Since 2001, the Upper Valley TMA has worked with employers, municipalities, school districts, and regional planning commissions to improve transportation options.

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Towns

Smart Commute Home Edition works with towns 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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Schools

Smart Commute creates tailored commuting programs to meet schools’ goals and interests.

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Home Edition

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Smart Commute Home Edition works with towns to lower their residents’ transportation costs. Modeled after our successful workplace-based program, Home Edition follows a simple three-step process to evaluate opportunities and develop solutions.

Vital Communities offers this service free of charge thanks to generous support from the Canaday Family Foundation and the High Meadows Fund.

What's Happening

Steering Committee

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock: Dan Dahmen
  • Norwich: Phil Dechert
  • Hanover: Carolyn Radisch
  • Lebanon: Margaret Howard-Heretakis
  • Hartford: Matt Osborn
  • Dartmouth College: Douwe Wieberdink
  • 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: Nate Miller
  • TRORC: Rita Seto
  • SWCRPC: Jason Rasmussen
  • CATS: Pam Joslin
  • CRT: Karen Sinclair
  • Stagecoach: Laura Perez
  • Vital Communities: Aaron Brown

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Aaron Brown

Transportation Program Manager

Transportation

 802.291.9100 x 111

Transportation

— Aaron Brown, Transportation Program Manager

As Transportation Program Manager at Vital Communities, Aaron Brown works to increase the use of biking, walking, carpooling, and public transit options through community engagement and planning, workplace sustainability projects, and policy studies. His studies focus primarily on ways that small towns can make informed financing and land use decisions to reduce reliance on driving alone. Before coming to Vital Communities in 2009, Aaron taught in the History Department at Ohio State University and, more recently, worked on renewable energy issues with the Conservation Law Foundation and Clean Energy Group (both in Montpelier, Vermont). An avid homebrewer, Aaron has won more than a dozen awards for crafting inspired Belgian and sour ales and the occasional American IPA. He lives in Strafford, Vermont.



Bethany Fleishman

Transportation Program Assistant

Transportation

 802.291.9100 x 113

Transportation

— Bethany Fleishman, Transportation Program Assistant

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.