Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Vermont loses out on high-speed rail grant; state may use “Jeffords” earmark instead

Despite the Shumlin administration’s best efforts, the third time wasn’t the charm for the Amtrak western corridor project. The U.S. Department of Transportation passed over Vermont’s most recent bid for $83 million in funding for track improvements that would have enabled the state to offer high-speed passenger rail service from Burlington to Rutland. The western corridor is now used for freight and must be upgraded for passenger service. Continued

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