Business, TCA

Maine’s Trucking Industry Turns to TikTok in Appeal to Gen Z

Trucks belonging to Pottle's Transportation sit on a lot in Bangor, Maine Trucks belonging to Pottle's Transportation sit in a lot in Bangor, Maine. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Maine Motor Transport Association is targeting Gen Z and other young workers with a video storytelling campaign aimed at filling shortages of truck drivers and technicians.

Lori Valigra | Bangor (Maine) Daily News
May 14, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Maine Gov. Mills’ Executive Order Aims to Accelerate Vehicle Electrification

electric vehicle charging 3alexd/Getty Images

Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed an executive order to accelerate “clean transportation solutions” through measures such as increased charging infrastructure and more electric vehicles.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 5, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Maine Lawmakers Petition FMCSA Regarding Lobster Transport

Sorting through live lobster on boat Lobster represents an important aspect of Maine’s economy. According to the Maine Lobstering Union, harvesters in the state landed 101.7 million pounds in 2019, a haul valued at $485.4 million. (WoodysPhotos/Getty Images)

In an effort to ease the commercial transport of lobster, a group of Maine lawmakers submitted a request to federal government officials asking to clarify the definition of “livestock” in a recently issued interim final rule.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Maine Earns C-, West Virginia Gets D on ASCE Infrastructure Report Cards

Maine and West Virginia images by Getty Images Left: An SUV on Cadillac Mountain Drive in Acadia National Park in Maine. (Tashka/Getty Images); Right: Sunset at the New River Bridge Gorge in West Virginia. (BackyardProduction/Getty Images)

The American Society of Civil Engineers on Dec. 2 released infrastructure report cards for Maine and West Virginia, both of which reflect challenges associated with aging infrastructure and financial needs.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2020
Government, Business

Trucking Industry Touts Susan Collins’ Record in US Senate

Susan Collins Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is being challenged by Democrat Sara Gideon, speaker of the Maine House of Representatives. Collins has advocates in the trucking industry. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

Freight industry stakeholders in Maine and around the country are emphasizing Sen. Susan Collins’ contributions to the transportation community.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 19, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Developers Revive Cold-Storage Facility Plans in Maine

Containership at port in Portland, Maine A containership at the port in Portland, Maine. (Getty Images)

A hotly anticipated plan for a waterfront cold-storage warehouse is back on the table in Portland, Maine.

Peter McGuire | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
March 6, 2020
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
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