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1996 Chittenden County Regional Plan

5.9 MB
Year:
1996
Theme:
Economic/Finance, Land Use, Population
Description:
The plan is intended for use by regional planning commissions, local governments, private and public developers, utilities, state and federal officials, and interested citizens. Many of the goals and policies are illustrated by maps to assist the determination of how regional goals relate to the needs of the region. The CCRPC will pro-actively seek consistency between contemplated projects, plans, and this plan. The plan serves this function by articulating a vision for the future of the region, charting a path to achieve the vision, providing a means of balancing competing interests in effectuating the plan, suggesting realistic implementation measures, and serving as a reference document. This document is meant to be a plan and shall not be construed as a bylaw.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
Chittenden County

Environmental Assessment for Shelburne Road Corridor Rail Improvement Solution

10.5 MB
Year:
1996
Theme:
Rail, Transportation, Western Corridor
Description:
The Vermont Agency of Transportation engaged consultants to consider the feasibility of establishing passenger railroad services on the existing railroad rights-of-way between Charlotte and Burlington, Vermont and to develop the federally required Environmental Assessment. The passenger rail would be constructed to improve mobility in the corridor, alleviate growing traffic demands, and relieve congestion associated with the proposed construction activities on US Route 7, projected to last two years. This document outlines environmental consequences of the proposed project, passenger rail, and compares it to environmental consequences of the No-Build Alternative. The portion of Chittenden County that is the focus of this Environmental Assessment extends from Ferry Road in Charlotte to Main Street in Burlington and from Lake Champlain to the Hinesburg town line, Vermont Route 116, and Dorset Street. The study area is centered on U.S. Route 7, Shelburne Road, and is commonly referred to as the Shelburne Road Corridor. The Corridor includes the portions of Chittenden County encompassed by the towns of Charlotte, Shelburne, South Burlington and Burlington.
Consultant:
Freese & Nichols Inc., LS Transit Systems Inc.
Geography:
Burlington, Charlotte, Shelburne, South Burlington

Burlington Tri-Center Transit Study

30.1 MB
Year:
1996
Theme:
Rail, Transit, Transportation
Description:
The cities of Burlington, South Burlington and Winooski explored Light-Rail Transit systems (LRT) for a consensus on a preferred strategy to improve public transportation linkages between the downtown commercial cores of the three cities.
Consultant:
BRW Inc.
Geography:
Burlington, South Burlington, Winooski

Major Investment Study Shelburne Road Corridor (US 7) Transportation Solutions

11.4 MB
Year:
1996
Theme:
Corridor, Freight, Rail, Transportation
Description:
The intent of this Major Investment Study (MIS) is to provide the MPO, State AOT, transit operators, and other local decision-makers with comprehensive infonnation and analyses on a corridor level so that informed decisions regarding transportation investments can be made. In the transportation Corridor of US Route 7 between Charlotte and Burlington in Chittenden County, Vermont, there is a need to improve mobility. The transportation needs of the region have been the focus of many recent and historic studies and many projects to meet those needs have been posed as solutions.
Consultant:
Freese & Nichols Inc., KKO & Associates, LS Transit Systems Inc.
Geography:
Burlington, Charlotte, Chittenden County, Shelburne, South Burlington, State

Outdoor Lighting Manual For Vermont Municipalities

4.5 MB
Year:
1996
Theme:
Infrastructure, Lighting, Parking, Transportation
Description:
This manual was created to assist communities interested in managing outdoor lighting, improving lighting designs, conserving energy, and preserving the night landscape and sky.
Consultant:
Kathleen Ryan
Geography:
Chittenden County, State

Land Use Allocation

165.2 kB
Year:
1995
Theme:
Land Use, Modeling
Description:
Documentation for the Land Use Allocation Model for CCRPC & CCMPO.
Consultant:
Resource Systems Group Inc.
Geography:
Chittenden County

Bolton I-89 Interchange – Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement

15.3 MB
Year:
1994
Theme:
Interchange, Interstate
Description:
Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for an Interstate 89 interchange in Bolton, VT at approximately mile marker 69.00 for the northbound access ramps and mile marker 71.00 for the southbound access ramps.
Consultant:
FHWA, VAOT
Geography:
Bolton, Chittenden County

U.S. Route 7 ~ An Economic Lifeline – U.S. 7 Transportation Management Study – East Dorset to South Burlington

20.7 MB
Year:
1994
Theme:
Corridor, Transportation, Western Corridor
Description:
The U.S. 7 Transportation Management Study is intended to evaluate overall statewide policy planning, town/regional planning processes, and specific project development efforts by the VAOT. By studying the 90 mile highway segment of U.S. 7 from East Dorset to South Burlington, the state and regional needs to support Environment, Social and Economic (ESE) goals and objectives are considered in the broadest possible context. U.S. 7 has been nominated for placement on the National Highway System (NHS) by the State of Vermont and is a facility which bears primary responsibility for handling interstate and regional traffic. Issues associated with operations and safety are considered in the same context with the impacts on ESE factors.
Consultant:
Financial Consulting Associates (EFCA), Smart Associates, Wilbur Smith Associates
Geography:
Charlotte, Shelburne, South Burlington

Traffic Impacts of Champlain Parkway Detour on Pine Street

3.5 MB
Year:
1994
Theme:
Infrastructure, Traffic, Transportation
Description:
This study addresses the traffic impacts of diverting the Park Way corridor along Pine Street from Lakeside Avenue to the BPW garage or to Main Street. As part of this assessment, a new traffic demand model was calibrated and run for the 2003 no build and build scenarios. Traffic was distributed onto the local road network, and the level-of-s~rvice results are presented which assess potential areas of congestion. Road improvements are then suggested to alleviate that congestion. This report presents a brief summary of the results of the modeling analysis.
Consultant:
Resource Systems Group Inc.
Geography:
Burlington, South Burlington

The Traffic Calming Pilot Study for a Neighborhood in Burlington’s Old North End

3.1 MB
Year:
1993
Theme:
Infrastructure, Safety, Speed, Traffic, Transportation
Description:
This study is part of a four part Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning Services effort including: a Traffic Calming Strategy for the Burlington Old North End, a City Wide study for Development of Truck Routes, a Revision of the Downtown Parking Study, and a Regional Congestion Management Strategy.
Consultant:
Resource Systems Group Inc., T.J. Boyle & Associates
Geography:
Burlington