Your Transportation HQ
UPDATE: May 10, 2013: Work Progressing at CTC
Interior finish carpentry and painting are happening at the Community Transportation Center! There will be occasional work on Saturdays throughout construction. Please call 388-1946 if you have any questions about the project.
Take a look at how things are shaping up…as of March. New photos coming soon.
September 10, 2012: Groundbreaking at 297 Creek Road!
VMS Construction of Rutland was selected to build the new ACTR Community Transportation Center. If you have any questions, check here for updates or call 388-1946.
Building a Green Transit Center
We have finished the design plan phase of the Community Transportation Center. Take a look at the attractive exterior: Four Exterior Views. Now step inside and look around: First Floor Plan, Second Floor Plan.
Now, take a virtual tour of the new Community Transportation Center. We plan to move our operations to the completed center in the spring of 2013.
Why does Addison County need the Community Transportation Center?
The efficiencies of a dedicated facility will enable ACTR to meet the future community transportation needs of Addison County caused by an aging population, rising fuel prices and tough economic times.
How will the Center benefit the community?
* Expand bus routes and emergency-responsiveness.
* Create better economic development opportunities.
* Offer more options for workers unable to afford a car.
* Reduce local parking requirements and the related cost.
* Generate other transporation options (CarShare, Bike/Ped, etc.)
* Provide more leadership in greenhouse gas reduction.
* Create more efficient and cost-effective transit operations.
How will the Center help ACTR achieve those outcomes?
* Bus maintenance, wash and indoor storage (currently none).
* Meeting and training space (currently insufficient).
* Central office and dispatch center (currently insufficient).
* Neighborhood transit stop and commuter park & ride (currently no park & ride).
How will the Center be paid for?
ACTR has secured a $2.85 million federal grant, with the help of Senator Patrick Leahy, and access to 4 acres of land from the Vermont Agency of Transportation. ACTR is now raising the required local match ($750,000) through foundations, institutions, businesses and private donors.