Sen. Sanders took a tour of a new bus run by biodiesel as part of Dime Day, an annual Vermont event designed to encourage the use of mass transportation.
Giving him the tour was Chris Cole, executive director of Green Mountain Transit Agency, which serves Montpelier and other parts of Washington County, and General Manager of the Chittenden County Transportation Authority, which provides 2 million rides each year in Burlington, South Burlington, Winooski, Shelburne and Essex.
Vermont's current Independent Senator Bernie Sanders joined former Independent Senator from Vermont, Jim Jeffords, at the second annual "Taste of Vermont Reception" on Capitol Hill. The event, which showcased more than 40 Vermont businesses, is aimed at drawing more business to the Green Mountain State.
A group of 40 students and teachers from South Burlington, Hazen Union and Mill River High Schools in Vermont met with the Vermont congressional delegation to discuss the key issues facing our country today. The students are part of the Close Up Foundation, which is an educational organization that brings students to Washington, D.C. to gain a better understanding of the democratic process.
Senator Bernie Sanders took part in a press conference at an Exxon station on Capitol Hill where the pump price for regular gas was $3.06 a gallon.
He rode to the conference in a retrofitted plug-in hybrid Toyota Prius that gets 150 miles per gallon.
The car is the brainchild of Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang (shown below), Materials Science and Engineering professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who designed the battery pack used in the Prius.
Senator Bernie Sanders congratulated Jim Finger and Mike Hoffman of the Vermont Ambulance Association for receiving the Star of Life award which recognizes excellence in service. Jodie Kosis, not pictured, also received the award.