Abby Bleything Vermont Clean Cities Coordinator

Abby Bleything is the Clean Cities Coordinator and Outreach Professional at the University of Vermont (UVM) Transportation Research Center (TRC). In her role she manages a state coalition and portfolio of activities to decrease the use of fossil fuels in transportation as part of the national Clean Cities initiative. Abby has worked in the transportation demand management (TDM) field for 7 years, with an additional 2 years working on sustainable community development. She has experience building comprehensive state-wide programs, drafting bike and pedestrian improvement plans, and conducting trainings on best practices for creating livable communities. Abby holds a M.S. in Urban Policy & Planning and and B.S. in Environmental Policy.

Glenn McRae UVM TRC Associate Director

Glenn McRae has spent the last 25 years creating and implementing programs and initiatives in Vermont that build capacity and empower people to more fully participate and engage in their community, their enterprises and their government. Building resources to support an effective workforce in Vermont’s nonprofit sector has occupied much of the last twenty years. In 2011, he joined the UVM Transportation Research Center as Outreach Manager focusing his efforts on the needs of a 21st century workforce in the transportation sector. He served as the Executive Director of the Intervale Center, a steward of a 350 acre center in Burlington that develops farm- and land-based enterprises building community food systems. He was the Director of Public Policy Development at the Snelling Center for Government where he developed a graduate internship program in partnership with the MPA Program.

Cashel Stewart VTCCC Intern

Cashel Stewart is a senior in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont studying Environmental Studies with minors in Community and International Development and Parks, Recreation and Tourism. His passion lies with sustainable transportation, supporting everything from alternative fuels to active transport. He spent Spring 2016 interning at the City of Burlington Department of Public Works doing transportation planning work relating to active transportation plans and pilot/demonstration projects. He spent the following summer doing an internship with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission that involved road erosion inventories, ADA compliance inventories, and traffic data collection. Most recently, he’s co-developed an organization called Sustainable Transportation Vermont that reports on transportation news happening across the state.

Fall Intern Position Open!

This is a wonderful opportunity for students looking to gain experience in the energy and transportation areas.  Applications can be found at with more information below. 

Candidates can also apply directly to the Abby Bleything, Vermont Clean Cities Coordinator at Please send your résumé, cover letter, and writing sample. We are looking for a student with strong marketing, PR, outreach, and communication skills and interest in alternative fuels, fleet project development, and clean transportation.