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Legislature Approves Western Corridor's Federal TIGER grant.
22 November 2013
Legislative approval is necessary because the award (and the required state match) will change the previously approved 2014 state budget. The approval will allow the state to proceed with engineering and purchase of welded rail before the budget is officially amended.
Your humble correspondent had the pleasure of attending the celebrative 2013 Annual Meeting of the Vermont Rail Action Network which was held in the Hotel Coolidge in downtown White River Junction, across the street and tracks from the historic passenger station used by Amtrak and the Green Mountain Flyer.
Sell-Out VRAN Annual Meeting with Governor and Special Train Has Roar For Rail!
24 October 2013
A special train operated by Genesee & Wyoming's New England Central Railroad using equipment offered by Iowa Pacific and the Vermont Rail System brought Vermont Rail Action Network supporters from the state capital to the historic Coolidge Hotel in White River Junction for their annual meeting at which Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin received the Jim Jeffords Award for Rail Advocate of the Year and photographer Kevin Burkholder received the Herb Odgen award for rail advocacy work.