December 1: Statewide On-Road Bicycle Plan Phase II Meeting
The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is beginning Phase II of their On-Road Bicycle Plan, a planning effort to categorize State roads into high-, moderate- and low-use/priority corridors based on current and potential bicycle use. The Plan will assist VTrans in understanding where to focus limited resources towards bicycle improvements and allow better integration into VTrans projects and activities.
On December 1, 6 – 8 pm, VTrans is hosting a statewide meeting so the public can:
- Learn about the statewide VTrans On-Road Bicycle Plan Phase II
- Review identified bicycle safety hotspots
- Learn about upcoming opportunities to provide feedback on what makes roads feel comfortable and to identify network gaps
- Followed by Question and Answer period with VTrans staff and project team
The CCRPC is hosting at their office in Winooski, or you can find another location convenient to you.
The final report for Phase 1 can be accessed at this link: http://vtrans.vermont.gov/planning/bike-plan/documents. Learn more at http://vtrans.vermont.gov/planning/bikeplan or contact Sommer Bucossi, 802-828-3884 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 14: Vermont Transportation Board Comes to Burlington
This fall the Vermont Transportation Board will hold public forums on transportation policy associated with trains, both passenger and freight. The Board wants to discuss railroad related issues with the public – including truck traffic through downtowns – to determine how future policy can be shaped to best position Vermont’s rail interests to meet the needs of the state residents.
Topics the Board plans to discuss include:
- Living with railroads as neighbors, and the issues they present.
- Passenger rail expansion along Vermont’s western corridor between Rutland and Burlington.
- Passenger rail expansion from various points in Vermont to Montreal.
- Truck traffic through villages and town centers, and the effect of rail expansion.
- Adjacent rail-side economic development and planning for increased rail activity.
- Starting commuter rail service linking Brattleboro to various points in Massachusetts.
- Rail Safety, including crossings, trespassing and response to potential emergency incidents.
The Board will hold public forums on the following dates:
- October 17: Bixby Library, 6:30 p.m., 258 Main Street, Vergennes. VT.
- October 20: The Gateway Center, 6 p.m., 84 Fyfe Drive, Newport, VT.
- October 27: The Holiday Inn Rutland, 6 p.m., 476 Holiday Drive, Rutland, VT.
- November 9: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 6 p.m., 10 Vernon Street, Brattleboro, VT
- November 10: St. Albans Museum, 6:30 p.m. 9 church Street, St. Albans City, VT.
- November 14: Main Street Landing’s Lake & College Building, 6:30 p.m., Gallery Room, second floor, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT.
- November 16: Hotel Coolidge, 6 p.m., 39 South Main Street, White River Junction, VT.
You can read the full press release here.
People who cannot attend a hearing can submit written comment. For more information, contact the Board’s Executive Secretary John Zicconi at email@example.com or by calling 802-828-2942. To view the Board’s PowerPoint presentation, click here.
October 13: Grand Opening of the Downtown Transit Center
The Downtown Transit Center is opening! The Green Mountain Transit Board of Directors and Staff invite you to celebrate together as they open the new Downtown Transit Center on Thursday, October 13 at 1 PM on St. Paul Street in Burlington, between Cherry and Pearl Streets.
Speakers include: the Honorable Senator Patrick Leahy, Burlington’s Mayor Miro Weinberger and other federal, state and local officials. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
Kindly RSVP to info@RideGMT.com by October 7.
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CATMA ETC Network Event
On October 19, 2016, CATMA will host their Fall ETC Lunch & Learn Event from 11:30am-1:30pm at Champlain College’s Lakeside Miller Center in Burlington.
At this event, they will introduce a new ETC Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Guide, that will help colleagues with their commute planning! Event guests include Karen Walton, General Manager of Green Mountain Transit, who will discuss some exciting new developments including the Downtown Transit Center and Real Time Bus Tracking! National vanpool experts from VRide will lead a discussion on how vanpools can move your employees and save money, and they will have one of their vans on site to let ETCs check out!
CATMA welcomes several new ETCs to the Network from Wake Robin, Farrell Real Estate, KSV and Saint Michael’s College! These are new and valuable business perspectives to our growing ETC Network!
As always, there will be plenty of time to network with fellow ETCs, and of course, a great lunch! Mark your calendars, we hope to see you there!
To register and learn more about the ETC Network, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
September 11: Open Streets BTV 2016
Open Streets BTV is an opportunity to experience our public streetscape in an entirely different way. On September 11 about 3 miles of Burlington streets will be closed to cars for a day of biking, walking, dancing, and whatever else you can imagine!
Last year’s event was a huge success thanks to a groundswell of community support. Check out pictures from last year on the Open Streets Facebook page and attend this year’s event!
Come bike, stroll, roll, dance or skate along car-free streets from the Old North End to Downtown! Activities, food and family fun for all.
Open Streets BTV 2016 North-South Route