- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) - Residents in the northwest Vermont town of Shelburne are seeking details about a proposed rail facility along the LaPlatte River.

Town officials have claimed that they’ve been left in the dark and know very little about the project. The Burlington Free Press reports (http://bfpne.ws/1PEhUj1 ) that Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson apologized to residents on Tuesday for “miscommunications’ regarding the facility.

The railroad purchased a 32-acre lot near Shelburne Village last month. About 19 acres of the property will be dedicated to the project.

A railroad lawyer says the construction of a recreation path and extra plantings along the river are among benefits the town could see if the depot was constructed.

Wulfson says a state-administered federal stormwater permit to begin construction is expected to be granted within days.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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