You're invited for the 2018 edition of Vermont Rail Action Network's Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration.

This year's theme: 'I'd Rather Be On the Train!' With the recent arrival of 12 self-powered Rail Diesel Cars in Vermont, enabling reliable and affordable regional rail service for commuters, there is much to celebrate. Two of AllEarth Rail's recently renovated Budd RDC's will be parked on the RR tracks behind the hotel.  We will host a cocktail hour onboard the RDC's starting at 4:30p.

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Join rail industry and community leaders, railroad employees, shippers and rail supporters from around the region for Vermont's premier rail event of the year.  All participants will receive a new VRAN 'I'd rather be on the train' bumper sticker (pictured above).

Event details:

Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
100 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602


Featured speakers will include US Sec. of Transportation Elaine Chao (invited), US Senator Patrick Leahy (invited), and Vermont Gov. Phil Scott.  Awards will be presented to Vermont's top rail advocates of the year.

Please join us for an evening of networking and fun with delicious food, live music from a swing jazz band, and awards. Come raise a glass to the coming Golden Age of passenger rail in Vermont! 

Paid members who have joined VRAN at the individual level of $35 or above can claim a $10 discount to tickets for this event. Join now to claim your $10 discount.

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