Public transportation demand to outpaces funding

High 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 transit.

Meeting the Public Transit Challenge

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.

CCTA could trim service, raise fares

The Chittenden County Transportation Agency is considering a plan to trim public bus services and raise fares on a Burlington to Middlebury commuter route.