The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) uses a process of Access Management to manage access to land development while simultaneously preserving the flow of traffic on the surrounding road system in terms of safety, capacity, and speed. Communities have been encouraged to employ the principles and techniques of access management during site plan review. The process of access management is a cooperative effort on the part of the local zoning and planning agencies and the VTrans.
One of the means by which the CCRPC and other regions participate in the cooperative effort is through the development and periodic update of the Access Management Category Map used by the VTrans Utilities/Permits Unit for the approval of 19 V.S.A. § 1111, access to State Highways Permits, as well as the successful completion of Corridor Management Planning efforts. The Access Management categories describe the desired level of mobility for individual highway corridors. All 6 categories recommend evaluation criterion such as travel speed, traffic volume, and travel distance.
- Access Management – TRB Committee »
- FHWA Office of Operations – Access Management »
- Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) »
For more information, please contact Eleni Churchill, CCRPC Transportation Program Manager, at (802) 846-4490 x 111.