The Policy and Planning Unit collaborates with other state partners and stakeholders to deliver planning programs and involve the public in the development of projects, plans and studies.
Commuter Rail Feasibility Study
Montpelier to St. Albans Commuter Rail Feasibility Study: VTrans is studying the feasibility of a Montpelier to St. Albans Commuter Rail service as a possible alternative for existing commuter bus services. The legislative study will evaluate the financial and operational feasibility of a commuter rail service in the corridor between St. Albans, Essex Junction, and Montpelier, with connecting service to Burlington.
VTrans On-Road Bicycle Plan
A planning effort to categorize the state roads into high-, moderate- and low-use/priority corridors based on current and potential bicycle use. The Plan will assist VTrans in understanding where to focus limited resources towards bicycle improvements and, allow better integration into Agency projects and activities.
Quechee Gorge Bridge Safety Issues & Suicide Prevention Study
As directed by the 2016 Transportation Bill- VTrans, in consultation with the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, the Department of Health, the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Public Safety, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, the Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, local officials, local emergency personnel, the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce, mental health practitioners, local business owners, and other interested stakeholders, studied suicide prevention as well as pedestrian, first responder, and other safety measures that could be taken at the Quechee Gorge Bridge. This study identified short and long term infrastructure and non-infrastructure measures to address safety for all users- and served as the foundation for a Legislative Report to the House and Senate Committees on Transportation on January 10, 2017. A copy of the presentation delivered to both Committees can be found here.
Any questions should be submitted directly to: Jackie Cassino, VTrans Planing Coordinator.
Better Connections Program
The Better Connections Program (formerly the Strong Communities, Better Connections Program) is a multiagency partnership to align state and local investments to increase transportation options, build resilience and economic vitality in Vermont’s community centers.
Vermont Corridor Management Program
The Vermont Corridor Management Program is a resource for corridor planning that seeks to balance ideas for transportation improvements, with anticipated land use and development challenges.