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Transportation Planning

Northwest Regional Planning Commission is involved in transportation planning as part of Vermont’s Transportation Planning Initiative (TPI). This is a statewide initiative that is designed to include all segments of the public in planning the improvements to Vermont’s transportation system. The goal of TPI is to expand local decision making and planning of transportation priorities, projects and long range plans. This process, started in 1992, is funded jointly by the Federal Highways Administration as part of the Highway Planning and Research Program, the State of Vermont and Vermont’s Regional Planning Commissions.

NRPC has a Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) which oversees the transportation planning program. The TAC also acts as a liaison between local communities and the Vermont Agency of Transportation, and provides local and regional input regarding transportation issues important to the region. The TAC serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Commissioners. The TAC typically meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30p.m.

NRPC’s planning assistance to our local communities includes conducting traffic counts, collecting culvert inventories, funding intersection and road corridor studies, providing grant writing assistance and completing other special transportation projects. NRPC also participates in public transit activities, coordinates the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail and participates in planning for the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail.

For more information on transportation planning, please contact Bethany Remmers, 802-524-5958, bethany@nrpcvt.com.