• Vt looking for bus line bids
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     | July 24,2013
     

    RUTLAND — The state is putting out a request for proposals from bus lines interested in using a federal subsidy to connect Rutland to Albany, N.Y., Burlington and White River Junction.

    Barbara Donovan, public transit administrator for the Vermont Agency of Transportation, said the state has about $400,000 a year from the federal government to help with the bus lines.

    “Last year we did a very thorough study of intercity bus needs and desired locations,” Donovan said. “We don’t know exactly how it will look. Intercity service has changed dramatically since the last time it was offered in Rutland. People are looking for more express-type services. ... It may be a little more streamlined.”

    Donovan said she anticipated the service would be based out of the Marble Valley Regional Transit Center. It could stop at the train station and airport.

    Donovan says the state is planning a conference with would-be bidders Aug. 12. Bids are due later next month.

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