Michael Shepherd

Government, Business

Maine to Fund Fewer Road Projects Amid ‘Slow Decline’ of Transportation System

road in Maine Maine road by Getty Images

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Transportation released a three-year road and bridge funding plan Jan. 14 that will use more money to fund fewer projects, a symptom of rising construction costs and chronic underfunding of the state system.

Michael Shepherd | Bangor (Maine ) Daily News
January 14, 2020
Government, Logistics, TCA

Maine Governor’s Latest Bonds Ploy Highlights Peril of Borrowing to Fix State’s Roads

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AUGUSTA, Maine — There is probably nothing more unifying in Maine’s contentious politics than borrowing lots of money to improve the state’s transportation system, but recent events at the State House have also showed why it may be a poor policy.

Michael Shepherd | Bangor (Maine ) Daily News
July 2, 2018