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Input sought for Vermont’s public transit plan

MIDDLEBURY — VTrans is updating the Vermont Public Transit Policy Plan (PTPP), which will outline a 10-year vision for transit service in Vermont. They will host regional forums throughout the state this fall to gather input on existing services, service gaps and challenges, and potential solutions from stakeholders and transit riders. In Addison County, a public forum will take place at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Addison County Regional Planning offices located at 14 Seminary Street in Middlebury.
The PTPP will quantify Vermont’s transit needs, as well as recommend programmatic and policy initiatives to strengthen the statewide transit system over the next decade. How will this impact the rider? The PTPP will identify funding priorities for future years. Statewide public transportation funding priorities can impact funding and resources available to your local transit services — which can impact frequency of service, days of service, and location of service.
The State of Vermont views public transportation as an important matter of State concern essential to the economic growth of the State and to the public health, safety and welfare of present and future generations of Vermonters. The public is urged to make their travel needs known to the VTrans PTPP staff to help shape the future of public transportation in our region. If unable to attend the local forum on Oct. 30, anyone can submit feedback by the end of November through an online survey that can be found on the project website at vtrans.vermont.gov/planning/PTPP.

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