The Vermont Transportation Board at 6 p.m. on November 18 will hold a public forum in Middlebury designed to engage the public in a conversation about navigating Vermont without a car. Topics include public transportation, the future or passenger rail, the proliferation of car sharing, bicycle and pedestrian safety, and how the legalization of marijuana could affect highway safety.
The forum is one of six the Board is holding around the state, and will be held at 6 p.m. at the Addison Regional Planning Commission, 14 Seminary Street in Middlebury.
Recent trends indicate that both nationally and here in Vermont people are driving significantly less than they did a decade ago, and that their transportation priories differ from those seen in years past. The Board wants to discuss this with Vermonters to determine how future transportation policy can be shaped to best position Vermont to meet their needs and remain both a safe and attractive place to live, work and raise a family.
For those who cannot attend, comment can also be submitted via email. For more information, please visit the Board’s website at http://tboard.vermont.gov.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 802-828-2942.
Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) has received a grant in partnership with Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) to provide commuter bus service along the Route 116 corridor between Middlebury and Burlington. Click here to read the media press release and click here for information on upcoming public hearings.
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