Our Trains, Our Future

The Vermont Rail Action Network works to modernize and upgrade Vermont’s railroads for better passenger and freight services. VRAN seeks to improve the environment and to ensure the economic viability of Vermont by expanding access to cost-effective rail transportation.


Save the Date VRAN ReceptionVRAN Reception

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Where: Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
(The Montpelier Room)
100 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Tickets: FREE (Donations accepted online & at the door)
RSVP is not mandatory to attend, though encouraged. 

Hor d'oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. 




Communities See Brighter Future with Rail! 

 Come join Vermont Rail Action Network as we celebrate and share the work being done to help promote passenger and freight rail in Vermont. 

Over the past year, we have seen a growing interest in the AllEarth Community Rail Project, which is working towards connecting Vermont cities and towns with its fleet of Budd cars. We are continuing to work with Amtrak in order to connect their ridership to our communities through better signage and a volunteer station host program. We have been developing and expanding our outreach to see where there are commercial adjacent properties that could provide growth and opportunity for Vermont businesses. And most importantly, YOU! We are working towards mobilizing and growing our membership to help support and contribute to expanding transportation opportunities in the state of Vermont! 

We hope to see you on April 9th! 

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We're inviting you to become a member of the Vermont Rail Action Network. As a member, you support our mission and organization. Members also get a VRAN I'd Rather be on the Train' bumper sticker, and a discount for tickets to  our gala  Annual Dinner. 




Rail in Vermont is expanding

Vermont is on the cusp of implementing significant rail expansions. Add your voice to help us keep our elected officials aware of public support for Vermont’s railroad use goals.

Rail use can improve the lives of everyone who lives and works in Vermont—even those who have never set foot on a train. How? Good question! Visit our page on the benefits of rail in Vermont for some answers.

All transportation in America depends upon public investment.  Public investment depends upon our elected representatives, who act based on their perceptions of public support.  It is important to make your voice heard.

Here’s what you can do:

Freight by Rail: Get On Board

See how freight rail investments help communities across the country -- supporting jobs, cleaner skies and a stronger economy. 

Improving Passenger Rail
VRAN works with community leaders to make our train stations more welcoming and create better connections to local transit.

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Rebuilding Our Rail Infrastructure
VRAN helps bring new federal and state investments to Vermont to improve rail lines, bridges, road crossings, and stations.