Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Maine Highway Agencies Aim to Ease Traffic Woes During I-95 Construction

I-95 portion of Maine Turnpike Maine Turnpike Authority

Maine’s two highway agencies launched a rare coordinated public information campaign May 15 in an effort to ease the impact that two construction projects less than 9 miles apart on a busy stretch of Interstate 95 will have on traffic.

Peter McGuire | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
May 16, 2019
Government, Technology, TCA

Maine to Give $5.1 Million in Subsidies for EV Purchases

Electric Vehicle Chevy Bolt (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

Maine will provide a $5.1 million subsidy and add at least 50 public vehicle charging stations to encourage residents and companies to buy all-electric vehicles.

Peter McGuire | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
March 21, 2019
Government, Business

Officials Approve Plan to Widen Maine Turnpike Outside Portland

Toll booth along the Maine Turnpike A toll booth along the Maine Turnpike. (Maine Turnpike Administration)

The Maine Turnpike Authority has approved a multimillion-dollar plan to increase capacity and replace three bridges along a portion of the turnpike outside Portland.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2018
Government, Business

Federal Research Program Gives States Room to Repair Highways, Test Technology

A tanker truck travels near Yarmouth, Maine A tanker truck travels on Route 1 near Yarmouth, Maine. (Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Maine Department of Transportation is in the process of repaving major routes with better-quality pavement with help from a federal research partnership.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2018
Government, TCA

Maine Turnpike Authority Throws Itself a Birthday Party

Maine Turnpike Authority

The Maine Turnpike Authority, which is typically more concerned with managing its open road tolling system, rebuilding exits, and keeping the highway between Kittery and Augusta safe for travelers, took a few moments to celebrate its achievements Dec. 13.

Dennis Hoey | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
December 15, 2017
Government, Business

TRIP Report Underscores Maine’s Crumbling Infrastructure

Penobscot Narrows Bridge Andy Thrasher/Flickr

Maine’s aging transportation network is in serious need of repair, according to TRIP’s Nov. 1 report titled “Preserving Maine’s Bridges.”

November 1, 2017

Maine's Governor Continues Fight Against Tolls

Maine Department of Education

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to eliminate the Maine Turnpike Authority is another demonstration that he is as aggressive as anyone when it comes to cutting government-imposed fees, no matter how small.

Christopher Cousins | Bangor (Maine) Daily News
May 23, 2017

Maine Port in Line for $7.7 Million Fed Grant, to Double Capacity

PORTLAND, Maine — Federal transportation officials have selected the port of Portland to receive $7.7 million for upgrades Maine’s congressional delegation said will double the output capacity for the port.

Darren Fishell | Bangor (Maine) Daily News
July 7, 2016

Maine Gov. Paul LePage Authorizes Bond Proposal for Transportation Projects

Maine Gov. Paul LePage authorized on July 1 an $85 million bond proposal to fund transportation projects. It will be placed on the November ballot.

Josh Janney | Special to Transport Topics
July 6, 2015

Maine Voters Asked to Approve Bonds Worth $51.5 Million, Some of It for Roads

Maine is asking voters to approve $51.5 million worth of bonds on the November ballot, with the bulk of the money designated for highways and bridges.

October 9, 2012