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VECAN Lunch and Learn - Transportation Transformation Opportunities - Shared screen with speaker view
Jack Widness
13:47
yup
Jack Cushman
13:49
Jack Cushman, Norwich / Sierra Club
Eric Brattstrom
14:20
eric brattstrom 350.org,sierra club, friends of the mad river
Carl Bucholt, Manchester, Earth Matters
14:52
Carl Bucholt, Earth Matters (a 350VT node), & member of Conservation Commission in Manchester
Ian Hitchcock
17:17
Followup questions for Robb - Robb.kidd@sierraclub.org
Ian Hitchcock
19:44
Wendy, I am seeing Robb fine
Becca White
19:54
Woo!
Johanna Miller
21:23
Welcome, Representative White! (House Transportation Committee member and H.94 sponsor!)
Becca White
22:44
Thank you for hosting this VECAN/VNRC and Sierra Club! I'll be reporting back to the members so I'm looking forward to this groups questions.
Ian Hitchcock
25:48
If folks have questions for Robb as he’s going along, feel free to post them in the chat here!
Bob McKearin
28:33
Bob McKearin, Burlington - interested citizen member: Sierra Club and VNRC
Richard Butz
30:44
Why do we budget for the total cost of an electric bus and not just the difference between diesel and electric when replacing a diesel bus as part of a normal replacement program?
Linda Gray, Norwich
33:09
is the current chair of House Transp a solid advocate for these climate initiatives?
Cheryl Hogan
35:17
I'm a resident in Vermont interested in rural efforts. The heavy-duty sector plays a big role here in emissions, especially with heavy volumes through vulnerable communities. Vermont had a plan with Federal hwy admin to reroute all heavy-duty out of our towns and villages--do you know where we are with that? Infrasructure across all rural Vt landscape is fundamental.
Chapin Kaynor
35:32
Suggestion... Let's have the power companies finance the additional cost of battery electric busses by purchasing the batteries and leasing them back to the transit providers! It is a good investment for the utilities that can sell the electricity to charge them and then use them after their useful bus life for grid storage.
Rebecca Mitchell
37:06
living and working two miles from Woodstock, it would be great to ride a bike there, but roads are busy! I know it costs a lot to put in bike lanes. I will continue to look for an ev or hybrid to drive...
Todd Tyson
40:15
Will the recent $24M federal transit grant be able to be invested in EV community transit vans to replace gas/diesel vans?
DavId Blittersdorf
42:58
We need a tax for road usage and not on the fuel/energy used to power them. EV’s do not reduce carbon to zero. Only about half as the total carbon cycle is not accounted for. Lots of embedded carbon in the car, batteries and also the infrastructure (roads, bridges, salting, etc)
Susan Smiley
43:22
Susan Smiley New Haven Interested Citizen
Daniel Wright
43:48
Will these slides be up at sierra club website? The opportunities one wd be esp. helpful to share with my energy committee
Richard Butz
44:19
Richard Butz, Vermont Interfaith Power and Light and Bristol Energy Com.
Sally Burrell
45:24
Sally B. Bristol Energy Committee, Climate Economy Action Center.
Ian Hitchcock
45:37
steve@worldvista.net - Steve Bower - Richmond Electric charging station
DavId Blittersdorf
46:24
A Vermont Transit Authority is critical for integrating ALL transit methods like walking/biking/bus/rail. Transit needs to be reliable, low cost, interconnected, easy to use and available to all.
Eric Brattstrom
46:54
What about interstate highway fast charge -direct current locations?
Robb Kidd/Sierra Club Vermont
47:50
Answer Richard's question. The state budget's the total cost of an E- Bus to acknowledge the costs, but in general the bus is being replaced. The data out today states that the long term costs are cheaper, but the initial upfront costs are higher.
Robb Kidd/Sierra Club Vermont
48:48
To Answer Linda's Question: Chair Diane Lanpher is very much concerned with climate, but tries to maintain a fair and balanced approach to the committee.
Robb Kidd/Sierra Club Vermont
50:23
To Answer David's Question: The Vermont Transit Authority is in H.94 and I think it will make it into the TBill, the Governor's staff has been quite on that.
DavId Blittersdorf
50:29
It’s a lower total cost for a town to install a simple, cheap $350 level 2 charger and allow free charging. The cost of the electricity over 10 years is lower than the high cost of paid for chargers.
Todd Tyson
51:13
Todd Tyson, Tunbridge EC....WFVR’s GreenZine (folkbloke@gmail.com)
Robb Kidd/Sierra Club Vermont
51:15
If you want my slide presentation email me robb.kidd@sierraclub.org
Sally Burrell
51:35
heading to work…. Thank you so much! I’ll check the recording later. Great info!
Robb Kidd/Sierra Club Vermont
53:17
Rebecca Mitchell: Some of the Grant opportunities are for developing bike lanes, paths and sidewalks.
Robb Kidd/Sierra Club Vermont
55:24
Gary Halloway, at AACD is the lead for the EVSE program.
Robb Kidd/Sierra Club Vermont
57:41
To answer David's question on road fees. As cars are becoming more efficient and greater numbers of EVS the revenues from the tax revenues are decreasing. The state is starting to explore on how to develop a user fee that is on par with the gas tax.
Bekah Kuster
58:08
Guiding Question: Based on what you heard, what transportation projects do you think could be most helpful for your community, and what challenges would you anticipate trying to make them a reality?
Johanna Miller
58:49
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