Thursday, April 06, 2006

I-91 towns work to cut car emissions





By DANIEL BARLOW Southern Vermont Bureau, Rutland Herald



BRATTLEBORO — More than 26,000 cars travel Interstate 91 through this town every day and each one leaves behind carbon monoxide from its exhaust.

So Brattleboro is joining with other I-91 border towns, such as Hartford, Conn., and Northampton, Mass., to develop new transportation models that can be implemented on the local and regional scale to reduce emissions that cause greenhouse gases.

The project is organized by ICLEI, an international association of governments that has worked on sustainability issues since 1990.

Officials with that organization say they hope the model developed by Brattleboro and the four participating towns can be repeated elsewhere.

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