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Public officials pay attention to thoughtful phone calls, emails, letters and online comments they get from the people they serve. (After all, they work for us!) So when you contact them directly to express your views, make a request or suggestion, or thank them, that gets noticed, and can make a difference in their priorities.

Vermont is blessed with a congressional delegation that has strongly supported progress on rail issues, and state leaders that have made rail a priority in allocating state and federal funds. Even so, it’s important to reach out to help them understand that investing in improved railroad infrastructure must continue to be a priority for Vermont and the U.S.  

You can:

  • Thank them for their past support of rail.
  • Ask what they’ve done lately to move the needle forward.
  • Let them know you expect action towards our VRAN-identified priorities to improve rail-based services in Vermont.
  • Ask them to accelerate progress on Vermont’s long list of pending rail improvements, including extending the Vermonter and Ethan Allen Express trains northward.

To learn more about how to support current VRAN projects and priorities, click here


Here are links to offer your views and comments online:

Senator Bernie Sanders: Click here to send a note to Sen. Sanders.

Senator Patrick Leahy: Click here to send a note to Sen. Leahy.
Congressman Peter Welch: Click here to send a note to Rep. Welch

Governor Phil Scott: Click here to contact the Governor. 


Mail and phone contacts for Vermont Congressional offices:

Sen. Bernie Sanders
1 Church Street, 2nd Floor
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(800) 339-9834 

Sen. Pat Leahy
199 Main Street, 4th Floor
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(800) 642-3193

Rep. Peter Welch
30 Main Street, Suite 350
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(888) 605-7270

Contacts for Key State Officials

Governor Phil Scott
109 State Street, Pavilion
Montpelier, VT 05609-0101
(802) 828-3333

Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation
VT Agency of Transportation
One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05633-5001
(802) 828-2657

Dan Delabruere, Rail Program Manager
VT Agency of Transportation
One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05633-5001
(802) 828-1331 

Contact Amtrak

Have a question, suggestion or concern about Amtrak’s Vermont trains, schedule, Vermont stations or on-board services? Click here to go to Amtrak’s ‘Contact Us’ page, or call (800) 872-7245.