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Transportation Bond: What Work Is Needed for Maine's Transportation Infrastructure

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What’s been the impact of the pandemic on Maine's transportation system? While Covid-19 has created challenges for Maine's department of transportation, it has also meant some projects could be done more readily, with less traffic on the road. We'll discuss funding for road, bridges, ferries and more—with the bond on the July 14th primary ballot seeking to authorize $105 million toward statewide infrastructure projects—and the outlook for Maine's transportation system in the future.

Guests

Bruce Van Note, commissioner, Maine Department of Transportation

Kristina Egan, executive director, Greater Portland Council of Governments

 

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Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.