Vt looking for bus line bids
RUTLAND ó 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.
ďLast year we did a very thorough study of intercity bus needs and desired locations,Ē Donovan said. ďWe donít 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.Ē
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.MORE IN This Just InNEW YORK ó Itís not as well-known as other historic sites associated with Franklin Delano... Full StoryKIEV, Ukraine ó Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of... Full Story
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