gas prices have persuaded more Vermonters to leave their cars at home and take
the bus to work. Advocates
say that helps the environment and saves wear-and-tear on the highways. But
they say the demand has begun to outstrip the state’s ability to pay for public
The growing demand for public transit comes in a time of stiff competition for transportation dollars, and meeting that demand proves difficult. Also, an environmental institute brings together future Arab and Jewish leaders to tackle the Middle East’s environmental problems while promoting peace.