Current Advocacy

Come Back, Amtrak!

Let's get Amtrak moving again in Vermont.

Regional Commuter Rail

Vermont can run rural-scale low-impact trains to Saint Albans, Middlebury and Montpelier.

Freight Connections

Ensure that Vermont railroads and freight customers have good connections to regional markets and railroads.

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.

Become a Member Today

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:

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.


Rail in the lives and hearts of Vermonters