The Vital Communities Transportation Program works with employers, municipalities, school districts, and regional planning commissions to improve transportation options and reduce reliance on driving alone.

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Getting Around

The Upper Valley offers great commuting opportunities with transit, carpools, biking, walking, and telecommuting.

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Communities

We work with towns, schools, and community organizations to lower residents’ transportation costs.

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Workplaces

Smart Commute helps Upper Valley employers lower the costs of commuting to work.

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VTEN

The Vermont Transportation Efficiency Network (VTEN) is a group of providers, planners, and advocates who gather to reduce the costs and environmental impacts of our transportation system.

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Find your bus in real-time and plan your trip at AdvanceTransit.com OR download the iPhone or Android real-time app developed by students from Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering.

We’re working with workplaces and communities in the Advance Transit service area over the next year to promote Advance Transit’s real-time system and trip planner. Using proven Community-Based Social Marketing methods, we hope to increase ridership on Advance Transit by making it easier and more routine to take the bus.

Interested in getting your workplace or organization involved? E-mail Bethany@VitalCommunities.org.

What's Happening

Upper Valley Transportation Management Association (UVTMA)

We convene the Upper Valley Transportation Management Association (UVTMA), a membership-based group of workplaces, transportation providers, municipalities, and planners. Dues-paying members are eligible for customized programs and services for their town or workplace.

Join us to help solve the transportation challenges affecting the Upper Valley. E-mail Bethany to learn more about becoming a UVTMA member.

UVTMA Steering Committee

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock: Dan Dahmen
  • Norwich: Phil Dechert
  • Hanover: Carolyn Radisch
  • Lebanon: Rebecca Owens
  • Hartford: Matt Osborn
  • Dartmouth College: Patrick O’Neill
  • Enfield: Scott Osgood
  • Lyme: Daniel Brand
  • New England Transportation Institute: Matthew Coogan
  • Plainfield: Betsy Rybeck Lynd
  • Lebanon School District: Wanda Hastings
  • Hanover Bicycle/Pedestrian Committee: Scot Drysdale
  • Advance Transit: Van Chestnut
  • Resource Systems Group: Ben Swanson, Steering Committee Chair
  • New Hampshire House of Representatives: Patricia Higgins
  • Hypertherm: Stacey Chiocchio
  • Hartland Energy Committee: Karl Kemnitzer
  • UVLSRPC: Meghan Butts
  • TRORC: Rita Seto
  • SWCRPC: Jason Rasmussen
  • Southwestern Community Services: Terri Paige
  • Stagecoach: Laura Perez
  • Vital Communities: Bethany Fleishman

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Bethany Fleishman

Transportation Program Manager

Transportation

 802.291.9100 x 111

Transportation

— Bethany Fleishman, Transportation Program Manager

Bethany Fleishman was born at the old Mary Hitchcock hospital in Hanover, N.H., grew up in West Hartford, Vt., and now lives in Hartford Village, where she can see the White River and the trains from her window. She has a biology degree from St. Lawrence University and has worked in public health outreach, as a line cook in San Francisco, a pastry chef in Hanover, and as a member of the Town of Hartford Selectboard. She serves on the board of directors for both Advance Transit and Upper Valley CarShare and is a lifelong bike commuter.



Paige Heverly

Energy and Transportation Project Coordinator

Transportation, Energy

 802.291.9100 x 114

Transportation, Energy

— Paige Heverly, Energy and Transportation Project Coordinator

Paige Heverly joined Vital Communities in 2017 as the Energy and Transportation Project Coordinator. Hailing from the suburbs of Philadelphia, she moved to Vermont in 2011 and earned a joint BA in Renewable Energy and Ecological Design and Environmental Studies from Green Mountain College. After completing her Master of Energy Regulation and Law from Vermont Law School, Paige worked in energy efficiency consulting in Portland, Oregon. Her love of local food systems, the White River, and the Green Mountains brought her back to the Upper Valley to work on regional issues with localized solutions. Paige is passionate about closing ecological loops and treating waste as food. In her free time, she enjoys baking homemade English muffins, weeding her garden, and writing letters to her pen pals.