PTPP Regional Forums & Needs Assessments

 

Having accurate and relevant data about stakeholder and public opinions, perceptions, and concerns is a cornerstone component of updating the Vermont Public Transit Policy Plan (PTPP).  Additionally, public outreach is a required component of the Vermont Agency of Transportation FTA Title VI Program (2017) and meets guidelines established in the Vermont Agency of Transportation Public Involvement Guide (2017).  To support the public outreach process, the project team deployed two statewide surveys; facilitated 11 regional forums across the state; interviewed key stakeholders; and is collecting feedback throughout the project lifecycle.  Further information about engagement can be found in the PTPP Public Involvement Plan.

The Regional Public Transit Forums occurred in the Fall of 2018.  These workshops targeted users, providers, funders, and other stakeholders and focused on: an inventory of services; transportation challenges and service gaps; and strategies and projects that could fill those gaps.  Regional specific resources from each Forum and the resulting Needs Assessments can be found below.

Addison County

Presentation

Existing Transit

Demographic Maps

Draft Addison Regional Needs Assessment

Recommendations Presentation

Central Vermont Region

Presentation

Existing Transit

Demographic Maps

Draft Central Vermont Regional Needs Assessment

Recommendations Presentation

Chittenden County

Presentation

Existing Transit

Demographic Maps

Draft Chittenden Regional Needs Assessment

Recommendations Presentation

Lamoille County

Presentation

Existing Transit

Demographic Maps

Draft Lamoille Regional Needs Assessment

Recommendations Presentation

Northeast Kingdom

Presentation

Existing Transit

Demographic Maps

Draft NEK Regional Needs Assessment

Northwest Region: Franklin and Grand Isle Counties

Presentation

Demographic Maps

Draft Northwest Regional Needs Assessment

Rutland County

Presentation

Existing Transit

Demographic Maps

Draft Rutland Regional Needs Assessment

Southeast Region

Presentation

Existing Transit

Demographic Maps

Draft Southeast Regional Needs Assessment

Recommendations Presentation

Southern Windsor County

Presentation

Existing Transit

Demographic Maps

Draft Southern Windsor Regional Needs Assessment

Recommendations Presentation

Southwest Region

Presentation

Existing Transit

Demographic Maps

Draft Bennington Regional Needs Assesment

Upper Valley Region: Orange and Northern Windsor Counties

Presentation

Existing Transit

Demographic Maps

Draft Upper Valley Regional Needs Assessment