Regional Highway Safety Forum – 5/12 in Bellows Falls
April 9, 2014
How do we make the roads in our towns safer? Join local stakeholders for a Regional Highway Safety Forum at the Town Hall in Bellows Falls on 5/12. You will learn about the resources and partners available for you and your community to strive towards safer roadways for all users. For more information contact Katharine at email@example.com. Register online at www.vermontlocalroads.org/workshop_registration.html
Way To Go Commuter Challenge 2014 – 5/12 – 5/16
April 7, 2014
How do you commute to work? Join people across Vermont as they find alternative ways to commute during Way To Go week this year – May 12 -16. Finding an alternative to commuting alone can save money, reduce pollution, maybe improve your health and if you do it during Way To Go week, you can also win prizes!
In our area there are a variety of options, including carpooling, ridesharing, riding the bus, walking or bicycling. Never tried the bus before? consider it on The Current’s Fare Free Friday (5/16)!
Spring Newsletter – New Designations, Legislative Update and a Highway Safety Forum
March 14, 2014
Our most recent newsletter is now available on our publications page. Some of the higlights include:
- Approval of the East Central Vermont Economic Development District designation
- “Way to Go” Commuter Challenge
- Weathersfield develops a “PACE” district
Emergency Relief and Assistance Fund (ERAF) Rule Change
February 4, 2014
Following presidentially declared disasters, the State of Vermont and FEMA provide Public Assistance (PA) funding to towns to assist in rebuilding and repairing municipal infrastructure. Under this program, FEMA provides 75% funding with the remaining 25% being split between the State of Vermont and towns. In 2012, the State modified the rules that determine the proportion of this State/local cost share. Attached is a letter from Vermont Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding, that addresses these and other changes to Vermont’s Emergency Relief and Assistance Fund (ERAF) that will take effect on Oct. 23, 2014. Please also see our Winter 2014 Newsletter for more information.
Click here to view letter
East Central Vermont (ECV) Consortium Outreach Plan
November 25, 2013
SWCRPC is joining efforts with the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) to develop a regional plan for East Central Vermont (ECV) that will guide decision-making and investments aimed at maintaining the place we call home. Several of the towns in our region have already signed up as Consortium members and, as this is a public process, we are attempting to put out the word that involvement is desired. Several draft documents and information about working groups is available athttp://ecvermont.org/news/ Please contact Dan Potter at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
In early 2012, the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission began to develop a housing and transportation affordability model. As a rural area, the RPC has long recognized the significant distances that the region’s residents travel for essential tasks such as work, buying groceries and medical appointments. The RPC also recognized in their 2009 Regional Plan the significant increases in housing prices in the region over the last few years.