2021 MTI Grants Awarded

Grantee Name
Project Title

Funding Amount

Project Description

 

Capstone

Rural and Equity Transportation Program

$45,660.00

The MTI funds will help Capstone retain professional services to conduct an analysis of the demand for the mobility solutions and inform the design of the program. The funds will allow for a more robust analysis of existing travel behaviors, locations where households, employees, and employers are limited by current mobility options, locations where the financial burden of owning and maintaining a vehicle creates a disproportionate impact.

Green Mountain CarShare, Inc d/b/a CarShare Vermont

Greenlining Shared Electric Mobility

$100,000.00

The MTI funds will help CarShare Vermont to develop a new network of electric vehicles within our existing carsharing operations which expressly serves residents of public and affordable housing development in the City of Burlington by locating 4-6 vehicles with charging infrastructure on-site, providing free memberships and lower driving rates, and working with out housing and social services providers to make carsharing more accessible and vehicle ownership less necessary.

Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association

CATMA Telework Program

$35,000.00

The MTI funds will help CATMA in advancing, enhancing and delivering its
Telework Program, Tools, Resources & Support in Chittenden County and potentially in the
State.

Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

Greenride Bikeshare E-Bikes and Expansion

$50,000.00

The MTI funds will help CCRPC to replace the existing bikeshare fleet in Burlington, South Burlington, and Winooski with e-bikes, and to serve as match for a previously awarded VTrans Bike/Ped Grant to purchase additional bike racks and station signs to double the number of stations in the system.

LocalMotion

Providing Bike Parking at High Traffic Destinations to Increase Bicycling Mode Share for Vermonters and Satellite E-bike Lending Libraries

             $50,000.00

($10,000 for bike racks and $40,000 for E-bike Lending Libraries)

The MTI funds will help Local Motion to provide bike racks to schools, businesses or other organizations that would benefit from expanded, quality on-site bicycle parking.
They plan to create three new Satellite E-bike Lending Libraries, working with partners that have previously hosted a Lending Library, or have demonstrated capacity to implement and run this program.

Ludlow

Microtransit Feasibility Study for the Ludlow/Okemo Area

$30,000.00

The MTI funds will help Ludlow hiring a consultant to evaluate existing services, conduct outreach to clarify the needs expressed by the community and local businesses, and determine feasible solutions, which might include microtransit or shuttle service.

Middlebury College

New Technologies for Dial-a-Ride

$10,000.00

The MTI funds will help Middlebury College to develop ride-finding software interfaces that will allow Dial-a-Ride users (i.e. passengers and dispatchers) to
specify their needs for a ride and select a ride from a list of generated suggestions.

Old Spokes Home

Engage & Connect Underserved & Diverse Vermonters To Existing Transit Options

$59,031.00

The MTI funds will help Old Spokes Home to improve the access of transit-dependent Vermonters to existing alternative transportation opportunities through the development and implementation of outreach and marketing strategies designed to reach diverse communities.

Sustainable Montpelier Coalition

On-Demand Microtransit Rider Engagement and Marketing

$48,234.25

The MTI funds will help Sustainable Montpelier Coalition’s (SMC) will support behavior change to increase ridership on Public Transit within the service area of the On-Demand Microtransit Montpelier Pilot.

Vermont Natural Resources Council

Reducing SOV Usage and Boosting Alternatives at a Large Employer

$25,025.00

The MTI funds will help VNRC work with transportation demand management professionals to offer one-time incentives and strategic marketing and outreach to supplement employer-offered TDM policies in order to get more employees commuting to their workplace sustainably and affordably rather than by single occupancy vehicle (SOV).

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Future of Rural Transit

$15,549.75

The MTI funds will help VEIC to conduct research, education and outreach on environmental, equity and economic challenges in transportation by combining public, Medicaid, and school transportation into a single electrified public transportation system. That will lead to identification of a pilot location and design of a pilot program to test combining services with electric vehicles in a rural region of the state in 2022.

Vital Communities

Upper Valley E-Bike Subsidy Program

$31,500.00

The MTI funds will help Vital Communities pilot a buyers’ program to make e-bikes a realistic option for more Vermonters by providing up to a $1000 subsidy for their purchase and up to a $500 subsidy for their maintenance and setup