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Penske Truck Leasing Expands in Vermont

Penske maintenance Maintenance being performed at a Penske facility. (Penske)

Penske Truck Leasing announced it opened a new facility in Essex Junction, Vt., to offer full-service truck leasing and contract truck fleet maintenance services.

October 9, 2020
Government, Safety

FHWA Issues $500,000 in Emergency Relief Funds to Vermont

A swollen Winooski River flows past farm fields A swollen Winooski River flows past farm fields April 16, 2019, in Middlesex, Vt. Now, the state is receiving help after heavy rain and high winds ravaged roads and bridges Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. (Lisa Rathke/Associated Press)

Vermont will receive $500,000 in federal funding to repair roads and bridges that have been damaged by heavy rain and flooding.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019
Government

Vermont Transportation Bills Address Investment, Veteran Drivers

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signs bill Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (center) signs legislation that will invest more than $600 million in the state’s transportation system and open up more truck-driving opportunities for people with military backgrounds. (VTrans via Facebook)

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott recently signed legislation that will invest more than $600 million in the state’s transportation system and open more truck-driving opportunities for people with military backgrounds.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2019
Government

DOT Provides $500,000 for Vermont’s Flood-Damaged Areas

Flooding in Vermont The swollen Mad River runs past a farm on April 16 in Moretown, Vt. (Lisa Rathke/AP)

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced May 28 the Vermont Agency of Transportation will receive $500,000 in federal funds to assist with repairs to flood-damaged freight and commuter corridors.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 31, 2019
Government, Safety

$612 Million Transportation Budget Passes Vermont House

Vermont Road Bennington, Vt., by JJBers/Flickr

The Vermont House of Representatives approved a $612 million transportation budget late in March that prioritizes paving, bridges and roadway safety projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2018
Government

Vermont Boosts Spending on Roads

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin didn’t do the usual thing when it came to signing his state’s transportation budget June 2. Instead of a ceremony inside the state Capitol in Montpelier, Shumlin turned the $612.5 million bill passed by the Legislature into law at a construction site on Interstate 89.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2016
Government

Vermont to Divert Money From State Account to Keep Road Work on Schedule

Vermont Transportation Secretary Sue Minter says that if Congress doesn't pass a transportation bill by the end of July, her agency plans to borrow money from the state's cash flow account to keep road projects on schedule.

June 30, 2015