Burlington Amtrak: Overnight Storage Study
The CCRPC, City of Burlington, and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) are collaborating on a study to identify an overnight storage and servicing location for the future Amtrak passenger train, in the greater Burlington area. The train service will be an extension north from Rutland of the Ethan Allen Express and is expected to start running in 2020.
Consultant VHB has been hired to undertake the work which will identify potential locations and evaluate impacts and benefits related to rail operations, vehicle access to the train and other Amtrak needs. Also considered will be impacts to public and private rights-of-way, accessibility to area transportation facilities, permitting requirements, along with visual and noise issues. The study will also identify the necessary next steps in capital and operational improvements to facilitate the overnight storage of the train at the preferred location.
At the November 15th Burlington Public Works Commission, four alternative sites were presented. See below.
SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON:
- Commission Meeting Presentation (11/15/17) » | uploaded 12/7/17
- October 12, 2017 Meeting Materials (10/12/17) » | uploaded 2/15/18
- Amtrak’s Draft Burlington Siting Criteria Sheet (9/25/17) » | uploaded 2/15/18
- Project Kick-Off Meeting Notes (8/24/17) » | uploaded 2/15/18
- Scope of Work (7/3/17) » | uploaded 2/15/18
Please check back as this will be updated soon to include another potential site and noise analyses for all sites.
For more information, please contact Peter Keating, CCRPC Senior Transportation Planner, at (802) 846-4490 x *14.
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