Vermont Agency of Transportation

Brian Searles: Getting the job done

Although many were involved, no one worked harder to make the recovery from Tropical Storm Irene successful than Sue Minter.

State awards $3.5 million for bike, pedestrian projects

Not everyone travels by car, the Transportation Agency’s bicycle and pedestrian program manager points out.

VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Grants Total $3.5m in 2016

News Release — Vermont Agency of Transportation October 5, 2016 Contact: Jon Kaplan, 802.828.0059, [email protected] Montpelier – The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is awarding $3.5 million in construction and planning grants for municipalities to improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. Cities and towns throughout the state are responding to ongoing interest in making downtowns and […]

Lawmakers approve $2.8 million trim of transportation budget

The spending rescission comes in light of lower revenue projections.

Feet do the talking as Pittsford highlights sidewalk woes

The town needs to repair its sidewalks now, but a major state upgrade of Route 7 that is to include resurfacing of the sidewalks is not scheduled until 2028.

Some call them capital offense, but Montpelier roads to be fixed

“We’ve dramatically underfunded our infrastructure for a long time,” says Mayor John Hollar. That’s changing and is due to culminate in major paving work within the next few years by the city and state.

Governor signs $612.6 million transportation bill

Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the annual bill that will fund the state’s roads, bridges, airports, railroads, highway safety programs, public transit facilities and more. Shumlin signed H.877 under a bridge in Waterbury on Thursday. The bill allocates $612.6 million in state and federal money to build and fix the state’s infrastructure as well as fund […]

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.