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Burlington-to-Albany bus service to resume June 9

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Bus service between Burlington and New York's capital will resume June 9 after a nine-year absence.

The Vermont Agency of Transportation says Vermont Translines will also offer service between Rutland and White River Junction and on to Hanover, New Hampshire.

The Burlington-to-Albany service will run through Bennington and Rutland. The new routes will provide connections to other intercity bus services serving New York City, Boston and Montreal.

Would-be riders have been without service down the western side of Vermont from Burlington to Albany since Vermont Transit ended the route in 2005.

"Public transit is essential to many Vermonters, and a strong system is in the best interests of the state," Gov. Peter Shumlin said.

Premier Coach is a Vermont company that will operate Vermont Translines.

The new routes are funded by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration.

A ride from Burlington to Albany, through Rutland, Manchester and Bennington, costs about $32. Service from Rutland to Hanover will cost about $10.

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