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Historic preservation groups are suing state and federal transportation officials in an effort to save a steel bridge that connects Brunswick and Topsham.

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Maine has received $61 million in federal funding to help repair and replace several of the state's aging bridges.

The Maine Legislature has sent a $688 million highway budget to Democratic Gov. Janet Mills.

LEWISTON, Maine - Dozens of miles of railroad track will be modernized in Maine due to an investment by the federal government.

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For the first time in 50 years, there is regular bus service between Farmington and Lewiston.

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The Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) is cancelling a dozen construction projects this year because of surging costs.

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Lawmakers, town officials and residents of some of Maine's islands say that recently implemented ferry rates are hurting their community's economy and health.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

More than 250 people turned out Wednesday for a belated hearing on the state’s controversial decision to double ferry rates for Islesboro residents. Most of those who testified were strong critics of the new rate structure.

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Bus systems in the state of Maine, especially those in rural areas, will receive more than $5 million for a battery of improvements.

The Maine Department of Transportation is continuing its efforts to replace Maine's rural network of iconic, green, framework bridges – many of which are well beyond their planned 75 year lifespans.

Maine DOT commissioner David Bernhardt says rural bridges in Piscataquis and Penobscot Counties are overdue for replacement. For example, the Pleasant River Bridge in Milo is more than 80-years-old. Such bridges are what's known as "fracture critical" structures.

Maine's Snowy Roads May Be Treated With 'Magic'

Mar 9, 2018
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Another week, another nor'easter, making the commute on slick snow-covered roads slower than molasses running uphill. And, if anyone happened to driving uphill in Bangor, they were actually traveling on top of molasses — or more accurately, molasses-treated road salt. The sticky liquid is used help salt adhere to the highway's surface.

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A shipyard from East Boothbay has been chosen to build a 250-passenger vessel for the Maine State Ferry Service.

The Maine Department of Transportation is awarding the $8.8 million contract to Washburn & Doughty. The Maine State Ferry Service serves the island communities of Vinalhaven, North Haven, Islesboro, Swans island, Frenchboro and Matinicus.

State transportation officials are close to finishing multi-million dollar emergency repairs to an Augusta overpass, but are still at a loss about who caused the damage.

Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) spokesman Ted Talbot says, by Thursday evening, all the ramps for the Augusta Exit 109 interchange on Western Avenue should be restored to their original configuration.

Last October a DOT maintenance worker discovered that a vehicle had struck an exterior bridge beam, causing significant damage.

The Maine Department of Transportation says it is moving as quickly as it can to replace a bridge over I-95 at Augusta that was damaged sometime in October. 

"You have damage to the south exterior beam, and you have damage to the north exterior beam," says MDOT spokesman Ted Talbot.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A proposal by the Maine Department of Transportation to generate more money for roads and bridges is receiving a mixed reaction by lawmakers and municipalities.

The bill imposes annual fees on hybrid and electric vehicles, while also diverting excise taxes on tractor trailers from cities and towns to the state highway fund.

The proposal would also compel municipalities to spend motor vehicle excise tax collections only on local transportation projects.

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