Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement on New Amtrak Passenger Train Service to Burlington

Burlington, Vt. – Mayor Miro Weinberger issued the following statement today regarding the official announcement that Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express train will begin passenger rail service to Burlington on July 29:

“Very soon, we will be able to climb aboard a train in downtown Burlington, and arrive in New York City in time for dinner. This long-desired service will give a boost to our economic recovery at a critical time, and give travelers a new, lower-carbon connection to New York and the rest of the Amtrak system.

“Local, state and federal officials have been working to reestablish this vital transportation link for decades. I am grateful to our congressional delegation and multiple governors for prioritizing this transportation investment for years, and to Vermont Rail, Lake Champlain Transportation and Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn for working closely with the City to resolve residents’ concerns about Amtrak overnighting in Burlington that threatened to delay this day further. Finally, I applaud Public Works Director Chapin Spencer, City Engineer Norm Baldwin and the rest of the City team that worked very hard for years to make today’s announcement possible.”


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