In the rush to finish up the 108th Congress, lawmakers passed an enormous domestic spending bill. It measured more than three feet tall on the House floor. Deep inside the bill was $1.9 million for a train transportation center in Bellows Falls.
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy secured the money to improve access to the Green Mountain Railroad, to bus service and to Amtrak. But the bill also contained a disappointment for Amtrak.
(To hear the story, click on the “Listen” icon.)