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  • Rep. Curt McCormack, Chair
  • Rep. Barbara Murphy, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Timothy R. Corcoran, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Mollie S. Burke
  • Rep. Michael McCarthy
  • Rep. Patricia McCoy
  • Rep. David Potter
  • Rep. Constance Quimby
  • Rep. Brian K. Savage
  • Rep. Mary Sullivan
  • Rep. Rebecca White, Clerk

House Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 43

February 12, 2019 - February 15, 2019

Last Updated 3/18/2019 9:15 AM

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

10:00 AM                   House Floor and Caucuses

 

1:00 PM                   H. 165 - An act relating to increasing penalties for using a portable electronic device while operating a moving motor vehicle

Introduction

Rep. Brian Smith, Sponsor

Rep. Martin LaLonde, Sponsor

 

1:15 PM                   Distracted Driving

Colonel Jake Elovirta, Director of Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles

Lieutenant John Flannigan, VSP Safety Programs Unit Commander, Department of Public Safety

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation

Rep. Brian Smith, Sponsor

 

1:45 PM                   Rail Program Budget

Form 10g3 corrections

Dan Delabruere, Rail and Aviation, Director, Agency of Transportation

Neil Schickner, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation

 

2:15 PM                   19-1006 - An act relating to the Transportation Bill

P3 Definition Update;

Highway Work: Minimum Wages

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation

Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:30 PM                   10 Minute Break

 

2:40 PM                   Public Transportation

Bus from Burlington to Bolton

Lindsay DesLauriers, Chief Operating Officer, Bolton Valley Resort

 

3:00 PM                   Transportation for Vermonters

Transportation as a barrier for moving Vermonters out of poverty;

Capstone VT transportation program

Sue Minter, Executive Director, Capstone Community Action

Paul Zabriskie, Director of Weatherization and Home Performance, Capstone Community Action

Eileen Nooney, Director of Family and Community Support Services, Capstone Community Action

 

3:30 PM                   H. 166 - An act relating to enforcement of overweight motor vehicle laws

Rep. Charles "Butch" Shaw, Sponsor, Pittsford

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

9:45 AM                   H. 127 - An act relating to municipal authority to establish speed limits

Introduction

Rep. Martin LaLonde, Sponsor

 

10:15 AM                   H. 180 - An act relating to Burlington International Airport and noise compatibility programs

Introduction

Rep. Maida Townsend, Sponsor

 

10:30 AM                   Governor's Highway Safety Budget Details

Bruce Nyquist, Highway Safety Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

Allison LaFlamme, Behavioral Safety Unit Deputy Administrator, Agency of Transportation

Keith Flynn, Behavioral Safety Unit Administrator in the State Highway Safety Office, Agency of Transportation

 

10:45 AM                   Associated General Contractors of Vermont

Matt Musgrave, Deputy Executive Vice President, Associated General Contractors of Vermont

Kellen Cloud, Operations Manager, Green Mountain Flagging

 

11:20 AM                   19-1006 - An act relating to the Transportation Bill

Committee Discussion

Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Neil Schickner, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:40 AM                   19-1006 - An act relating to the Transportation Bill

Junior Operator Use of Portable Electronic Devices

Keith Flynn, Behavioral Safety Unit Administrator in the State Highway Safety Office, Agency of Transportation

Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   VW Settlement Bus Pilot Project

Barbara Donovan, Public Transit Administrator, Agency of Transportation

Megan O'Toole, Staff Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation, Air Quality and Climate Division

Deidra Ritzer, Environmental Analyst, Department of Environmental Conservation, Air Quality and Climate Division

 

2:35 PM                   Vermont Public Transportation Association

Mark Sousa, General Manager, Green Mountain Transit Association

Van Chestnut, General Manager, Advance Transit

Jim Moulton, Executive Director, Tri-Valley Transit

Barbara Donovan, Public Transit Administrator, Agency of Transportation

Randy Schoonmaker, CEO, Southeastern Vermont Transit

Nick D'Agostino, Executive Director, Rural Community Transit

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

9:00 AM                   19-1006 - An act relating to the Transportation Bill

State Highway Condemnation - subdivisions

Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, Northwest Regional Planning Commission

Rob White, Right of Way Chief, Agency of Transportation

 

9:30 AM                   19-1006 - An act relating to the Transportation Bill

Transportation Alternatives Grant Committee

Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, Northwest Regional Planning Commission

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation

 

9:45 AM                   19-1006 - An act relating to the Transportation Bill

Maintenance Districts Reorganization

Wayne Symonds, Highway Division Director and Chief Engineer, Agency of Transportation

 

10:15 AM                   15 Minute Break

 

10:30 AM                   VT league of Cities and Towns

Joint Hearing with Senate Transportation, Room 11

10:30-12:00

Chris Viens, Town of Waterbury

David Bronson, Town of Bridport

John Freitag, Town of Strafford

Jeff King, Town of Poultney

Nicholas Ecker-Racz, Town of Glover

Mary-Ann Goulette, Town Manager, Town of West Rutland

Tad Nunez, Town of Fairlee

Russell Hodgkins, Town of Westminster

Steve Baker, Selectman, Town of Kirby

Jeff Wennberg, Public Works Director, City of Rutland

Bill Shepelak, Town of Waterbury

Chet Hagenbarth, Town of Killington

Jameson Davis, Town of Hartford

Scott Murphy, Town of Ludlow

Stuart Rodgers, Town of Thetford

Charles Safford, Town Manager, Town of Stowe

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   19-1006 - An act relating to the Transportation Bill

Allowance for Non-Utility Providers to Charge for Charging

 

Daniel Dutcher, Environmental Policy Manager, Agency of Transportation

Dan Potter, Energy Policy and Program Analyst, Department of Public Service

 

2:45 PM                   Drive Electric Vermont

David Roberts, Drive Electric Vermont Coordinator, Senior Consultant, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur, Director of Transportation Efficiency, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

 

3:35 PM                   10 Minute Break

 

3:45 PM                   Electric Vehicles

From the automobile dealer perspective

Mark Alderman, General Manager, Alderman's Chevrolet

 

Friday, February 15, 2019

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   Burlington International Airport

Nic Longo, Deputy Director of Aviation, Burlington International Airport

Gene Richards, Director of Aviation, Burlington International Airport

 

11:30 AM                   H. 529 - An act relating to the Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

Section 19: Central Garage Transfer

Wayne Symonds, Highway Division Director and Chief Engineer, Agency of Transportation

Neil Schickner, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Leonard LeBlanc, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Transportation

 

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 Madeleine Boyce at 802-828-2262 or mboyce@leg.state.vt.us