Vermont's Northeast Kingdom

Sen. Bernie Sanders went to the Northeast Kingdom towns of Lyndon and St. Johnsbury Tuesday. He spoke to high school students at the Lyndon Institute and announced essential funding for rural transportation at the new Welcome Center in St. Johnsbury. The senator was able to help secure $328,300 in federal funds to promote bus facilities in the under-served rural communities of the Kingdom. With the price of gas still very high, rural Vermont workers need affordable options to get to and from

Sen. Bernie Sanders went to the Northeast Kingdom towns of Lyndon and St. Johnsbury Tuesday. He spoke to high school students at the Lyndon Institute and announced essential funding for rural transportation at the new Welcome Center in St. Johnsbury. The senator was able to help secure $328,300 in federal funds to promote bus facilities in the under-served rural communities of the Kingdom. With the price of gas still very high, rural Vermont workers need affordable options to get to and from work every day. Sanders said, "As Vermonters' budgets are squeezed by high gas prices and a struggling economy, these funds will provide more choices to people who need to get to work or simply get around town every day. Public transportation like this is essential as we work to break our national addiction on oil and confront a looming climate change crisis." Earlier in the day, Sanders spoke to some Vermont high school students, encouraging them to stay informed about the world they will inherit. After brief remarks, Sanders took questions from students and faculty of the Lyndon Institute.