Caitlin Andrews

Government, Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Maine Panel Recommends Hiking Road Funding

Maine Trucks travel on the Maine Turnpike. (Maine Turnpike Administration)

AUGUSTA, Maine — A commission tasked with solving Maine’s transportation funding shortfall will recommend an immediate infusion of between $20 million and $60 million while punting a range of possible solutions to the next Legislature.

Caitlin Andrews | Bangor (Maine) Daily News
March 4, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Gridlocked Maine Panel Could Punt Transportation Funding Fix

The Maine State House in Augusta. The Maine State House in Augusta. (Chee-Onn Leong/Getty Images)

A commission looking to solve Maine’s persistent transportation funding shortfall broke down in a Feb. 11 hearing, with frustrated members saying it should punt its work to 2021 — or to voters — amid differences over budget transfers and the gas tax.

Caitlin Andrews | Bangor (Maine) Daily News
February 12, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Maine Republicans Target Vehicle Sales Tax to Fund Transportation

Traffic on roads in Portland, Maine. Traffic on roads in Portland, Maine. (Getty Images)

Republicans in the Maine Legislature on Feb. 6 revived the idea of diverting a large portion of vehicle sales tax revenue to roads and bridges in a move that could further complicate negotiations centering on solving a similarly sized transportation shortfall.

Caitlin Andrews | Bangor (Maine) Daily News
February 7, 2020