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.
VTrans On-Road Bicycle Plan
The VTrans On-Road Bicycle Plan is 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 studied suicide prevention as well as other safety measures and improvements that could be taken at the Quechee Gorge Bridge that informed a Legislative Report submitted to the House and Senate Committees on Transportation on January 10, 2017. The Agency considers the historic Quechee Gorge Bridge a "Forever Bridge," and preventative maintenance is needed to preserve this structure. In addition to maintenance concerns, the identified safety concerns associated with suicide mitigation, sidewalk width/pedestrian accommodation, railing upgrades, and improving access for inspection/maintenance operations will be considered as part of a future bridge rehabilitation project. A scoping project for bridge rehabilitation inclusive of the elements listed above has been programmed and the project will be progressed by the Structures Section in the Project Delivery Bureau. Project scoping is the process of developing and evaluating alternatives and selecting the most appropriate alternative for the bridge. The Quechee Gorge Bridge Project will follow the typical project development phases: Scoping; Conceptual Design; Preliminary Design; Final Design; and Construction.
Electric Vehicle Incentive Program
VTrans is currently building an Electric Vehicle Incentive Program to support the purchase or lease of new plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), along with high-fuel-efficiency used-vehicles and emissions-system repairs.
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.