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The Maine Department of Transportation released a three-year work plan that includes more than 2,000 projects worth nearly $2.6 billion. It also contains something else: a plea to state lawmakers to help the department fill a project backlog spurred by higher construction costs, workforce shortages and chronic underfunding.

The ferry terminal that passengers use for trips to Vinalhaven island will be under construction until the spring so it can accommodate a new boat.

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The state is expanding the display of "travel time" information on its major highways.

The Maine Department of Transportation says it will no longer use a certain type of road sealant on travel lanes of state roads after investigating an accident earlier this year.

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

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.