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Lawmaker: New Revenues Must Be Devoted To Transportation Projects
Friday, 01/25/13
By Ric Cengeri
A key leader in the Legislature says he's open to boosting transportation fund revenues, but any money raised will have to be devoted to roads, bridges and other transportation projects.
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Transportation Budget Gap Could Mean Loss Of Federal Funds
Thursday, 01/17/13
By Bob Kinzel
It's estimated that the state will need to raise roughly $30 million in new transportation revenue in order to pull down the maximum amount of federal funds and there are several revenue options being considered at the Statehouse.
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Barre City Considers Truck Detour
Monday, 10/22/12
City officials in Barre are asking the public whether large trucks should be banned from Main Street, which has been rebuilt over the past two years.
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Shumlin Outlines Goals For Governors Conference
Monday, 07/30/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Leaders from Eastern Canada and New England are gathering in Burlington today for the annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers. Governor Peter Shumlin speaks with VPR's Mitch Wertlieb.
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Bellows Falls Citizens Push for Bridge Repairs
Thursday, 07/19/12
Bellows Falls residents are concerned that since the closing of the Vilas Bridge in 2009, the decreased flow of traffic into their community has been hurting local businesses and causing traffic flow problems.
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Killington Plans New Town Entrance
Monday, 07/16/12
Killington's Select Board is planning to make over the entrance to the central Vermont resort town along Route 4 and Route 100. The goal, town officials say, is to create "a true sense of arrival" to the biggest ski area of the east.
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Dummerston Delays Covered Bridge Repairs, Puts Work Out To Bid Again
Tuesday, 06/26/12
Residents in Dummerston will have to wait a little longer for repairs to a landmark covered bridge over the West River. Officials have had to put the work on the 140-year-old covered bridge out to bid again.
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Town Budgets Recover After Irene Expenses
Friday, 06/22/12
As the fiscal year comes to a close at the end of the month, Vermont cities and towns are slowly restoring their budgets for expenses related to Tropical Storm Irene.
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State Seeks Input On Brattleboro Bridge Project
Friday, 06/22/12
People in Brattleboro will have a chance to weigh in on a major bridge project next week.
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Shumlin Signs Record Transportation Budget
Wednesday, 05/30/12
The Vermont Agency of Transportation is embarking on a series of highway construction and repair projects that are part of the biggest transportation spending plan in state history.
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Brattleboro Examines Pedestrian Deaths
Tuesday, 05/29/12
Accidents involving pedestrians have spiked statewide over the past several months. Brattleboro has seen the worst of it, and now local officials are trying to identify the causes - and the solutions.
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Statewide Commuter Challenge Gets Under Way
Monday, 05/14/12
By Jane Lindholm
The statewide Way to Go Commuter Challenge kicked off in Hinesburg on Monday, as transportation and legislative officials officially launched a new bus service along Route 116.
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Gas And Diesel Costs Send Vt. Towns Over Budget
Monday, 04/30/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Highway spending is out of balance in several Vermont cities and towns as the cost of gasoline climbs toward a national average of $4 a gallon. Adding insult to injury, there are still two months left in the fiscal year.
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Transportation Fund Receipts Fall Below Expectations
Monday, 04/16/12
The Shumlin administration announced Monday morning that state collections of taxes and fees during March exceeded expectations. But the figures released by the administration showed that the transportation fund receipts were off.
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Work To Begin, Finally, On Manchester's 'Malfunction Junction'
Monday, 04/16/12
By Susan Keese
After decades of planning, work is slated to begin this spring on Manchester's most notorious downtown traffic section- the intersection of routes 30, 11 and 7a.
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Shelburne Endorses Project For Route 7 Visitor Center
Monday, 04/09/12
Officials in Shelburne have endorsed a project by Norwich University architectural students to design a visitor center for the Route 7 corridor. The project will highlight the value of Lake Champlain and lake-front properties.
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State Plans To Close Bridges To Cut Repair Costs
Monday, 04/02/12
By Steve Zind
Among the teachable moments from Tropical Storm Irene is a new approach to bridge repairs designed to save time and money. The state has plans to apply those lessons to bridge projects this summer and it's offering incentives for towns to do the same.
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With Mild Winter, Mud Season Arrives Early
Tuesday, 03/20/12
By Kirk Carapezza
After a mild and nearly snowless winter in Vermont, many communities are coping with an early mud season.
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Gas Prices Challenge Rural Transit Systems
Monday, 03/19/12
By Charlotte Albright
Rising fuel prices are prompting more people to ride Vermont's small, rural transit systems. The business is welcome, but the agencies that operate the routes say the higher prices are also cutting into their budgets.
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Regional Report: Three Pedestrians Killed In Brattleboro Accidents
Friday, 03/16/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Making the streets safer in Brattleboro after some fatal traffic-related deaths. That's the focus of today's Friday Regional Report, a conversation with local editors and reporters about what's happening in their community.
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Sanders: Vt. Would Get $408 Million From Transportation Bill
Wednesday, 03/14/12
By Neal Charnoff
The U.S. Senate passed a major transportation bill Wednesday that would provide $408 million for Vermont over the next two years. The bill now moves on to the U.S. House. 
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VTrans Says, Without Well-Funded Project, Scott Bridge Won't Reopen
Tuesday, 02/14/12
Transportation Secretary Brian Searles says the historic covered bridge in Townshend has been patched several times over the years, and last week the Vermont Agency of Transportation decided to close it to all traffic.
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Sanders Wants Senate To Pass 'Modest' Transportation Bill
Monday, 02/13/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Senator Bernie Sanders says a transportation bill going before the U.S. Senate this week is an important one, but given the repair needs of the nation's roadways he characterizes it as modest.
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VTrans Closes Damaged Covered Bridge In Townshend
Friday, 02/10/12
The Vermont Agency of Transportation says a recent inspection of the Scott Bridge in Townshend showed that it had extensive deterioration, and that it should be closed to all traffic, including pedestrians.
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Burlington Planners Ask Residents To Envision Downtown Changes
Tuesday, 01/24/12
By Kirk Carapezza
For years, many development plans have stalled on the drawing board, lacking either public support or financial backing. Now, city planners are hoping public participation will help them revitalize Burlington's downtown and waterfront.
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