VTDigger is partnering with Energy Action Network (EAN) on an event to bring Vermonters into conversation with state leaders about the future of our transportation system. Click here to RSVP.
When: April 9, 2019 – 6:30-8:00pm
Where: The Engine Room, 188 S. Main St, White River Jct, VT
Can’t join us in person? Tune in to the livestream on VTDigger’s Facebook page.
About the Event:
Vermonters spend a lot of time on the roads, which translates to over 50% of our energy-related dollars being spent on fuel – as much as 13% of household income. In turn, because 95% of the energy we currently use for transportation comes from fossil fuels, that translates to about $1.5 billion draining out of the state economy every year and 43% of Vermont’s total greenhouse gas emissions coming from transportation, the largest from any sector.
Join Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe, Agency of Natural Resources Deputy Secretary Peter Walke, and Bradford Representative Sarah Copeland-Hanzas, in a conversation moderated by VTDigger’s Mark Johnson, about how to transform our transportation system to reduce the cost of transportation – both in terms of the economy and our emissions.
The event will kick off with a presentation from EAN Executive Director and Upper Valley native Jared Duval, sharing the results of EAN’s latest progress report on Vermont’s energy and emissions status. The presentation will focus on how transportation–from electric vehicles to transit to land-use planning–fits into the total energy and economic picture for Vermont. Then we’ll turn it over to Mark Johnson to engage with state leaders and answer your questions about the future of transportation in Vermont.