Historic Downtowns and Transportation Improvements
Senator Leahy has helped improve roads, bridges, public transit systems, rails and airports all across the state. These important investments upgraded our historic downtowns, opened new business markets and increased accessibility and mobility options for all Vermonters. Investing in infrastructure improvements in a rural state like Vermont makes sense, and it is doubly useful as we work to jumpstart our economy. Having robust and reliable transportation systems will go a long way towards attracting tourists and businesses to the state, which in turn fuels Vermont’s economy.
Senator Leahy is a longtime supporter of federal programs like the Highway Safety Improvement Program, Safe Routes to School, Recreational Trails, Transportation Enhancements programs and the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grant program, which help create a safer, more efficient and accessible transportation system in Vermont. TIGER grants have benefitted dozens of projects across Vermont, improving our state’s rail network and improving our downtowns.