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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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Oregon’s Electric Highway

An interesting story from NBC News on Oregon’s “Electric Highway.”

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“Nightmare” Roads in the U.S. Identified in New Report

This article provides an overview and link to a report out today by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University that identifies 328 stretches of highway listed as the most seriously congested in the U.S. Six of the top seven … Continue reading

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New Lake Champlain Bridge Now Open

Vermont and New York celebrated the opening of the new Champlain Bridge yesterday, relinking the two states at the southern portion of the lake after the old bridge was demolished in December 2009. View the news coverage from yesterday. This video, produced … Continue reading

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New Champlain Bridge To Open Monday

The New Lake Champlain Bridge spanning from West Addison, Vt. to Crown Point, N.Y. is set to open this afternoon almost two years after the old bridge was closed and taken down after being deemed unsafe. The $70 million project comes … Continue reading

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VLCT Town Fair

The Vermont Local Roads staff attended the 39th Annual Vermont League of Cities & Towns Municipal Fair at the Killington Mountain Resort last Thursday. The day provided us with an opportunity to reach out to our many clients throughout the state. … Continue reading

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Sen. Leahy Working to Permanently Reduce Truck Traffic in Downtowns

The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced legislation by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) last month that would permanently move heavy trucks off state secondary roads and onto the state’s Interstate highways.  Read the complete news release here: http://leahy.senate.gov/press/press_releases/release/?id=a79a313d-e442-46df-9cb3-3b5865e1f2b8

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