Realizing the Future of Rural Transit

The Vermont Clean Cities Coalition is part of a team that was recently awarded a Mobility and Transportation Innovations (MTI) Grant from the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans). The funds from the grant will be used to research and design a pilot that will combine public, Medicaid, and school transportation into a single electrified public transportation system.

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Winter Weather Ready Research

Snow is starting to fall across Vermont this week, just as the UVM Transportation Research Center begins work on two new research projects aimed at improving how transportation agencies keep roadways clear of ice and snow during the winter.

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TRC Graduate Researcher Awarded FHWA Fellowship to Study Urban Heat

Ph.D. student and TRC researcher, Brittany Antończak, was recently awarded a fellowship from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program. The funds from the fellowship will support Brittany’s dissertation research on the relationship between transportation infrastructure and urban heat.

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Conventional or Electric? Either Way, Bike!

The popularity of electric bicycles (e-bikes) has grown recently in Vermont, but little is known about how Vermonters use e-bikes and what cities and towns can do to increase their use. Stephen Montaño hopes that his research with the Transportation Research Center will help answer these questions.

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