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Maine Voters Overwhelmingly Approve $105 M Transportation Bond Proposal

Maine voters overwhelmingly approved a $105 million transportation bond proposal Tuesday.

Department of Transportation Commissioner Bruce Van Note says $85 million will go for highways and bridges, $15 million for multimodal transportation such as ports, rail and trails, $4 million for municipals culvert programs and a million dollars for the Gulf of Maine Aquarium.

“I am so humbled, happy and relieved that the voters decided to support this because, without it, our capital program would have been in a world of hurt,” he says.

Van Note says the state bond matches federal funds up to $137 million, and without that money, only about half of planned improvements would go forward.

Ed is a Maine native who spent his early childhood in Livermore Falls before moving to Farmington. He graduated from Mount Blue High School in 1970 before going to the University of Maine at Orono where he received his BA in speech in 1974 with a broadcast concentration. It was during that time that he first became involved with public broadcasting. He served as an intern for what was then called MPBN TV and also did volunteer work for MPBN Radio.
Nora is originally from the Boston area but has lived in Chicago, Michigan, New York City and at the northern tip of New York state. Nora began working in public radio at Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor and has been an on-air host, a reporter, a digital editor, a producer, and, when they let her, played records.