Obama Announces Funding for Rail Improvements
Vermont is one of several states that will receive funding to improve rail lines in an effort to create jobs through Obama’s Recovery Act. The Vermonter line is expected to get $50 million to upgrade track from St. Albans to Massachusetts. Another proposal to build rail from Burlington to New York City was rejected. Instead, the State will receive $500,000 to boost train service from Rutland to Albany, NY.
Thirty one states will benefit from the funding, which will lay the groundwork for high speed rail across the country.