If it costs nearly $100 million just to upgrade eight miles of track, what do you think it will cost to build up passenger rail infrastructure to the point where it is actually convenient and useful enough for a critical mass of people to realistically give up driving cars?
Vermont is going to get $55 million more in transportation funds than it may have gotten if federal money wasn’t restored for the nation’s transportation restoration and maintenance efforts.
“That’s why I am announcing a new proposal designed to rapidly phase out gas-powered vehicles and replace them with zero-emission, or ‘clean,’ vehicles like electric cars,” Schumer wrote after suggesting scientists agree that climate change represents an imminent threat to the U.S.
Attorney General T.J. Donovan’s decision to challenge a rollback of California’s greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards by the Trump administration has prompted a rebuke from Vermont activists.
Even though there is a criminal investigation being conducted into the construction of 15 bridges in southern Vermont, the state’s chief highway engineer said there is no danger to the people who travel across those bridges every day.
Vermont House Transportation Chair Curt McCormack, D-Burlington, plans to bike, walk or ride public transportation to visit the homes of every member of his committee before the Legislature reconvenes in January 2020.
New Hampshire’s highway network ranks 24th overall among the U.S. states for cost effectiveness and condition, according to the recently released Annual Highway Report policy study by the Reason Foundation.
A review of infrastructure and highway systems puts Vermont in the middle regarding the condition of its state roads and bridges, according to a new report from the Reason Foundation.
Taxpayers from all 50 states pay into the Highway Trust Fund when they fill their tanks with gas or diesel fuel. That sends billions of dollars a year to Washington, which then cuts checks to state governments in the form of infrastructure grants overseen by federal bureaucrats.
Beginning in earnest in 2006, climate change activists have succeeded in progressively shifting the emphasis of transportation policy toward reducing CO2 emissions and defeating climate change.
Remember the Champlain Flyer? That was Howard Dean’s commuter train that ran 13 miles from Charlotte to Burlington. After three years’ operation and spending $27 million, the little used Flyer was mothballed.