Partners, Projects and Advocacy

Transportation Partners

We have robust partnerships with local, regional and state organizations to ensure our members are eligible and receive attractive, convenient and cost-effective transportation options. 

CarShare Vermont is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working to reduce car dependence and improve mobility for Vermonters by providing individuals and businesses with convenient, affordable, and reliable alternative to private car ownership. They have a network of vehicles that our members can use by the hour or day whenever they need to drive.

Greenride Bikeshare is the greater Burlington area’s bikeshare. The program currently includes 100 7-speed bikes at 17 hub locations in Burlington, South Burlington and Winooski. Bikeshare is ideal for short point-to-point, 30 minute trips or less, and is designed to complement and enhance existing transportation options in our area by providing connections to bus service and serving as an affordable transportation option.

Green Mountain Transit is the region’s public transportation provider. Offering a variety of transit services that are convenient and affordable, including local and commuter bus service in Chittenden County with regional connections to Washington, Addison, Franklin, and Lamoille Counties.

Go! Vermont is a program of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, a resource for commuters wanting to reduce the cost and environmental impact of driving—featuring a free car/vanpool matching service, ridesharing tips and more.

Local Motion is northwest Vermont’s member-driven nonprofit advocate for active transportation and recreation for healthy and sustainable Vermont communities. Working with a wide range of public and private partners to make biking and walking safer, easier, and more fun!

Old Spokes Home is a bike shop and 501(c)(3) nonprofit creating access to bikes and the opportunities they provide for our whole community. Thier mission is to get everyone, regardless of income, on a bike. Not only are they a bike repair and sales shop, they provide programs that enhance transportation access, job training and youth enpowerment.

Vital Communities Transportation Program works with employers, municipalities, school districts, and regional planning commissions in the Upper Valley of Vermont to improve transportation options and reduce reliance on driving alone.

Plans & Projects

We continuously seek opportunities to engage in any regional transportation planning for any project or study, ensuring TDM measures are incorporate, our members best interests are represented and the project information is communicated to our members.  Effective corridor improvement projects seek to maximize the efficient use and capacity of transportation resources and encourage shared forms of travel and promote a balanced transportation system.

Our Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) adopted the 2018 ECOS Plan on June 20, 2018, an update to the 2013 ECOS Plan. This 2018 update focused mainly on updates to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and will serve as the Region’s Enhanced Energy Plan. View the full 2018 ECOS Plan here.  The MTP is the region’s principal transportation planning document that sets regional transportation priorities and assists CATMA in our annual work plan.

Regional Projects CATMA’s involved in:

Colchester Avenue: Bikeways, Parking & Intersection Safety
North Winooski Avenue
I89 Corridor Study

Policy & Advocacy

In an effort to raise the profile of TDM, we seek opportunities to engage and participate in local, regional, state and national efforts.  

On a State level, we are involved in:

Transportation For Vermont - a diverse coalition of individuals, organizations, businesses and institutions committed to working together, creatively, and across sectors to achieve a sustainable, accessible transportation system in a rural state.

Replace Your Ride - Qualified Replace Your Ride program applicants can receive up to $9,500 to replace their own older, high-polluting vehicle with a newer vehicle, upgrade to a hybrid or electric vehicle or get vouchers for car-sharing or public transit passes.

Vermont Transportation Efficiency Network (VTEN) - a group of advocates, planners, and providers working together to reduce negative impacts and improve efficiency in Vermont’s transportation sector. Formed by the High Meadows Fund in 2010, VTEN is now convened by Vital Communities and provides a forum for transportation professionals to network, discuss opportunities, and celebrate success stories.

On a national level, we are long-time active members of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT). ACT is an international association and leading advocate for commuter transportation and transportation demand management (TDM).