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Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



New transportation2.jpg
ACTR BUSES JOCKEY for position at the pickup zone in front of Twilight Hall in Middlebury. Middlebury College students recently finished a study assessing public transportation needs in Addison County. Part of the study looked at campus awareness and use of public transportation. Below, a map the team created proposing a Tri-Town Loop for bicyclists connecting Middlebury, Bristol and Vergennes. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

MIDDLEBURY — A group of Middlebury College environmental studies students have been trying to square two items in Vermont’s 2016 Comprehensive Energy Plan:

•  The state aims to reduce total energy consumption per capita by 15 percent by 2025, and by more than one-third by 2050.

•  Transportation fuels account for the largest portion of Vermont’s total energy consumption.

Clearly, driving would have to be reduced in order to meet the goals.

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