The Vermont Rail Action Network is a team and a citizen's movement, which means your participation is critical. If you believe that Vermont would be better with more trains (and less road vehicle pollution) then we need your voice, your hands and your gumption.
We'd like to make a place for everybody's individual contribution, so please contact us and let us know your interest. Call at (802) 579-3394 or use the volunteer sign-up form (click here).
To start your thoughts, here are some volunteer crews we are planning on organizing:
- Local service on projects to improve train service
- Distributing Timetables and Flyers
- Outreach at Events & Gatherings
- Legislative Education
- Station and on-board "Train Hosts"
- Letters to the Editor & Media Outreach
- Writing team for the newsletter, website and material
- Mailing list maintenance
From time to time we'll send action alerts, asking _everyone_ to contact their legislator or otherwise make their voice heard when the timing is critical. Sometimes this will mean well-timed phone calls and e-mails. Occasionally, there will be meetings.
Almost important as taking action is learning, so consider signing up for the e-newsletter (sign up at left) and keeping an ear to rail news as one way of being an engaged citizen.
We're now organizing local groups of volunteers who will work together on projects to improve rail service at each station. Groups are starting in Rutland, Bellows Falls, Bennington/Manchester Randolph and Essex Junction.
We also have a special wish list for donations of specific services and items.