This project was a joint effort with the RRPC and MVRTD. It evaluated the public transportation services along a western corridor of the Rutland region, and assessed current best practices employed by transportation providers to improve the capacity and coordination of existing services to meet the travel needs within the region.
First, the project undertook a complete inventory of current transportation modes and services offered through the western corridor of Rutland County along Routes 4, 4A and 30. Specifically this included types of services provided, times of day that the services exist and the direction in which they travel. The services were mapped using the protocols of the Vermont Geographic Information System.
We hired a qualified consultant to thoroughly identify what current travel needs are being met by these services as well as identify what travel deficiencies may still exist, by means of survey. Second, the project developed and assessed strategies, both current and potential, to address the identified deficiencies. One specific strategy that was explored was the “Ticket to Ride” program. We used a portion of the United We Ride funding to meet with representatives from the regions where “Ticket to Ride” has been implemented and investigated how the program works and learned what, if any changes either region would institute if they had the opportunity to start the program over with the knowledge that they have gained.
Based on the information gained in the first portion of the project, multiple strategies were developed for the Rutland region.
Final Report of Rutland County's Western Corridor, specifically the corridor extending west from Rutland City to Castleton, Fair Haven and Poultney, along Routes US 4, VT4A and VT30. This report documents the analysis and key findings associated with the first five tasks of the project: inventorying existing services; processing data and preparing maps; assessing existing services; evaluating potential service options and recommending new service alternatives. MORE INFO