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Rural Transit: Sometimes You Can Get There From Here

05/16/12 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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The new Route 116 Commuter bus that runs between Burlington and Middlebury and through Hinesburg.
Vermont is one of the most rural states in the country. That makes public transportation a particular challenge. But a partnership between Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) and Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) that resulted in the new Route 116 Commuter Route is an example of how it can be accomplished. The route also has community and corporate support.

ACTR Executive Director Jim Moulton and Chris Cole, Director of Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development for VTrans, discuss how rural mass transit is being accomplished in the state and where Vermont needs to improve.

Also on the program, NHPR Political Reporter Josh Rogers provides an update on the New Hampshire Legislature, including yesterday’s heated exchange in the State House.

And we listen back to a poetry recitation from Burlington High School senior Claude Mumbere who placed second in the national Poetry Out Loud competition in Washington, DC yesterday.

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rural_transportation mass_transit ccta actr jim_moulton chris_cole nrg_systems business environment

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Addison County Transit Resources Chittenden County Transportation Authority Go Vermont Vermont Public Transportation Association
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