Title

The Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) has spent $17 million over 17 year

Authors

Paul Karr

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

1-11-1996

Pages

1, 10-13

Abstract

The Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) has spent $17 million over 17 years in its pursuit to construct a marine cargo terminal on Sears Island. The project has encountered obstacles, mainly due to environmental concerns, but MDOT remains optimistic that the port will be completed. Portland Harbor has become the dominant port in Maine, with the whole waterfront employing 3,700 workers, doing $300 million worth of business and pouring millions into local tax coffers. Tom Valleau, Portland's director of transportation and waterfront, doesn't think Sears Island would take much of Portland's business, but he doesn't see the need to create a competitor just 100 miles up the coast. Details.

Subjects

Marine terminals, Portland Harbor, Sears Island -- Penobscot Bay, Transportation -- Portland

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