Of Wheelmen, The New Woman, and Good Roads: Historical Perspectives on Bicycling in Burlington, 1880-1920

Associate Professor Luis Vivanco, Cultural Anthropologist, Director of UVM’s Global and Regional Studies Program, and Founding Director of UVM’s Global Studies Program will present his research on the social history of bicycles in the Queen City, 1880-1920. Local bicycle advocacy groups will have exhibits set up outside of Billings North … Continue reading

Electric Vehicle Charging: Distribution Transformer Impacts, Smart Charging, and Transportation Modeling

In 2012, worldwide sales of Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) are expected to surpass 257,000 units, and North American sales are expected to exceed 66,200 units.  Predictions estimate that U.S. PEV annual sales will reach 640,000 units by 2015.  Additionally, 2012 marks the introduction of seven new PEV manufacturers, including BMW, … Continue reading

FHWA Associate Administrator for Civil Rights provides counsel for Vermont National Summer Transportation Institute Students

Warren S. Whitlock, the Associate Administrator for Civil Rights at FHWA came to Vermont for the final day of the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI).  He facilitated a discussion for the 22 high schools students who were completing their two weeks of experiential education in transportation systems and careers, and … Continue reading

VTCCC Hosts EV Owners Luncheon

On August 13, 2012 eight electric vehicle owners from Vermont came together at Healthy Living Market and Café in South Burlington for a luncheon held by the Vermont Clean Cities Coalition (VTCCC). On hand were the owners of four Chevy Volts, two Teslas, one converted motorcycle, and one converted sedan. … Continue reading