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Renovations begin for Habitat for Aviation, new education program near Franklin County State Airport

St Albans Messenger 09 Aug 2022
The old building exists on the property of Franklin County State Airport, which belongs to the State of Vermont ... He was especially interested, she said, in how the project would ensure the legacy of George Coy, owner of Fly Vermont and Harbor Freight Fellowship mentor.

Notice of Public Comment Vermont Freight Plan Update

Times Argus 05 Aug 2022
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT VERMONT FREIGHT PLAN UPDATE The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is amending the Vermont Freight Plan to address new State Freight Plan requirements included ...

Full steam ahead: Amtrak departs Burlington for New York City for first time in nearly ...

Milton Independent 30 Jul 2022
"I know many Vermonters, including Marcelle and me, are excited to have the Ethan Allen return," he said ... Hessinger, Director, Freight and Passenger Bureau, New York State Department of TransportationDick Mazza, Vermont Senate Transportation ChairDiane Lanpher, Vermont House Transportation ChairSelden Houghton, President of Vermont Rail System.

First responders prepare for Amtrak in Middlebury

Addison County Independent 09 Jun 2022
Almost 100 firefighters, police officers, and medical responders have participated in trainings by Amtrak and Vermont Rail System in April, May and last November. MATT YOUNG OF Vermont Rail System demonstrates safety features of a fuel oil freight car at Addison County Fire Association’s Regional Fire School in April.

City gets $300k to beautify train station

Rutland Herald 12 Apr 2022
The city is preparing to move forward with a facelift around the Amtrak station as Amtrak gets ready to extend service ... The big picture is how to improve transit service in northwestern Vermont." ... "We could look at food freight at Vermont Farmers Food Center, how we ship fresh foods," he said. ....

Championship Saturday: Breaking down all 15 conference title games with automatic NCAA Tournament bids at stake

Independent Record 12 Mar 2022
By Mike Szvetitz and Gerry Ahern FrontPageBets ... America East. No. 1 Vermont vs. No. 2 UMBC. Tipoff. 11 a.m. TV. ESPN2. Line. Vermont -15.5, -110; UMBC +15.5, -110. O/U. 143 (-110) ... With its big two of Ryan Davis and Ben Shungu carrying the freight, Vermont should cruise past the Retrievers (18-13) to its fourth NCAA appearance under coach John Becker ... Vermont ... No.

Follow along with FrontPageBets: 15 NCAA Tournament bids on the line Saturday

The Buffalo News 10 Mar 2022
By Mike Szvetitz and Gerry Ahern FrontPageBets ... Fifteen conference tournament titles are up for grabs Saturday, with another five slated Sunday ... America East ... 1 Vermont vs ... With its big two of Ryan Davis and Ben Shungu carrying the freight, Vermont should cruise past the Retrievers (18-13) to its fourth NCAA appearance under coach John Becker ... Vermont.

To replace or to rehabilitate: A bridge between two states

Union Leader 21 Feb 2022
Route 2 over the Connecticut River connecting Lancaster to Guildhall, Vermont ... Route 2 in this region is a significant freight corridor heavily used by the timber harvesting industry ... This bridge was jointly owned by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) and Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans).

As CSX purchase of Pan Am Railway gets federal hearing; MassDOT moves to secure access ...

Union Leader 10 Jan 2022
Pan Am maintains and operates freight trains on the state-owned tracks, which are also used by Valley Flyer trains connecting Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield, and Amtrak’s Vermonter ... it the power to diminish competition among freight carriers in New England.

Contractor picked for Charlestown road project that’s closed Route 12 for months

The Keene Sentinel 29 Nov 2021
CHARLESTOWN — The state of New Hampshire has awarded a Vermont firm a $2.64 million contract to reconstruct a short stretch of Route 12 in Charlestown that has been closed since midsummer, but work may not be completed until the spring ... Daily usage of the tracks includes two to four freight trains and the twice-daily Amtrak Vermonter ... .

This is a list of Portland’s most imperiled historic places

Bangor Daily News 22 Nov 2021
Greater Portland Landmarks revealed its sixth list Thursday night during an annual meeting ... For almost 100 years its engines and cars rolled west through New Hampshire and Vermont. Passenger service on the scenic run ended in 1958, and freight trains stopped rolling after Guilford Transportation (now Pan Am Railways) acquired it in the 1980s ... ....

Learn about Vergennes truck bypass on Nov. 4

Addison County Independent 04 Nov 2021
VERGENNES — In advance of a major public forum set for the evening of Nov ... 25 meeting ... Looking at the burden the city faces of handling the through truck traffic and “protecting the economic vitality of downtown Vergennes.” Maintaining freight service in Vermont while “thinking of its connection of land use” and considering “land use vision.” ... 4 ... ....

There’s amazon prime, and then there’s shipping by schooner

Indian Express 14 Sep 2021
The Vermont Sail Freight project raised $13,000 on Kickstarter in 2013 for its first cargo expedition but folded two years later, lacking sufficient funds ... In Europe, some climate-aware sail freight operators have managed to stay afloat for more than a decade.

A Hudson River merchant sailing ship is bringing goods to Red Hook again after 100 years

Democratic Underground 21 May 2021
Merrett was first inspired by the Vermont Sail Freight Project, which sailed down the Hudson River in 2013 and 2014, loaded with fresh Vermont farm goods, demonstrating the potential for river cargo. These efforts tie in with the growing international sail freight movement, committed to developing carbon neutral shipping.

Group raising money to help preserve Vermont train station

Times Argus 14 Mar 2021
(AP) — The 130-year-old former train station in the northern Vermont town of Enosburg Falls is getting a facelift. The building that once served as a freight and passenger line depot needs a new shingle roof and ...

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