Transportation Board Seeks Public Input from Addison County on November 20

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Transportation Board Seeks Public Input from Addison County on November 20

 The Vermont Transportation Board will be in Middlebury to hold a public hearing on November 20 at 6 p.m. at the Addison Country Regional Planning Commission, 14 Seminary Street in Middlebury. There is a strong nexus between transportation, quality of life and economic development. The purpose of the hearing is to ensure that state officials understand what is important to Addison County residents.

 While the Board has identified six transportation topics for discussion at the hearing, it also wants to talk about whatever transportation issues are most important to you and your community. The six pre-identified topics are:

•             Transportation Revenues and Energy, including how to tax electric and alternate-fuel vehicles

•             Bike & Pedestrian Issues

•             The Future of Both Freight and Passenger Rail Services

•             Park & Ride Expansion

•             Roadway Safety

•             Public Transit – Intercity Service and Service for the Elderly

At the hearing, the Board will present background information regarding each of these topics to set the stage for discussion and comment. Following this hearing, and others like it being held around the state, the Board will submit a written report of its findings to the Vermont Legislature. Anyone who cannot make the hearing can still participate by submitting written comments via the Board’s website at http://tboard.vermont.gov/

For more information, please visit the website or contact John Zicconi at john.zicconi@state.vt.us or by calling 802-828-2942.

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