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 Plan (underway)
2021 Vermont Freight Plan (underway)
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, which is part of the Agency’s Process for Non – Metropolitan Local Official Participation in the Statewide Transportation Planning Process.

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.

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.