Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Maine

Maine DOT Bullies Local Planners Into Voting for Highway Expansion

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Here’s a story about how DOTs can ram through road projects that locals don’t even want. Regional planners in Bangor, Maine, say they were forced to approve a highway expansion project because the state DOT threatened to pull all of the region’s transportation funding. The 395-Route 9 Connector is a $61 million project that will link two other highways and speed freight […]

UPDATED: Last Night’s Quiet Transit Victories

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Yesterday was a relatively quiet election day for transportation-related ballot measures, but of the six transit initiatives that came before voters yesterday, five six passed, with a sixth seventh too close to call. That’s in line with last year’s 79 percent success rate — 71 percent since 2000. When asked, voters overwhelmingly choose to raise […]