While Vermont does not have a formalized CSS program, VTrans generally follows the methods outlined in the Vermont State Design Standards. Adopted in 1997, VT State Design Standards, by VT Legislative Rules, take precedence over AASHTO Standards. They emphasize flexibility in design and the use of extensive public input and participation. The Vermont State Standards and the VTrans project development process contain many best practices of CSS without explicitly stating that they are CSS principles. Vtrans adheres to many of CSS practices.
Kevin S. Marshia, P.E. Highway Safety & Design Program Manager Program Development Division VT Agency of Transportation National Life Building -- Drawer 33 Montpelier, VT 05633-5001 Telephone: (802) 828-2664 Kevin.Marshia@state.vt.us
Often, VTrans sets up Local Steering Committees. These committees are made up of local citizens and local and state representatives. They meet periodically with VTrans representatives to discuss project issues and concerns and to review plans.
CSS Projects (in addition to those listed as Case Studies on this site):
We have a number of projects that will be constructed over the next several years that have incorporated many CSS principles such as public input, consideration of all modes, setting of the project, and flexibility with standards.
Searsburg- Wilmington; VT Route 9 - Searsburg & Wilmington, VT, Contact: Kevin S. Marshia, P.E., Highway Safety & Design Program Manager