BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A consulting firm says a plan for passenger rail service in southwestern Vermont is expected to be done by next fall.
The firm, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc., has been commissioned to do a New York-Vermont passenger rail study. Senior Project ManagerDavid Wilcock tells the Bennington Banner there were six options, but some have been ruled out due to costs. One of the routes considered too expensive is service between Albany and Rensselaer counties in New York and Rutland County in Vermont.
Costa Pappis, rail planner for the Vermont Agency of Transportation, says the timing for rail service coming to the area will be dependent upon federal funding.