Electric Cars are not THE Answer — Richard Watts

I spent ten years managing an electric car project in Vermont in the 1990s. After my good friend Harold Garabedian and our talented EV mechanic, Steve Miracle, I probably logged more EV miles in the 90s then anyone in Vermont. It was great work at the time, the cars were fun and peppy and we…

Bad Bike Racks – By Nic Anderson

Bike racks. There are good ones, bad ones and then really really bad ones. Once a bad one is purchased and installed somewhere in Chittenden County, then it will be here forever. Forever you say? Won’t it be replaced with a good one at some point as awareness grows? No. For every good rack we…

Passenger Rail in Vermont

Today in Vermont passenger rail service is provided by the Ethan Allen Express, which leaves from New York City to Albany and eventually to Rutland, and the Vermonter, which also leaves from New York City and passes through Hartford, CT and eventually makes 9 stops in Vermont moving northward, ending in St. Albans. Since 2014, VTrans has…

Welcome, Gov. Phil Scott

Here at Sustainable Transportation Vermont we want to congratulate Governor-elect Phil Scott on his recent election victory. Governor-elect Scott clearly knows a great deal about Vermont’s transportation system from his years in the Legislature and in Vermont. The Governor-Elect is also an avid recreational cyclist so has experienced many of Vermont’s roads first hand as a biker.…