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Better connect New York and Vermont via rail

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Better rail service is a goal of the federal government and many states, including New York. But rail makes more sense in some places than others — i.e. in places where the basic infrastructure already exists, where there are population centers fairly close together, and where there is a history of people using the train. Places like the New York-Western Vermont corridor, which has plenty of potential for rail but is currently underserved. Since early ...

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December 26, 2012
9:57 p.m.

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Has the Gazette ever advocated something that is NOT a colassal waste of money? You talk about the feds funding this like federal dollars come from someplace other than our pockets. And if it's so needed, why on earth does it need to be subsidized? This ranks right up there with the many bridges to nowhere.
You won't be happy until we've all lost our unique identities and are squeezed like sardines into utilitarian transport vessels like some backward third world ghetto with you beautiful people ensconced at the head of the politburo.
We're a society of free individuals, and our ability to move about as we wish, by our own transportaion methods is one of the primary forces behind our freedom. It goes against logic to force on us unwanted archaic ideas, create another bottomless beauracracy, and use the coercive force of taxation to give birth to this monster.