Create a transportation-friendly community
Engaging your community in a dialogue about efficient transportation helps everyone get around easier, saves money, and helps residents, businesses, and leaders create connections that make Vermont such a great place to live and work. Go! Vermont can act as a valuable partner that can facilitate these important conversations and provide planning and promotional resources to help ideas become reality.
Connect people to the places they live
Go! Vermont Local Community Assistance Program grants
This program offers $500 grants to volunteer groups to promote, enhance, and enable efficient transportation in their communities. You are encouraged to join more than 25 communities of all sizes, making a big impact in the lives of their neighbors.
Municipalities that have received the grant: Bradford, Brattleboro, Calais, Hardwick, Montpelier, Sharon, South Burlington, South Hero, Springfield, Thetford and Weybridge. To apply for a Community Assistance Program grant for your municipality or school, simply submit a letter of intent on your own letterhead to share your initial plans. Go! Vermont reps will meet with your group, discuss options, and provide materials and assistance. The grant funding will be awarded when you report back. Download the Letter of Introduction for more information.
The Vermont Transportation Efficiency Network (VTEN)
This network of transportation professionals is available to advise you of opportunities, experiences and success stories. They provide transportation data, surveys that towns can use to find out more about their current system, valuable annual conferences, and more.
Promoting efficient transportation
There are a number of ways you can get involved! Post materials in public spaces, promote the Way to Go! Challenge, identify volunteers, collect data via survey, provide materials or handouts at farmers markets, town meetings, and energy fairs.
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