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rail http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/396/all en Middlebury rail bridges fix delayed until 2016 http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501middlebury-rail-bridges-fix-delayed-until-2016 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Citing surging cost estimates and a longer-than-anticipated construction timeframe, officials planning the replacement of Middlebury&rsquo;s two downtown railroad overpasses said the project is now slated to begin in 2016, rather than this spring.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27782">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501middlebury-rail-bridges-fix-delayed-until-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County construction Featured Middlebury rail Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:05:56 +0000 John Flowers 27782 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Extra $1 million pledged for new RR tunnel project http://www.addisonindependent.com/201309extra-1-million-pledged-new-rr-tunnel-project <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; State and federal authorities have found an additional $1 million to help fund a new concrete tunnel to replace the Main Street and Merchants Row railroad underpasses, which now leaves the town just $500,000 short of covering expenses for its preferred project option.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18935">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201309extra-1-million-pledged-new-rr-tunnel-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured Middlebury rail Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:59:27 +0000 Zach Despart 18935 at http://www.addisonindependent.com $9 million grant to upgrade western Vermont railroad tracks http://www.addisonindependent.com/2013099-million-grant-upgrade-western-vermont-railroad-tracks <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Ongoing efforts to upgrade Vermont&rsquo;s Western Corridor rail line for the resumption of passenger rail traffic got a big boost last week in the form of a $9 million federal grant that will fund 7 miles of welded rail and other projects between Rutland and Middlebury.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18832">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/2013099-million-grant-upgrade-western-vermont-railroad-tracks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont grant rail Vermont Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:04:46 +0000 John McCright 18832 at http://www.addisonindependent.com State commits to passenger rail through Middlebury by 2017 http://www.addisonindependent.com/201210state-commits-rail-route-through-middlebury-2017 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13824" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201210state-commits-rail-route-through-middlebury-2017"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/rail story chriscole.thumbnail.jpg" alt="rail story chriscole.jpg" title="rail story chriscole.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CHRIS COLE </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Vermont will proceed with sufficient rail improvements to re-establish passenger train traffic along its western corridor from Rutland through Middlebury to Burlington by 2017, and the state will proceed on that track regardless of the prospects for federal funding.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13825">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201210state-commits-rail-route-through-middlebury-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured Middlebury rail Thu, 25 Oct 2012 15:10:13 +0000 John Flowers 13825 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Three pitches; three home runs http://www.addisonindependent.com/201210three-pitches-three-home-runs <p> Middlebury received a bushel basket full of good economic news this week in three announcements: Vermont Hard Cider, LLC was bought by a global Irish company that will strengthen the company in its effort to stay atop the national hard cider market and expand its operations and job growth here in Middlebury; the Vermont Transportation Department announced it will finance the Western Corridor rail project without waiting for federal assistance and have it completed by 2017; and the town of Middlebury was given control of managing the railroad tunnel project that will rebuild the overpasses </p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13804">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201210three-pitches-three-home-runs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial business Middlebury rail Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:27:32 +0000 angelo 13804 at http://www.addisonindependent.com City rail depot may move at last http://www.addisonindependent.com/201108city-rail-depot-may-move-last <p class="Bodycopy"> VERGENNES &mdash; The long-planned move of the roughly 160-year-old former Vergennes railroad station to the Ferrisburgh commuter lot erected by the Agency of Transportation (VTrans) may finally happen this fall.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> According to recent VTrans emails, some provided by City Manager Mel Hawley, VTrans and Department of Buildings and General Services (BGS) officials are putting finishing touches on plans on which contractors could submit bids.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8880">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201108city-rail-depot-may-move-last" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes rail Mon, 15 Aug 2011 16:00:20 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 8880 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Middlebury to host railroad fans http://www.addisonindependent.com/201104middlebury-host-railroad-fans <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7768" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201104middlebury-host-railroad-fans"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/railroad5894.thumbnail.jpg" alt="railroad5894.jpg" title="railroad5894.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HANS RAUM, CURATOR of Middlebury College’s Vermont Collection, looks through some of the Rutland Railroad memorabilia stored in a special archive in the college library. Railroad enthusiasts will be in Middlebury this weekend for an annual convention. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Train enthusiasts from throughout New England will chug into Middlebury this weekend to celebrate the rich history of one of Vermont&rsquo;s most prominent railroad systems.</p> <p> The draw is the 25th annual convention of the Rutland Railroad Historical Society (RRHS), which takes place this Saturday and Sunday at the Middlebury Inn.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> RUTLAND &mdash; There was a pro-rail rally in Rutland on Monday in honor of a federal official who came to see just how enthusiastic area and state business and government leaders were about the prospect of rail in the state&rsquo;s western corridor.</p> <p> They were pretty enthusiastic.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7476">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201103railroad-lobby-picks-steam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont rail transportation Thu, 31 Mar 2011 18:00:23 +0000 Andrew Stein 7476 at http://www.addisonindependent.com