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Policy & Planning

The Policy and Planning Section is responsible for State and Federal policy analysis, developing the Agency Strategic Plan, preparing statewide transportation plans, and for regional planning relationships and activities. 

Vermont Agency of Transportation Strategic Plan

The strategic plan outlines the Agency’s mission, vision, and short term strategic goals and objectives.

Long Range Transportation Plan

Vermont's 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is the State's blueprint for guiding transportation decision-making and investments over the next 20 years.

Modal Plans

2020 Vermont Public Transit Policy Plan
2021 Vermont Airport System Plans
2021 Vermont Freight Plan
2021 Vermont Rail Plan
2021 VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Strategic Plan

Regional Planning Coordination & Participation

To ensure the state’s rural voices are heard and local elected and appointed officials are able to fully participate in statewide transportation planning and programming, the Agency engages in local and regional planning via a consultative and cooperative planning and public outreach process with Regional Planning Commissions throughout Vermont.

Environmental Policy

Vehicle electrification, climate change mitigation and resilience activities, and wildlife corridor research and implementation are key areas of focus of the Agency's Environmental Policy section.

Cross-Border Policy & Project Coordination

The Vermont Agency of Transportation is the lead agency in the coordination of a multi-jurisdictional group of federal, state, and provincial agencies collectively known as the Champlain Region Border Projects (CRBP) Stakeholder Group. The group works to ensure safe, secure, efficient, and functional land Ports of Entry to facilitate the flow of cross-border trade, travel, and commerce along the U.S.-Canadian Border. The Agency is also an essential stakeholder in the Eastern Border Transportation Coalition (EBTC) which works as a coalition to improve the safe and efficient movement of people and goods across the 75 land border Ports of Entry between the United States and Canada.

State Transportation Improvement Program

The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is a staged, multi-year, statewide, intermodal program of transportation projects funded by the Federal Highway Administration or the Federal Transit Administration.