Vermont Public Transit Policy Plan Update – Public Meetings

Come share your views on public transit services and needs in Vermont! Public transit plays a vital role in the high quality of life that Vermonters enjoy and we need your help.

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is currently updating their Vermont Public Transit Policy Plan (PTPP). The purpose of the PTPP is to review and update transit polices and goals and to develop strategies to meet current and emerging public transit challenges over the next 10 years.

As part of this process, VTrans is hold a series of public meetings to help shape the vision for the state’s transit system and to identify and explore issues that should be addressed to realize that vision. A second round of public meetings in November will present the proposed plan to the public and interested parties and to gather public comment.

All meetings will begin at 7:00 pm. The schedule for the meetings is:

2/7/11 Vermont Interactive Television (VIT) sites throughout VT including Bennington, Brattleboro, Castleton, Johnson, Lyndonville, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Center, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, Waterbury, White River Junction, Williston.
For location information and directions go to: http://www.vitlink.org/location or call: 802-728-1455

2/8/11 Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission
29 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Directions: http://www.centralvtplanning.org/montbase.JPG

2/9/11 Connecticut River Transit (CRT)- The Current 706 Rockingham Road, Rockingham, Vermont 05101
Directions: http://www.crtransit.org/contact/contact_info.html

Central Vermont Regional Energy Forum

Wednesday, Feb 16, 6PM. until 9 p.m. at Montpelier City Hall in the Memorial Room. Hers’ a snapshot of the agenda:

6:00 – The first 1/2 hour will be for nibbles and socializing.
6:30 – We will ask each town to provide an update on their efforts: who knows, you may find a town to collaborate with!
7:15 – A presentation by Brian Shupe of VNRC, who will overview the ‘hot-off-the-presses’ Energy Planning and Implementation Guide – a tool designed to help motivated communities harness their town plans – with support – to address energy-saving, energy-generating opportunities.
7:45 – A presentation about the online Renewable Energy Atlas of Vermont by Scott Sawyer of the VT Sustainable Jobs Fund. This tool is an incredible resource for energy groups, planners and more.
8:15 – Q& A
8:35 – A legislative snapshot
8:45 – Next steps

Please join us for an informative and fun evening!