$2 Million available for bicycle, pedestrian projects

first_imgGovernor Announces $2 Million Available for Bicycle and PedestrianProjectsMontpelier, Vt. – Governor Jim Douglas has announced the availability of$2 million in funds for bicycle and pedestrian projects.Governor Douglas said the $2 million is designated for design, acquisitionof right-of-way, and construction of bike and pedestrian projects aroundVermont. To qualify, projects must have a completed feasibility study oran equivalent review.”Encouraging new bicycle and pedestrian projects is part of our ongoingcommitment to creating a truly multi-modal transportation system,”Governor Douglas said.Last year the Governor’s budget included funding for bicycle andpedestrian projects that was awarded to 45 municipalities including: WestRutland, Newfane, Cavendish, Morristown, St. Johnsbury, Burlington,Colchester, Richford, Newport, Hartford, Woodstock, Dover, Bakersfield,Waitsfield, Weybridge, Bennington, Montpelier-Berlin, Plainfield andBrattleboro.Since 1993 the Agency of Transportation has funded 65 miles of bicycle andpedestrian facilities statewide.Municipalities interested in applying for the funds should contact theirregional planning commission for more information about the applicationprocess. Municipalities will be responsible for 10% local match.Applications are to be submitted to the Agency of Transportation byFriday, October 1, 2004.###last_img

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