"Cover Story" piece on the politics of sprawl, which has become a big environmen
"Cover Story" piece on the politics of sprawl, which has become a big environmental issue in Maine. The Legislature passed several bills this year that begin to deal with it. Towns throughout southern Maine are imposing building caps and moratoriums. And a state-government-organized mass-transit system is being put in place, beginning with a Portland-to-Boston train next spring. Maine Department of Transportation figures show that in about 35 years, the state's population increased about 30 percent, but vehicle registrations went up close to 200 percent. Transportation now consumes a greater share of the typical family budget than food does. With details about how the state is trying to address the problem.
Growth, Transportation and state
Tapley, Lance, ""Cover Story" piece on the politics of sprawl, which has become a big environmen" (2000). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 204.