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Friday, July 1, 2022

Last week, VLCT Director of Public Policy and Advocacy Karen Horn and VLCT intern Joseph Nagle attended Governor Phil Scott’s signing of the FY23 transportation bill (Act 184) in South Hero. The $868 million act represents a tremendous legislative achievement that will fund statewide programs of the Agency of Transportation and the Department of Motor Vehicles as well as local programs and electric vehicle initiatives. As explained by the chairs of the House and Senate Transportation committees, the bill allows the state and local governments to complete necessary projects sooner than anticipated, which will in turn allow for improved transportation networks and choices for Vermonters. This is the state’s largest transportation budget ever and is supported by a record amount of federal funding. Said Governor Scott, “Expanding and improving our transportation system is critical to our work to increase economic equity and opportunity from region to region, support safe and healthy communities and grow our economy.”

To learn more about bills and legislative activity pertaining to local government read VLCT's Legislative Wrap-up. For a shorter summary, look at our Legislative Results Infographic.