About VTEN

The Vermont Transportation Efficiency Network (VTEN) is 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.

Thank you to all who attended our fall 2019 meeting in Barre, and stay tuned for the spring 2020 meeting, location TBD!


Check out our latest list of partners.


Partner Updates Fall 2019



October (Barre)

Topic: Advancing TDM Outreach for 2020


Whether you’re a business that wants to help its employees save on commuting or you’re an interested citizen who wants to make your community more efficient, the following resources can help.

Tool for Estimating Vehicle Trip Reductions

This document provides guidance on how to estimate vehicle trip reductions from Transportation Demand Management (TDM) measures implemented for new developments. These estimates may inform adjustments to any impact or mitigation fee paid under Act 250 and/or Act 145 proportional to traffic generated by the site. NOTE: This guidance provides a tool to help estimate the potential reduction in vehicle trip generation for TDM strategies in different contexts but is not an adopted policy or standard of the Vermont Agency of Transportation.

Town Commute Data

Richmond Energy Committee and VTEN member Ian Stokes has pulled 2010 Census data on commuting for the whole state, town by town. He can help your community compile miles traveled, the number of commuters by each transportation mode, and estimate the amount of CO2 emitted. Contact Ian here.

Sustainable Transportation Vermont

Land use and transportation web resource and blog by VTEN member Julie Campoli, author and urban designer. Become a contributor!

Commuter Surveys


Commuter Plans

Regional Transportation Plans

Additional Transportation Plan Resources

Grant Opportunities

Transportation Resources and Services

Past Meetings


October (Burlington)

Topic: Sharing Lessons from Chittenden County: Adapting Urban Solutions to the Rural Context

April (Montpelier)

Topic: Connecting the Dots on Transit


September (Brattleboro)

Topic: Community and Statewide Approaches to Improving Intermodality

January (Montpelier):

Topic: Legislator Meet and Greet & Transportation Advocacy


June (Ludlow):

Topic: Partnering with Municipalities on Transportation Efficiency

January (Montpelier):

Topic: Using Transportation Data to Advance our TDM efforts


January (Rutland):

Topic: Health and Transportation


June (Montpelier):

Topic: Climate Change Mitigation


January (Middlebury):

Topic: Transportation Management Associations (TMAs)

April (Brattleboro):

Topic: Transportation Demand Management Efforts in Rural Areas

December (Newport):

Topic: Economic Development and Transportation Demand Management


March (Burlington):

Topic: Marketing and Policy

June (White River Junction):

Topic: Business Partners

September (Montpelier):

Topic: Vermont State Comprehensive Energy Plan


March (Burlington):

Topic: Behavior Change Case Study Workshops: Smart Commute and CarShare Vermont

December (Montpelier):

Topic: Smart Commute Upper Valley