Vermont Agency of Transportation

Blittersdorf spends $5M on rail cars, envisioning commuter train

The energy developer advocates a “Vermont way” of doing rail for less money, using refurbished secondhand equipment.

Vote to leave Missisquoi causeway in place proves divisive

Planners want to use an available $4 million in ways they say would more effectively address water pollution. An environmental group calls that a misuse of the funds.

$60M Brattleboro interstate bridge to open in March

The state Agency of Transportation pegs March 13 as the day when northbound traffic will begin traveling over a new, long-delayed I-91 bridge.

Resolution looks to shame New Hampshire into fixing bridge

Lawmakers are renewing a push for reopening of the Vilas Bridge in Bellows Falls. They say New Hampshire, which owns most of it, has demonstrated “wanton neglect.”

Bill takes aim at controversial salt brine use on roads

Transportation officials call the substance a key tool in keeping roads safe and say it isn’t harmful. Critics blame it for corrosion on cars and want it banned.

Charlotte covered bridge restoration keeps history alive

“The continuity of having the bridge here is important for our historic past,” said the president of the Charlotte Historical Society. The restoration, funded largely with federal money, was celebrated Sunday.

Bennington airport to close at least 90 days for runway project

A member of the nonprofit group overseeing the facility worried the closure might hurt attempts to attract a private operator again. A transportation official said planned upgrades should help that effort.

Middlebury rail project delayed by lawsuit

The decision to lower the rail bed has been a point of contention.

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.