Vermont Agency of Transportation

VTrans shows ‘resilience’ app in development

Computer simulations using maps and data determine potential problems for different communities. The hope is to improve flood-hazard mitigation.

Bennington area to get long-sought link via new bus service

A new, state-supported bus service linking the Bennington-Manchester area with the Amtrak rail station in Rensselaer, New York, is slated to come online in 2017. In Rensselaer, riders can make connections to travel south, north and west, and into Albany.

Middlebury bridge replacement raises business concerns

Most of downtown would be inaccessible by car during one summer while the state replaces two spans with a railroad tunnel. A lawyer for opponents argues the state has ignored alternatives.

After delays, $60 million I-91 bridge project nears milestone

As a contractor prepares to join two sections of a new Interstate 91 bridge in Brattleboro, state officials say they’ve also resolved their differences with the company and will save nearly $1.4 million as a result.

Nonprofit aims to make Bennington airport financially viable

The group has a two-year agreement to operate the state airport. Plans include attracting more events and group activities and building revenue from services.

State looking at impacts as it charts passenger rail growth

The Vermont Transportation Board is seeking public input on the future of rail transport in the state. Ridership has increased, and the state is hoping to continue that trend.

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.