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Department of Transportation, Vermont

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The Agency of Transportation is an agency in Vermont.

The purpose of the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is to provide a safe and efficient transportation system that moves people and goods cost-effectively, reliably, and with environmental responsibility, and promotes quality of life and economic well-being for Vermonters.[1]

Budget

Budget information is available on the VTrans website[2], and can be found on the State of Vermont website.[3]

Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Recommendations[3]

Department FY10 Actual FY11 Budget As Passed FY11 Estimated FY12 Governor Proposed
Finance and Administration $11,475,011 12,842,977 12,842,977 12,006,786
Aviation $18,884,112 22,976,642 22,976,642 7,743,984
Transportation Buildings $1,393,564 2,467,500 2,966,556 2,111,000
Program Development $204,541,214 283,612,449 296,642,635 265,750,465
Rest Areas $877,865 4,820,000 4,820,000 7,445,000
Maintenance State System $65,523,656 67,381,887 67,381,887 67,266,792
Policy & Planning $9,153,543 9,400,266 9,400,266 10,039,294
Rail $10,907,734 51,729,883 51,729,883 54,654,361
Bridge Maintenance Program $20,126,952 0 0 0
Public Transit $20,096,551 24,739,704 24,739,704 25,407,252
Central Garage $12,353,019 17,477,863 17,477,863 17,286,915
Total $375,333,221 497,449,171 510,978,413 469,711,849
Fund Type FY10 Actual FY11 Budget As Passed FY11 Estimated FY12 Governor Proposed
Transportation Fund $117,619,990 120,188,609 119,497,262 128,798,681
Special Fund $12,108,853 16,939,073 17,838,129 16,984,062
American Recovery & Reinvestment Act $65,131,276 76,766,446 76,766,446 40,582,716
Federal Revenue Fund $163,778,619 260,402,946 260,402,946 258,096,546
Internal Service Fund $12,353,019 17,477,863 17,477,863 17,286,915
Transportation: Local Match $1,166,907 1,684,254 1,684,254 2,528,853
Transportation Bond Fund $0 0 13,321,533 0
Interdepartmental Transfer $3,174,557 3,989,980 3,989,980 5,434,076
Total $375,333,221 497,449,171 510,978,413 469,711,849

VTrans received $126 million in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funds for highway and bridge projects and a further $5.6 million for public transportation funding. The highway and bridge funds have been dedicated to 73 projects.[4]

ARRA Projects

Local & State ARRA Projects Amount Percent of $ Number of Projects Percent of Projects
State Projects $109,296,791 79% 30 41%
Municipal Projects $28,183,883 21% 43 59%
Total ($137 million has been budgeted for ARRA projects) $ 137,480,674 100% 73 100%
Projects by Program Amount Percent of $ Number of Projects Percent of Projects
Aviation $6,008,809 4% 1 1%
Bike/Pedestrian $1,313,233 1% 2 3%
Enhancement $870,411 1% 7 10%
Interstate Bridge $3,219,035 2% 2 3%
Paving $83,394,057 61% 27 37%
Paving (Town Grants) $4,700,822 3% 10 14%
Public Transit $5,680,572 4% 2 3%
Roadway $16,743,457 12% 3 4%
State Bridge $3,722,068 3% 2 3%
Town Bridge $11,828,210 9% 17 23%
Total $137,480,674 100% 73 100%

Programs

VTrans administers the state's Safe Routes to School Program, which provides funding for infrastructure improvements, safety education, and enforcement of safety laws to encourage and enable students to walk or bike to school.[5]

Project status reports, including project management information, contractors, and construction dates, are available for download.[6]

Major Projects include:

  • Pittsford-Brandon US 7 Upgrade[7]
  • Bennington Bypass[8]
  • Rutland Railyard Improvement Project[9]

Project documents, such as Purpose and Need and Environmental Assessments, summaries, construction dates, cost estimates, and contractors are posted for projects where applicable.

Transparency

Executive staff are listed with phone numbers and contact information.[10] Further Administrative and District contact information is also psoted.[11]

The Agency's Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is available[12], as well as a 2007 Performance Report[13]

Public involvement meeting information is posted.[14]

Current RFPs and information about contracting with VTrans are posted. Awarded and executed contracts are listed.[15][16]

Contract Audits and auditing information are available.[17]

Public records request information does not seem to be available.

External links

References