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lordsigma12345 wrote: ↑Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:00 am I would imagine it's a combination of COVID safety concerns of travelers entering the state and fiscal concerns at the state level. As Mr. Norman said Vermont subsidizes a relatively large amount of rail service for such a small state population wise. Given the unknowns of what sort of federal relief funding states were going to get and how COVID was going to impact state tax receipts and finances and the fact that the train would have been running with much lower ridership (which increases costs to the state) I can understand why Vermont, which is a much smaller state with a smaller tax base than some of these other states that have continued service, chose to outright cancel service. It would seem though that sometime in May or June is probably the time to bring it back if they are going to.I'd assumed that fiscal considerations were probably predominant, to be honest.