Thursday, October 3, 2013

Vermont Transportation Board seeks public input

This fall, the Vermont Transportation Board will hold six public hearings at various locations around the state for the purpose of gathering public comment about transportation-related issues that face the State of Vermont.
Working with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) as well as the state's 11 Regional Planning Commissions, the Board identified six transportation topics on which it would like public input:
  • Transportation Revenues and Energy
  • 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 each hearing, the Board will present background information regarding each topic to set the stage for discussion and comment. Following the hearings, the Board will submit a written report to both VTrans and the Vermont Legislature. The Board also will post the report on its website.
All public hearings will be held at 6:00 PM on the following dates:
  1. Oct. 16 in Springfield at the Springfield Town Hall, Third Floor Selectman's Meeting Room, 96 Main Street, Springfield, VT.
  2. Oct. 22 in Bennington at the Bennington Fire House, Second Floor Meeting Room, 130 River Street, Bennington, VT.
  3. Oct. 23 in Morristown in the Community Meeting Room at the Morrisville Town Office Building, 43 Portland Street, Morrisville, VT.
  4. Oct. 30 in Newport at the Gateway Center, 84 Fyfe Drive in Newport, VT.
  5. Nov. 14 in St. Albans at the Green Mountain Room of the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 813 Fairfax Road, St. Albans, VT.
  6. Nov. 20 in Middlebury at the Addison County Regional Planning Commission Offices at 14 Seminary Street in Middlebury, VT.
People who cannot attend a hearing can submit written comment by visiting the Board's website at
For more information, contact the Board's Executive Secretary John Zicconi at or by calling 802-828-2942

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