Vermont Agency of Transportation

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

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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.

Shumlin-brokered compromise transportation package breezes by House and Senate in same day

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Once the governor signs the bill, the new tax will go into effect by May 1.

Senate backs gas and diesel tax hike, calling it necessary evil

Sen. Richard Mazza, D-Chittenden-Grand Isle, chairs the Senate Transportation Committee. Photo by Roger Crowley

In a 23-5 vote, Vermont Senate approves 7.5 cent per gallon tax on gas Friday; tax set to take effect on May 1.

Margolis: “Prius Tax,” rebuffed in the House, has support in the Senate

Sen. Richard Mazza, D-Chittenden-Grand Isle, chairs the Senate Transportation Committee. Photo by Roger Crowley

Sen. Richard Mazza, the Democrat who chairs the Senate Transportation Committee, also said he was “interested in it, because we have to be interested in it.”

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