Enthusiasm is building to renovate the Brattleboro train station, and to improve connections and to make enhancements to the multi-modal transit system. The station, located just steps from the center of downtown, provides a vital transportation link with Amtrak. NZV is participating in the work group, coordinated by VRAN. The town is excited about exploring ways to revitalize the station with Amtrak and others, as an economic driver for downtown and the greater region.
The groundwork has just begun, but the group now includes 21 members representing 19 different business, organizations, and government offices. There is an opportunity to improve how the station connects travelers to Brattleboro with the Vermont Agency of Transportation Rail Program expansion of rail travel within, and into, Vermont.
Other communities actively working in a volunteer capacity to make station improvements include Essex Junction and Northfield. NZV is supportive and encourages all communities to continue to promote public transit, ridesharing and vanpooling. Everything you need to know: http://www.connectingcommuters.org.