Maine Sets $1.8 Billion Plan for Infrastructure Upgrades
Three steel bridges in Maine that cross Interstate 95 and date to the Dwight Eisenhower administration are included in a $1.8 billion plan to overhaul some of the state’s transportation infrastructure.
Maine Voters Approve $100M Transportation Bond
Maine voters backed a question Nov. 2 authorizing another $100 million in transportation bonds, the seventh straight year the state has approved such a referendum aimed at addressing funding shortfalls for crucial infrastructure.
Maine Turnpike Authority Increases Toll Rates
In an effort to avert a large shortfall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, trucks and cars traveling the Maine Turnpike will pay a little bit more in tolls.
Maine’s Trucking Industry Turns to TikTok in Appeal to Gen Z
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.
Maine Gov. Mills’ Executive Order Aims to Accelerate Vehicle Electrification
Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed an executive order to accelerate “clean transportation solutions” through measures such as increased charging infrastructure and more electric vehicles.April 5, 2021
Maine Lawmakers Petition FMCSA Regarding Lobster Transport
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.January 6, 2021
Maine Earns C-, West Virginia Gets D on ASCE Infrastructure Report Cards
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.December 2, 2020
Trucking Industry Touts Susan Collins’ Record in US Senate
Freight industry stakeholders in Maine and around the country are emphasizing Sen. Susan Collins’ contributions to the transportation community.
Developers Revive Cold-Storage Facility Plans in Maine
A hotly anticipated plan for a waterfront cold-storage warehouse is back on the table in Portland, Maine.
Maine Panel Recommends Hiking Road Funding
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.