Transportation & Utilities

Cars, trucks, and snow machines maybe the means that most Central Vermonters like to use in order to get from here to there. We also enjoy the convenience of our two airports, railroad services, and a bus station.


Edward F. Knapp Airport

Berlin, Vermont

Edward F. Knapp Airport is located between Montpelier and Barre just five minutes from either downtown. A state-owned facility, the airport accommodates corporate aircraft on a mile long runway with ILS approach. Burlington International and its regularly scheduled commercial passenger service is just 45 minutes away.

E.F. Knapp Airport – Provides charter service.

Vermont is for summer retreats, fall spectacles, winter skiing, and healthy getaways for stressed urbanites. And if you’re a native Vermonter, why not treat yourself to a trip to New York City, or Washington DC’s monuments and museums? It’s a great way to go for a short getaway.

Vermonter Services: Randolph, VT; Montpelier – Barre, VT; Waterbury – Stowe, VTRail freight is carried by New England Central Railroad, for more information call 1-800-800-3450. Passenger service is provided by Amtrak’s Vermonter


The Green Mountain Transit Agency (GMTA)

The Green Mountain Transit Agency (GMTA) was created in April of 2003 with the mission of enhancing the quality of life by delivering safe, convenient and more environmentally efficient transportation solutions.

GMTA is a full service public transportation provider offering such services as fixed route, deviated fixed route, demand response, commuter routes, shopping shuttle, Medicaid transportation and transportation services for the elderly and disabled. GMTA also provides door-to-door transportation service for those who meet the established criteria for the following programs: Ticket to Ride voucher system, Medicaid, Council on Aging non-Medicaid medical transportation, PATH authorized travel and institutional reimbursed transit. In compliance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), GMTA provides door-to-door transportation services for those who are unable to use the fixed route bus service.

GMTA believes that by providing transportation service to Washington County and the towns of Orange, Williamstown and Washington in Orange County, we support the individual in their efforts to lead meaningful and independent lives

Vermont Transit Lines provide an affordable network of transportation services which link the major cities of New England with Boston, Montreal and New York City. For more information please call 802-223-7112.

For route and schedule information please contact us:
6088 VT Route 12 Berlin VT 05602
Phone: 802-223-7BUS

Electric Utilities

Green Mountain Power Corporation is an investor-owned, independent energy services company serving one-third of the population of Vermont, including most of the cities of Central Vermont.

Green Mountain Power is proud to offer our Vermont customers low rates. In fact, the lowest average rates for any major investor owned utility in New England! On a total price per kilo-watt basis, GMP small business rates are 69% less than Burlington Electric, 28% less than Central Vermont Public Service, and 9.4% less than Citizens. All this, while keeping an eye out for our environment.

Whether thinking of expanding your existing business or relocating to our beautiful Green Mountain state, Green Mountain Power can help you with these construction services: Act 250 assistance, Site Planning, CAD services, Energy efficient New Construction incentives, Economic Development & Job Incentive Rates. You can contact Green Mountain Power at 1-888-835-4672 Toll Free.

Washington Electric Cooperative is a user-owned electric utility serving the more rural communities of Central Vermont. Special rates and loan programs are available for commercial customers expanding employment opportunities in the region’s rural areas.

The Village of Northfield is served by its own municipal electric company. The town manager can provide information on available incentives.

Bike Paths

The Central Vermont Regional Path intends to connect to the planned Cross Vermont Trail, which is proposed to extend eastward from the Village of Wells River on the Connecticut River, following the old Wells River – Montpelier railroad line through Montpelier, and to follow the Winooski River Valley eventually to the Waterfront District in Burlington. The two paths converge in the vicinity of Gallison Hill Road in Montpelier.

Central Vermont Bike Path is in progress right now. Montpelier has opened a section of their Winooski East Path.