Vermont Agency of Transportation

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.

$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.