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June 27, 2017 ACTR Transit Hub Relocation Public Input Meeting

June 21, 2017

What:  Town of Middlebury Selectboard Public Input Meeting on Temporary Relocation of ACTR Transit Hub

When:  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Where:  Large Conference Room, Middlebury Town Offices, 77 Main Street

In order to prepare for construction associated with the Main Street and Merchants Row Bridges, the Town of Middlebury and ACTR are working to identify a temporary transit hub in order to move the transit hub from its long-time location on Merchants Row during construction. The temporary relocation period is anticipated to start in November 2017 and run through the end of 2020.

Locations under consideration for the relocated transit hub include:

  • College Street, just east of the intersection of Weybridge Street on the north side of College Street, with Marble Valley and GMT bus transfers on Academy Street.
    Safety concerns: visibility for traffic exiting Rte 23.  Will increase congestion in high-traffic area. Operational concern: affects route schedules
  • South Pleasant Street, (approved by ACTR, Local Project Management Team (LPMT) and previous public hearings) north end of the street, starting opposite the Soldier’s Monument, south for approximately 200’. Under this proposal, South Pleasant Street would become one-way.
    Safety concerns: Possible need to tweak design for fire truck clearance and snow removal.
  • Seymour Street, just south of the historic train station, both sides of the street.
    Safety concerns: Dangerous intersection of Seymour, Main and North Pleasant. Will increase traffic congestion near Fire Department.  Operational concern: affects route schedules and increases walking distance for riders

The purpose of this meeting is to collect public input on these proposed alternatives in order for the Selectboard to make a final recommendation for the temporary relocation of the transit hub at their July 11, 2017 meeting.

Maps of the proposed locations are available on the Town’s website at: Residents > Bridge and Rail Project > ACTR Transit Hub.

Written comments may be submitted in advance of the meeting to: Middlebury Selectboard c/o Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay, Town Offices, 77 Main Street, Middlebury, Vermont 05753 or kramsay@townofmiddlebury.org.

If you need transportation to attend this meeting, please call ACTR Dispatch, 388-2287 as soon as possible.