VERMONT RAIL ACTION NETWORK

Promoting the revitalization of Vermont's rail network for passengers and freight

aka VRAN   |   Rutland, VT   |  http://www.railvermont.org

Mission

Since 1972, VRAN has advocated for the modernization and revitalization of the Vermont rail network for passengers and freight. Our goal is to strengthen Vermont's economic climate by improving rail infrastructure, and expand the availability of cost-effective rail transportation.

VRAN works with diverse stakeholders including rail freight haulers and shippers, Amtrak, public transit providers, state and federal agencies, elected officials, community leaders, rail entrepreneurs and the public to educate and advocate for the cause of railroads, and to promote the expansion of rail-based services.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Christopher Parker

Main address

PO Box 6094

Rutland, VT 05701 USA

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EIN

26-3544394

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Advocacy to Expand and Modernize Rail Services

Mobilize Vermonters, legislators, policymakers and industry leaders to strengthen Vermont’s economic climate by improving rail infrastructure, and expand the availability of cost-effective, modern rail transport options in Vermont.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Promote existing & new passenger rail services and advantages of shipping freight by rail as cost-effective, environmentally low-impact and convenient options to move people and freight.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Create and strengthen public-private partnerships and volunteer engagement to promote the expansion of passenger rail services in VT, and enhance trackside economic development opportunities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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Financials

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VERMONT RAIL ACTION NETWORK

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
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Board chair

Lee Khan

Permitting Partners

Term: 2011 - 2021

Brad Worthen

VT Rail Link

Charlie Moore

All Earth Rail

David Allaire

City of Rutland, VT

Debra Sachs

NetZero Vermont

Lee Khan

Permitting Partners

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No