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?
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.