The governor, along with Green Mountain Power, announced two electric buses have replaced two diesel-fueled buses in Rutland County through the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund. The Marble Valley Regional Transit District is the beneficiary of the new buses.
The Ethan Allen Express train extends service beyond the current line’s terminus in Rutland and continues north to Vergennes and Burlington. It currently travels from New York City to Rutland, via Albany, New York, and Castleton. Service in Middlebury is anticipated sometime in 2022.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Wednesday announced that the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act, which today passed out of the Environment and Public Works Committee, will include nearly $1.4 billion for Vermont’s roads, bridges, and transit systems.
The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) is pouring almost $1 million into a study that is about halfway done, devoted to examining how to better design the Interstate 89 corridor through Chittenden County.
There is a bill currently before the House Transportation Committee that any Vermonter who has routinely experienced a miles-long, tooth-rattling ride over pot holes and frost heaves should be concerned about.
In response to uncertain FY 2021 state transportation revenues, the House Transportation Committee on Wednesday discussed a proposal to approve a full year of transportation spending but allocate only enough money for three or four months.
State transportation officials expect a new federal infrastructure bill will soon deliver a large influx of federal transportation money to Vermont.
The state of Vermont is changing its fleet over to electric vehicles and hybrids, but little is known about how much it will cost taxpayers, or how the vehicles will perform in New England’s cold climate.
As New Hampshire faces declining highway funds stemming from a decrease in gas tax revenue, lawmakers have been considering higher vehicle registration fees to offset the losses.
If the end goal is to reduce the carbon footprint that exists in Rutland today, why not use the funds from VDEC and Efficiency Vermont for a better alternative — the weatherization of Rutland homes?
A new report from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government says cars are bad, bad, bad for the economy. How bad? In Massachusetts alone, the study says, the “car culture” costs residents $64 billion per year.
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?