Planned Transportation Spending
Vermont’s 2011-2014 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program* proved particularly difficult to analyze as the state does not make clear the state and federal contributions for each project receiving federal funds. However, an examination of this document reveals that road maintenance/minor widening projects account for the largest chunk of planned spending (23 percent). Transit projects follow at 21 percent of the planned spending, with the Western Rail Corridor Project accounting for 15 percent of this spending. Bridge maintenance/replacement projects are 19 percent of the planned spending. Road or bridge projects with bicycle/pedestrian components (such as adding sidewalks when reconstructing a roadway) comprise 13 percent of the STIP. The Crown Point Bridge project and expenses related to this project make up almost 77 percent of this category. New road capacity projects account for 12 percent, and safety projects 5 percent. Projects classified as “other” are 4 percent of the STIP, and bicycle/pedestrian projects 3 percent. No bridge capacity expansion projects were identified. share
Proposed Spending, FY 2011-2014*
|Project Type||Cost (Millions)|
|New Road Capacity||$120.96|
|Road/Bridge Project with Bike/Ped Components||$124.81|
|Road Maintenance/Minor Widening||$227.95|
* TSTC analyzed VTrans’ Draft 2011-2014 STIP which the agency adopted as its final STIP for the period.