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.
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The decision to lower the rail bed has been a point of contention.
Computer simulations using maps and data determine potential problems for different communities. The hope is to improve flood-hazard mitigation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Although many were involved, no one worked harder to make the recovery from Tropical Storm Irene successful than Sue Minter.
Not everyone travels by car, the Transportation Agency’s bicycle and pedestrian program manager points out.
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 […]
The spending rescission comes in light of lower revenue projections.
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.
“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.