Tag Archives: VTrans

State News
December 22, 2015

$1.1 billion allocated to Vermont in Transportation Bill

On Dec. 2, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced that a five-year, $305 billion transportation bill agreement reached Tuesday by House and Senate negotiators will deliver nearly $1.1 billion to Vermont to improve the state’s roadways.

The passage of the new Federal Transportation Bill, known as the…

Local News
December 9, 2015

VTrans lags in connecting public transit services

By C.B. Hall, VTDigger.org

Every year the state of Vermont spends $6.5 million to operate two Amtrak trains and $6 million to support local bus operations, but the state, Amtrak and local companies have yet to establish connections between trains and buses, despite calls to…

News Briefs
November 11, 2015

VTrans is hiring

Offers signing bonuses of up to $1,000 for plow drivers and mechanics

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is offering additional incentives to help recruit frontline maintenance workers and mechanics this season. From now through Dec. 31, newly hired plow drivers and mechanics who already…

Local News
October 2, 2015

Bicycle-pedestrian grants awarded in the Rutland Region

Federally-funded grants total nearly $5.1 million statewide

On Sept. 24, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) announced awards through the Bicycle and Pedestrian Program to five Rutland County towns for infrastructure projects to facilitate bicycle and foot travel.

West Rutland: $821,000 (including 10 percent local…

Op - Ed
September 18, 2015

Agriculture takes the RAP for Lake Champlain cleanup

By Julia Purdy

On Thursday, Aug. 27, a public information meeting was held at the Fox Room in the Rutland Free Library, for the purpose of bringing to Vermonters the message of Vermont’s new Clean Water Act, Act 64, also known as H. 35.

The…

News Briefs
June 9, 2015

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

Can lightning strike twice in the same place?

PAWLET—Lightning struck an ash tree near the Mach General Store building and then rode the steel girders supporting the store over the Flower Brook gorge, to the propane line leading into the building and…

News Briefs
April 15, 2015

Construction to resume on VT-Route 73 bridge in Rochester

ROCHESTER—Construction is scheduled to resume this week on Bridge #19 across the White River in Rochester. Crews will begin work to set forms for the permanent bridge deck.

Vermont state routes 100-N and 73 and the two-lane temporary bridge will remain open to…

Spring driving: beware of the potholes!
Local News
March 19, 2015

Spring driving: beware of the potholes!

Staff report

The winter of 2014-2015 is on track to be one of the biggest ever for the maintenance teams, according to a March 10 press release from the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans). And it’s far from over. March is historically a…