Petition to create a train stop at South Royalton, Vermont
U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
U.S. Congressman Peter Welch
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin
Vermont Senator John Campbell
Vermont Senator Richard McCormark
Vermont Senator Alice Nitka
Vermont Representative Sarah Buxton
Mr. Joseph H. Boardman, President and CEO of National Railroad Passenger Corporation, AMTRAK
We, the undersigned, students at Vermont Law School, claim for your support of the project to create a train stop at South Royalton, Vermont, because we consider it brings enormous benefits for us, the locals of the area and for our dear Law School.
While Vermont Law School began operations in 1973, we are not able to get here by train. We see the train pass by, without stopping. Given our famous environmental law program and knowing that the train is a more environmentally friendly system of transportation, we are troubled that the train does not stop here.
We need it; our families need it; the locals of Royalton, South Royalton and Bethel need it. Our school needs it.
If the train stops in South Royalton, friends and relatives can visit us. Tourists can visit the area encouraging trade and the creation of jobs. More students can to join us at the School. We can “carry” Vermont Law School elsewhere. Something very important that we can push is create an Itinerant Legal Clinic . We can ride the train to many places in Vermont to handle cases and return on the train. Because this is the only law school in our state and we must make it known, loved and respected in every corner. The train can help us do that.
On April 30th, 1902 South Royalton welcomed President Theodore Roosevelt to town. In the photo taken that day,we can see the “South Royalton Train Station,” which today is a bank.1968 was the last time the train loaded and unloaded passengers at the “South Royalton Train Station.”