Congressman Peter Welch hosted a roundtable discussion for key stakeholders on Vermont priorities for the Reauthroization of the Federal Transportation Bill at the UVM Transportation Research Center on Friday. The purpose of the meeting was to provide an opportunity for Vermont transportation stakeholders to speak to Congressman Welch regarding the bill and the impact it will have on Vermont.
“Renewing federal transportation programs is about more than paving roads and filling potholes. A robust transportation sector is essential to the success of American businesses and to rebuilding the middle class. As Congress begins the process of reauthorizing federal transportation programs, there is no substitute for hearing Vermont’s priorities directly from our transportation leaders. – Representative Peter Welch”
Representatives from the Vermont House and Senate, the offices of Senator Sanders and Senator Leahy, staff from Two Rivers-Ottauquechee, Windham, and Chittenden County Regional Planning Commissions, Vermont Agency of Transportation, Vermont League of Cities and Towns, Associated General Contractors of Vermont, and the University of Vermont Transportation Research Center participated in the discussion. The Transportation Reauthorization Bill will provide billions of dollars in funding to help repair and modernize our aging transportation system.