Over the next five years, the state is eligible to receive $37 million in federal funding, the feds announced on Friday. Heavy rainfall is one of the most significant dangers to roads and other transportation infrastructure across the state.
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Back on track: Vermonters celebrate the return of passenger rail service to Burlington
“This has been a very long time coming indeed,” said Joe Flynn, secretary of the state’s Agency of Transportation.
Chugga chugga choo choo! Amtrak service to Burlington slated to start July 29.
The service will be on Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express, which currently runs between New York City and Rutland. The new route also includes stops in Middlebury and Vergennes.
Vermont plans to use infrastructure money for roads, electric vehicles, trains
With the recent passage of the federal infrastructure bill, Vermont will receive an additional $570 million for transportation. The state Agency of Transportation has begun planning how to use the funds.
Greg Pierce: Vermont’s energy seers seem to be behind the times
I pray Vermont’s proposal for a 21st-century energy system is more along the lines of a new hydrogen regime and not advanced wood heat.
Flynn, Tierney & Moore: Vermont can and must act on our changing climate
From weatherizing homes to expanding Vermont’s network of electric vehicle charging stations to making improvements in the electric grid to helping relocate homes and businesses in harm’s way, there are things we can do now that don’t risk getting out of step with the forthcoming Climate Action Plan.
Anti-Black Lives Matter graffiti spurs Windham County protests
Authorities are investigating spray-painted statements on roads in Brattleboro, Jamaica, Newfane and Putney similar to others found in southeastern Vermont earlier this month.
Joe Flynn: VTrans keeps Vermonters moving in winter
We know you’re busy and have places to go and people to see. If we both do our part, we can help everyone travel safely.
Champlain Parkway lawsuit delayed for neighborhood outreach
The Federal Highway Administration and VTrans plan to develop a reevaluation of the route’s impact on Burlington’s King/Maple Street neighborhood.
Vehicle charging stations get a boost under bill signed by Scott
Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn said the goal is to build a fast-charging station within 30 miles of every Vermonter within three years.
Vermont’s ‘C’ grade for infrastructure shows little progress in 5 years
D+ marks for stormwater and wastewater were the lowest received in the nine categories that were rated; the best marks were B- scores for energy and solid waste.
State to use $20 million in federal funds to upgrade rail bridges
31 rail bridges between Rutland and Bennington will be repaired or replaced, allowing industry standards for freight car weights.
VTrans says Bennington rail cars will store propane again
Vermont Railway officials said fuel storage on rail sidings is part of a statewide strategy to place supplies for commercial customers where they can be delivered quickly during severe winter weather.
New interstate exit numbering system in Vermont? Scott hopes not.
All U.S. states are required to number exits on the interstate system according to the mile marker, but Vermont hasn’t complied yet, and is hoping it won’t have to.