Governor signs six bills, including for alternative transportation

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Governor signs six bills, including for alternative transportation

Thu, 06/03/2021 - 4:45pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott announced action on several bills, passed by the General Assembly, including H433. The transportation-related legislation includes $120 million for public transportation, rail and electric vehicle incentives, among other programs.

On June 3, Governor Scott signed bills of the following titles:      

  • H.122, An act relating to boards and commissions

  • H.337, An act relating to the printing and distribution of State publications

  • H.431, An act relating to miscellaneous energy subjects

  • H.435, An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

  • H.443, An act relating to approval of the merger of the Wilmington Water District with the Town of Wilmington

  • H.433, An act relating to the Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

Governor Scott issued the following statement when signing this H.433:

“Among many other initiatives, this year’s T-Bill delivers the largest budget ever to invest in our roads and transportation infrastructure. 

“In order to combat climate change, we must continue to focus on the transportation sector – which is among the largest contributors to Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions. This bill works to curb emissions by including $120 million for the state’s public transit and rail programs, park and rides, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, transportation alternatives projects, as well as electric vehicle incentives and more. 

 

“Expanding on our previous efforts, the bill also includes funds to buildout electric vehicle charging infrastructure, helping further prepare Vermont for a green transportation transition.

“The bill also makes important investments in government modernization and efficiency, including nearly $25 million to start the replacement of the DMV CORE system, which will significantly improve customer service and consumer experience at the DMV.

“I want to thank our partners and the transportation committees in the House and Senate for their hard work, and we look forward to putting these funds to good use on behalf of Vermonters.”  

To view a complete list of action on bills passed during the 2021 legislative session, click here.

Source: Governor Montpelier www.vermont.gov