts with VTrans, state legislators, freight railroads and shippers, Amtrak, and many other organizations, including the National Association of Railroad Passengers, Trains in the Valley, Train Riders Northeast, the Empire State Passengers Association, and more.

Why Rail

75% Less Emissions

On average, freight rail is four times more efficient than shipping by truck. This means 75% less emissions.
Why passenger rail

Connecting Vermont Communities

Vermont has 11 active passenger train stations. There are 90 towns along active rail lines.
Why Rail freight

Railroads Support Jobs

Each railroad job supports 4.5 additional jobs. Average wages and benefits of a Vermont railroad employee is $79,264.