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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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.