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About vtlocalroads

The Vermont Local Roads Program at Saint Michael’s College is part of the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), a nationwide effort financed jointly by the Federal Highway Administration and individual State Departments of Transportation. Its purpose is to provide road and bridge know-how to municipal people involved with highways. There are LTAP Centers in 50 states and Puerto Rico and six Native American locations. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations presented on this page are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of FHWA, VAOT or Saint Michael’s College. All references to proprietary items in this publication are not endorsements of any company or products. Sponsored by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Vermont Local Roads Program provides information, training and technical assistance to cities, towns and villages in Vermont. This is done by newsletters, seminars and workshops, distribution of publications and by response to requests.

First Complete Streets training held in Newport

The first of four statewide Complete Streets training workshops was held this past Wednesday at the Emory Hebard State Building in Newport. Fifteen participants from a wide-variety of sectors and organizations learned about Vermont’s complete streets law and its effect on towns, … Continue reading

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iPad loan program is underway

This month we have launched our new iPad Loan Program to provide Town Highway Departments with a chance to try out a tablet and its applications for public works. Our program has taken this approach to provide an opportunity for towns … Continue reading

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Historic Buildings, New Accessibility Rules & Codes Training Day

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 7:30 am – 3:00 pm Vermont Technical College – ‘Old Schoolhouse’Randolph, VT Some of the most common questions builders and designers have are about new accessibility requirements, modifying historic buildings, and in particular modifying historic buildings for greater … Continue reading

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BioFinder Trainings: Online biodiversity mapping FREE

  Jan. 7 – Lyndon State College 6-8 p.m. ASAC Building, room 206 (Academic and Student Activity Center) College Road, Lyndon State College RSVP here: BioFinder Training – Lyndon State College – Jan. 7 This training will show planners, developers, educators … Continue reading

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Emerald Ash Borer Meeting

Emerald Ash Borer Meeting Tuesday, January 77:00 p.m. Danville Town Hall, Route 2 The Danville Conservation Commission will be holding an informational meeting discussing the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive beetle species originally discovered in Michigan. The Emerald Ash Borer has … Continue reading

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Caring for Storm Damaged Trees and Woodlots

Courtesy of The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation  An ice storm can leave trees and woodlots  looking devastated. Major limbs may be broken or damaged. But what at first glance may look like mortal wounds are not necessarily fatal … Continue reading

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Secretary LaHood Visits Vermont

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood was in Brattleboro Friday morning to celebrate the end of the Vermonter rail project.

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Trucks and Winter Equipment Workshop Underway

There’s a full house at Patriot Freightliner in Westminster today for our Trucks & Winter Equipment Class. The workshop features representatives from H.P Fairfield, Detroit, Cummins, Everest Equipment, Freightliner, Tenco, Western Star and Allison to address winter equipment. The four … Continue reading

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Welding Workshops Underway

Our fall week of welding workshops kicked off yesterday in front of a full-house at the Rockingham Highway Garage. VLR Director Dave Antone sent in this photo from the class. The class, taught by Tom Cook, covers welding techniques and … Continue reading

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DOT Study Underway for Crash Prevention Using Wi-Fi Technology

Nearly 3,000 Vehicles Will Send Wi-Fi-like Signals that Warn of Safety Hazards, Could Help Reduce Crashes During Year-Long Research Project.

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