The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will hold three public meetings, from November 14th to 17th, regarding the Vermont Public Transit Policy Plan. Last completed in 2007, the Public Transit Policy Plan outlines the State’s transit policies and goals and develops strategies to meet current and emerging public transit challenges. VTrans is updating this plan, and seeks public input in this second round of meetings to review the draft of the final report and receive input and comments. The public meeting times and locations are: November 14, 20117:00 p.m. Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, 110 West Canal Street, Suite 202, Winooski, VT 05404; Telephone: (802) 846-4490 November 16, 20114:00 p.m. Vermont Interactive Television ‘ 13 sites (Randolph Ctr. and Waterbury not available) across the state, see www.vitlink.org(link is external) for info. and directions to the sites. November 17, 20116:30 p.m. Rutland Regional Planning Commission, The Opera House, 67 Merchants Row, Third Floor, Rutland, VT 05702; Telephone: 802-775-0871. The Public Transit Policy Plan focuses on public transit services, specifically fixed route, paratransit, transportation brokerage, user-side subsidy, and rideshare/ride-match programs. The plan also addresses coordination and connections among public transit services and with other public transportation modes such as intercity bus and passenger rail, commercial aviation services, and park and ride locations. However, VTrans has separate policy plans for Airports, Rail, Highways, and Pedestrian and Bicycle. In conjunction with these other policy plans, the Public Transit Policy Plan provides the basis for the Vermont Long Range Transportation Business Plan. All members of the Vermont public are invited to attend and provide their input on the draft Public Transit Policy Plan. The draft plan will be available on the project web site by the end of October. To view the plan and additional information please visit the project website, http://www.kfhgroup.com/vermonttransitplanupdate.htm(link is external), or contact Scott Bascom of the Policy and Planning Division at VTrans by email at [email protected](link sends e-mail) or by phone at (802) 828-5748.