2011 Vermont Code
Title 19 Highways
§ 10f Statement of policy; public transportation

19 VT Stats § 10f. (2011 through Adj Sess) What's This?

§ 10f. Statement of policy; public transportation

(a) It shall be the state's policy to make maximum use of available federal funds for the support of public transportation. State operating support funds shall be included in agency operating budgets to the extent that funds are available. It shall be the state's policy to support the maintenance of existing public transportation services, to assure the rapid replacement of any unplanned decrease in service, and to support the creation of new service that is accessible and affordable to those who use these services.

(b) The agency of transportation shall develop and periodically update a plan for investment in public transportation services and infrastructure as part of an integrated transportation system consistent with the goals established in 24 V.S.A. { 5083, and regional transportation development plan proposals and regional plans as required by 24 V.S.A. { 5089.

(1) The plan shall include components that shall coordinate rideshare, public transit, park and ride, interstate, and bicycle and pedestrian planning and investment at the state, regional, and local levels, and create or expand regional connections within the state, in order to maximize interregional ridesharing and access to public transit.

(2) The agency shall develop and make available to the traveling public an integrated, statewide online service that coordinates transportation options and provides web-based access to information that will allow the traveling public integrated, convenient, affordable, and dependable access to alternative transportation modes sufficient to allow efficient, cost-effective, and timely travel throughout the state. (Added 1989, No. 121, { 5, eff. June 22, 1989; amended 2003, No. 56, { 36, eff. June 4, 2003; 2007, No. 209 (Adj. Sess.), { 9.)

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