Vermont Agency of Transportation

A vicious circle? State wants safer rotary in Brattleboro

Responding to accident statistics and complaints about confusing traffic patterns, Vermont Agency of Transportation officials are planning changes for the busy two-lane rotary at Interstate 91 Exit 3.

VTrans: On the road

News Release — Vermont Agency of Transportation July 2, 2015 Contact: Brent Curtis [email protected] Judging by the campers on the road, strawberries for sale signs and last week’s parades and parties I would say summer is here. As you read about the number of projects going on, it is safe to say that road construction […]

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

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

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

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.