Title

"Capitol Update" piece reporting that Maine roads are likely to become more cong

Authors

Mal Leary

Source

Mainebiz

Date

9-18-2006

Pages

16

Abstract

"Capitol Update" piece reporting that Maine roads are likely to become more congested if the state does not increase funding for road construction in congested areas, according to a new study. The study predicts a 65 percent increase in traffic delays in the nation's urban areas over the next 25 years, and a 50 percent increase in miles of congested roads. David Hartgen, professor of transportation studies at the University of North Carolina, said Maine could face a more serious impact from road congestion because the state's highways play such a large role in how goods are shipped. David Cole, commissioner of the state Department of Transportation, agreed with the report's finding that it will be difficult to meet funding needs.

Subjects

Traffic, Road construction, Roads

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