Route 30 Transit Study

A transit study is underway in the Windham region that aims to bring public transit service to residents of the Rt. 30 corridor from Brattleboro to Stratton Mountain. Southeast Vermont Transit, in collaboration with VTrans and the Windham Regional Commission have begun work on the study that will evaluate the possibility of fixed route bus service along Rt. 30, through Brattleboro, Newfane, Townshend, Jamaica, and Winhall. RLS & Associates, a transportation consulting firm headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, has been hired to conduct the study.

Over several months the study has gathered input on the current transportation conditions and needs for residents, businesses, health care providers and other stakeholders in the corridor.A public meeting was held on August 26th at the Newbrook Fire Hall where local residents spoke to SeVT and VTrans officials about their daily transportation challenges, highlighting how difficult accessing employment, education and healthcare can be for residents of rural Windham County without reliable access to a personal vehicle. This meeting was in addition to a public survey that gathered input on transportation needs and opportunities from nearly 300 residents in 10 area communities, and a separate business survey which polled local business owners on how public transportation could increase their access to employees and customers.

RLS & Associates is in the process of finalizing their recommendations and expects to present their findings to SeVT, VTrans and the WRC in late November. Once these recommendations are made local and state officials will begin discussions on the potential implementation of public transit service along Rt. 30.

Last Updated: 10 June 2022
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