Vermont: Rutland to Burlington by rail in 4 years

May 9, 2016

By Staff, The Barre Montpelier Times Argus

BURLINGTON  — The final leg of a $26.5 million rail improvement plan to restore passenger service between Rutland and Burlington could begin later this summer, but the state of Vermont has ordered  the “Golden Spike” symbolic as the final nail used in long-sought transportation projects.Website Insert Faster is Better copy

The rail project is expected to take up to four years to complete, but Vermont Transportation Secretary Chris Cole provided golden spikes to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg who came to Vermont to promote the project on Friday.

Cole told Foxx, who said he had proposed to his wife in Vermont years ago, that he was expected to bring his golden spike back to Burlington in four years when the project is complete.

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