Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) is a finalist

It was announced on Wednesday that the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) is a finalist for two America’s Transportation Awards given annually by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The LVRT will compete against 11 other transportation projects from around the country for the Grand Prize, determined by a panel of judges and the People’s Choice Award, chosen by the public through online voting. The Vermont Agency of Transportation, which maintains the LVRT, submitted the project for an award. The 93-mile multi-use, all-season trail is the longest rail trail in New England and stretches across northern Vermont from Swanton to St. Johnsbury.  LVRT was one of 81 initial project submissions and now stands among just 12 finalists. Both the Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award come with a $10,000 cash award for a charity or transportation-related scholarship of the winners’ choosing.