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Vermont Rail Advisory Council

The Vermont Rail Council was originally created by executive order in 1993 to provide advice to the Governor and the Agency of Transportation on rail issues. Governor James Douglas' Executive Order #13-03, dated August 5, 2003, established the Vermont Rail Advisory Council and designated its membership and duties anew. This new executive order supersedes Executive Order #08-01. Membership is drawn from owners of private rail industry, operators of state-owned railroads, freight shippers, environmental and economic development organizations, regional chambers of commerce, regional planning commissions, the House and Senate Transportation Committees, and travel and recreation organizations.

The Council meets quarterly.  All meetings are open to the public, and minutes are published on this website.

More information can be found at the State of Vermont Board and Commissions website.

Establishing Statute: EO 13-11

Description: The Council advises the Agency of Transportation on statewide rail issues, including enhancing freight railway service, examining existing rail passenger services and the availability of passenger station facilities. The Council also serves as a forum for those interested in rail-related issues.

Board Members
Joe Flynn  Secretary, Agency of Transportation, Chair

Allaire, David 
Andreasson, Chris 
Rep. Coffey, Sara 
Erenhouse, Joann  
Fowler, Carl  
Baker, Charles  
Hunter, Charles  
Moore, Charlie  
Moulton, Rick  
Whitman, Arthur  
Wulfson, David 


Next Meeting 1:00 - 3:00 PM on May 14th, 2024

This will be a hybrid meeting.

Location: Dill building - Room 135, 2178 Airport Rd, Barre, VT and Microsoft Teams.

Meeting Agenda

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Document: Handout 5/14/24 VRAC meeting
Amtrak Vermonter Ethan Allen Express Schedules Including Bussing

Document: Rail FY25 Governor Recommended Budget

Document: Council Meeting September 21st, 2023
PowerPoint Presentation on Storm Event July 10th, 2023

Latest DRAFT Meeting Minutes

Latest Approved Meeting Minutes

VRAC Archived Meeting Minutes