Latest Vermont Agency of Transportation News

Hope is rail line ready in 2021 for new Vermont Amtrak route

Jan. 19, 2020 11:20 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont transportation officials said they are hopeful upgrades to the rail line between Rutland and Burlington can be ready sometime next year, which will make it possible to resume Amtrak rail service between the two cities. Officials have been working for years to upgrade the 75...

Figures show road fatalities in Vermont went down in 2019

Jan. 9, 2020 8:47 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The number of fatalities on the Vermont roadways went down by about 30% in 2019, according to state figures. Vermont State Police and the Vermont Agency of Transportation released figures that show the tentative number of deaths on the state's roads in 2019 was 47, down from 69 in...

Completion of Lake Champlain drawbridge to take extra year

Jan. 8, 2020 4:51 PM EST

NORTH HERO, Vt. (AP) — It will take more than an extra year before traffic will be traveling on a new drawbridge that links the Lake Champlain islands of South Hero and North Hero, the Vermont Agency of Transportation said Wednesday. A temporary bridge is now in place. The state said it had been hoped the...