Vermont Agency of Transportation

VTrans and ACCD award Strong Communities, Better Connections Grants

In a new collaboration to support vibrant community centers and increase town and regional transportation options, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) are pleased to announce the Strong Communities, Better Connections Pilot Grant Program has funded three projects that help align land use planning and community revitalization efforts with transportation investments.

In This State: For state snowplow drivers, life in the cab is a rough adventure

VTrans snowplow driver Mike Bride

Keeping state roads and the interstate cleared in winter takes a small army of big orange trucks. It’s a rough job short on sleep and leaves drivers with many snowy and icy tales to tell.

Massachusetts migrant advocacy group says Vermont DMV personnel may be tipping off immigration service

Migrant workers hold up signs depicting Vermont driver's licenses at a bill-signing Wednesday in Montpelier that allows them to obtain "operator’s privilege cards" so they can drive in the state with or without documentation. Photo by Alicia Freese/VTDigger

Sue Minter, the secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation told the Reformer there has been no effort by VTrans or the DMV to turn over undocumented workers to federal agents.

Gov. Shumlin, AOT Secretary Searles, local officials and lawmakers cut ribbon on new Morristown Alternate Truck Route

Gov. Peter Shumlin today joined Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) Sec. Brian Searles and officials, legislators, local government officials and business leaders in celebrating the opening of the Morristown Alternate Truck Route.

Construction begins on I-89 Waterbury bridges

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) announced that construction will begin on the I-89 Bridges, located at Exit 10 on I-89 in Waterbury.

$891,697 awarded under Farm Bill for economic and community development in northern Vermont

Vermont’s congressional delegation — Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Representative Peter Welch (D) – and Governor Peter Shumlin (D) Thursday announced that the State will receive $891,679 in Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) funds for economic development projects in Northern Vermont. This is a $400,000 increase over funds awarded in Vermont last year.

Vermont Travel Recreation Council trending topic: Easing construction congestion during foliage season

A Vermont Travel Recreation Council (TRC) Trending Topics guest speaker from the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) recently delivered insights on the plans for major construction projects in the Mad River Valley, Stowe, and Waterbury regions.

$100M in Vermont highway projects stalled

Agency of Transportation worker

The highway trust fund is running out of money and Congress is wrangling over a bailout. If the money doesn’t come through by Aug. 1, Vermont will have to cut 38 construction projects this year.

Fish & Wildlife and VTrans partner to save snakes

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has partnered with the Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation and the Vermont Agency of Transportation to provide habitat for a rare snake species near a truck weigh station on Interstate 91 in Guilford.

Vermont official warns U.S. Senate panel: Don’t let transportation funding run out

Testifying at the invitation of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Vermont Agency of Transportation Deputy Secretary Sue Minter warned a Senate panel today that a looming shortfall in federal transportation funding could put people out of work in Vermont and “tip the balance of our fragile economic recovery.”

ACTR to assume management of Stagecoach

Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) was recently asked by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) to provide management services for Stagecoach Transportation Services Inc. (Stagecoach) based in Randolph, VT.

Transportation Board schedules six public hearings

The Vermont Transportation Board this fall will hold six public hearings at various locations around the state for the purpose of gathering public comment about transportation-related issues that face the State of Vermont.

Archaeological Discoveries on the Missisquoi Delta: Linking the Past to the Present

In celebration of Vermont Archaeology Month in September, the Northeast Archaeology Research Center and the Vermont Agency of Transportation welcomes all to events at the Route 78 Archaeology Project in Swanton, Vermont.

Facing climate change: How green are we?

Floodwaters from Irene tore away sections of roadway on Route 100. such as this section in Lower Granville. VTD/Josh Larkin

Vermont’s annual carbon emissions are 4 percent more than the state’s 1990 levels, a far cry from the state’s goal of 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2012.

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