ACTR awarded $10,000 grant
Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) was recently awarded a $10,000 grant by the National Bank of Middlebury. These funds contribute towards the 20% local match requirements of a $2.85 million Federal Grant previously awarded to ACTR for the construction of the Community Transportation Center (CTC).
“We are honored to receive this gift from the National Bank of Middlebury recognizing our contribution to the economic, social and environmental health of the Addison County region,” said Jim Moulton, Executive Director of ACTR. “We have now raised more than 98% of the funds needed to create the CTC, which will enable us to continue meeting the growing community transportation needs in the region.”
“As an employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce has choices,” affirms G. Kenneth Perine, President and CEO of National Bank of Middlebury. “We support infrastructure that makes Addison County an affordable and desirable place to live and work. ACTR is an integral part of creating a sustainable community.” National Bank of Middlebury is committed to community transportation. A strong supporter of ACTR for many years, National Bank of Middlebury has won state-wide awards for its annual participation in the Way to Go! Commuter Challenge.
The Community Transportation Center will minimize energy consumption with its “green” design features, including: insulated walls at 50% greater than code requirements to minimize heat loss; a wood-pellet heat source to maximize BTU generation and minimize carbon footprint; radiant floors to minimize energy used for heating; extra glass elements to maximize natural light and minimize electric consumption; motion sensors in office spaces to turn lights off when rooms are unoccupied; a cold-water bus-wash system to eliminate the need to heat the water; and a rainwater and snow-melt collection system to reduce water usage.
ACTR plans to be operating out of the new Community Transportation Center by May 2013, after reaching its 20th anniversary of service to the community in the fall of 2012. To learn more about ACTR’s services, and/or contribute to the capital campaign for the Community Transportation Center, go towww.actr- vt.org