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By SUSAN ALLEN TIMES ARGUS STAFF - Published: November 23, 2009
MONTPELIER – A proposal to run trains carrying granite waste from Barre through downtown Montpelier has spurred Mayor Mary Hooper to call a special City Council meeting for Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m., to allow members and the public to comment on the plan.
The proposal, which would mean a huge boost in traffic on the little-used rail line, was discussed Thursday at a meeting coordinated by the Barre Partnership. Under the plan, the additional train service would move Rock of Ages' waste material from the quarry site down a 13-mile stretch of existing track to the Montpelier Junction railway station, where it would be moved onto the existing train route for transport to a potential buyer, Hooper said Sunday.