Bridge #41 In Moretown To Be Replaced

In Moretown, the Select Board has accepted a bid by Austin Construction to replace Bridge #41 off of Route 100B, between the Moretown Village and Middlesex, crossing the Mad River.

Midday Newscast: April 3, 2008

Members of the Vermont House are voting today on how to pay for roads and bridges; advocates say the state needs to do more to expand health care to Vermonters who can’t afford it; Sen. Patrick Leahy is taking on the Department of Homeland Security again about identification requirements at U.S. borders.

Senate leaders propose using capital gains tax to repair bridges and roads

Vermont’s capital gains tax could be used to help pay for transportation projects. Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate are drafting a proposal to close a tax loophole, and use the savings to improve the state’s roads and bridges. But the Douglas Administration wants to use the money to lower income taxes for middle and upper income Vermonters.

Maintaining Vermont’s Bridges and Roads

We talk with Vermont’s Transportation Secretary Neale Lunderville about challenges facing the state’s transportation infrastructure– from roads to bridges. And we look at how Governor Douglas plans to address those concerns without raising the gas tax.