VTrans estimates it would cost between $300 and $361 million to get the project off the ground. This amount would include stations, equipment and other improvements.
“There'd be certain improvements to the rail line, we'd have to make some connections and we'd have to build some passing track in a couple of places," says VTrans Planning Coordinator, Scott Bascom. "You'd have to buy train sets, 6 or 7 train sets."
The Vermont Agency of Transportation estimates operational costs, meaning labor and maintenance, would run between $5 and $9 million.
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