Steve Moundou-Missi posted a double-double, scoring 21 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, but the Harvard men’s basketball team fell to Yale in front of a sold-out Lavietes Pavilion crowd Friday evening, 62-52.With the loss, the Crimson (20-7, 10-3 Ivy) slips to one-game behind the Bulldogs (22-8, 11-2) in the Ivy League standings with one game to play. Harvard will host Brown on Senior Night Saturday at 6 p.m., while Yale will visit Dartmouth at 7 p.m. The Crimson will face the Bears live on the CBS Sports Network.Harvard shot only 32.7 percent (18-of-55) for the game and was 2-of-17 (.118) from 3-point range. Wesley Saunders had 11 points and seven boards, and Siyani Chambers added 10 points and six assists.Crimson guard Wesley Saunders drives to the basket past two Yale defenders. Saunders scored 11 points, one of only five Harvard players to score. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerHarvard now trails Yale by one game with one game remaining, and needs a win versus Brown on Saturday coupled with a Yale loss at Dartmouth to tie the Bulldogs for the Ivy League crown and force a one-game playoff for the conference’s bid to the NCAA tournament.For complete coverage, visit the Harvard Athletics website.
Source: Governor’s office. ### Governor Jim Douglas announced Wednesday that the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has awarded $3.9 million in Federal Transit Administration grants over the next three years to six public transportation providers to help them either start new or expand existing bus routes. These grants will assist public transit providers across Vermont with their efforts to increase public transportation opportunities for the people of our state, said Governor Jim Douglas. These funds will also help us ease traffic congestion along some of our heaviest traveled routes and improve air quality.Awards were made based on the provider s ability to mitigate congestion and its associated air quality impacts as well as their ability to show the viability and sustainability of the new or expanded route. This money will help fund new or expanded public transit routes for the next three years, said VTrans Secretary David Dill. In many cases, partnerships between local employers and the public transit provider were established to ensure that the grant funding would stretch as far as possible, effectively serve the commuting-public, and have the greatest overall positive economic impact. New or expanded routes to receive funding include: Addison County Transit Resources will receive just over $250,000 annually for the next three years to expand service of its existing Burlington LINK shuttle, the Middlebury Shuttle, and the Tri-Town Shuttle. Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) will receive approximately $695,000 each of the next three years to establish a Milton-to-Burlington LINK route in the same style as its popular Montpelier-to-Burlington LINK. CCTA will also use grant funds to establish regular service along the densely developed Route 2 Corridor between Burlington s Cherry Street Station and Taft Corners in Williston. Connecticut River Transit based in Rockingham and now operating as The Current was awarded $76,000 annually for the next three years to expand its successful Upper Valley Commuter route to more effectively serve the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center s workforce. Rutland s Marble Valley Regional Transit District will receive approximately $69,000 annually for the next three years to expand service by increasing the frequency of runs on the popular South Route component of their In-City fixed route services. Stagecoach Transportation Services of Randolph will use their award of $68,000 for the next three years to establish a Montpelier-to-Randolph Commuter route along the I-89 Corridor. Green Mountain Transit Agency, in partnership with Rural Community Transportation of St. Johnsbury, will use approximately $174,000 annually for the next three years to establish a commuter transit route along the busy Route 2 Corridor between St. Johnsbury and Montpelier.