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A Guide to Transportation and Land Use Connections

11.6 MB
Year:
2007
Theme:
Economic/Finance, Infrastructure, Land Use, Population, Transportation
Description:
The Northwest Vermont Project, which began in 2003, has been a collaborative effort to study growth and development in northwestern Vermont as it relates to the region’s transportation infrastructure. The over arching goals of the project were: 1. To project future growth at the local level using state-of-the-art growth modeling tools; 2. To assess municipalities’ abilities to manage growth now and in the future; 3. To develop model tools and strategies to be used by municipalities to plan for future growth in a manner that reflects local land use and transportation goals.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
Chittenden County, State

Traffic Impact Study Guidelines

386.9 kB
Year:
2007
Theme:
Safety, Traffic, Transportation
Description:
The VTrans Traffic Research Unit is charged with the review of Traffic Impact Studies for proposed development in the State of Vermont. This document is provided as a guideline for Traffic Engineers preparing Traffic Impact Studies to address the traffic impacts that development projects have on the ability of the transportation infrastructure to handle those projects’ demands. It is also provided as a reference for the Traffic Research Unit and other professiona(s) reviewing such analyses.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
State

Dynamic Message Sign Study

26.8 MB
Year:
2007
Theme:
Infrastructure, ITS, Transportation
Description:
The Vermont Agency of Transportation seeks to develop a comprehensive plan to implement a network of semi-permanent and permanent installations of DMS strategically placed along roadways across the state. These installations would form the backbone of a statewide traveler information system and be supplemented by temporary short term deployments of portable message signs during construction, maintenance or emergency operations. The approach being used to develop the DMS plan has been broken down into four distinct tasks.
Consultant:
Vanasse Hangen & Brustlin Inc.
Geography:
State

Report on Shared-use Path and Sidewalk

84 kB
Year:
2006
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian, Economic/Finance, Infrastructure, Transportation
Description:
This report is intended to provide basic unit cost (per foot) information for bicycle or pedestrian facilities and to provide some basic bid costs for items commonly included on projects that provide improved facilities for bicycling or walking. The report has been recently updated and the methodology for determining costs was modified to be more reflective of the bid item quantities and total project costs typically experienced on sidewalk and shared use path projects. This report had been updated in 2010.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
State

Report on Shared-use Path and Sidewalk Unit Costs

672.7 kB
Year:
2006
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian, Economic/Finance, Infrastructure, Transportation
Description:
This report is intended to provide basic unit cost (per foot) information for bicycle or pedestrian facilities and to provide some basic bid costs for items commonly included on projects that provide improved facilities for bicycling or walking. The report has been recently updated and the methodology for determining costs was modified to be more reflective of the bid item quantities and total project costs typically experienced on sidewalk and shared use path projects. This report had been updated in 2010.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
State

An Analysis of Externality Costs of Freight Transportation in Vermont

84.2 kB
Year:
2005
Theme:
Corridor, Freight, Rail, Truck
Description:
A comparison of the external costs associated with both truck freight and rail freight shipments within the Middlebury-Burlington corridor. Net benefits are calculated of increasing the use of rail in this area to 100% of its current capacity.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
State

Vermont’s Island Line Sign & Amenities Plan

14.4 MB
Year:
2005
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian, Infrastructure, Transportation
Description:
The Island Line Sign & Amenities Plan aims to link together the existing stretches of the multi-use paths that pass through Burlington, Colchester, and South Hero under a seamless design aesthetic. With potential to extend further south through the Champlain Valley and north to Quebec, the Island Line will become a world-class destination, enriching our communities and enhancing the economic stimulus that the path brings to the region.
Consultant:
Landworks
Geography:
Burlington, Chittenden County, Colchester, State

Contingency Planning for Passenger Rail Service in Vermont

10.5 MB
Year:
2005
Theme:
Corridor, Rail, Transportation
Description:
Specific analysis and recommendations concerning sustaining and modifying passenger rail service in Vermont for the Vermonter and the Ethan Allen train services.
Consultant:
Patrick J. Garahan P.E.
Geography:
State

ABRB Infrastructure Improvement Identification & Prioritization

2 MB
Year:
2004
Theme:
Corridor, Freight, Rail, Transportation
Description:
Scoping Report on ABRB (Albany-Bennington-Rutland-Burlington) Corridor within the State, entailing indentification of necessary infrastructure upgrades.
Consultant:
Clough Harbour & Associates LLP
Geography:
State