*+-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.
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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.
*+-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.
*+-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.
*+-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.
*+-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.”
*+-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.
*+-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.
*+-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.