Vermont House Passes $866M Clean Transportation Bill
April 11, 2022—The Vermont House in late March passed a $866 million transportation spending package that significantly expands the states EV infrastructure.
According to a report from online news source VTDigger, the bill sets aside $19 million for EV charging infrastructure, as well as $22 million for EV incentives to make them more affordable for Vermont residents.
Ben Edgerly Walsh, energy program director for the Vermont Public Interest Research Group, said the bill would be the "Most significant investment in clean transportation" the state has ever made.
"That is an enormous deal. It cannot be overstated,” he said. “It’s not enough, but it’s a huge step in the right direction.”
The state house approved the bill Friday, March 25, and it is currently being debated by the senate.