Feature article on the return of passenger rail service to Maine. More than $60
Feature article on the return of passenger rail service to Maine. More than $60 million is available to bring Amtrak trains to Portland, but a disagreement between Amtrak and Guilford Transportation Industries is keeping the Portland-to-Boston service from becoming reality. Last fall, the Maine Department of Transportation released a draft of the Strategic Passenger Transportation Plan, proposing to move tourists out of their vehicles and into airplanes, buses, trains, and ferries. Some of the new services will involve year-round commuter links, and getting Amtrak running to Portland is a vital first step. Details of the proposal, which would include ferries to Acadia National Park, an east-west highway, and a connection between North and South stations in Boston.
Railroads Passenger service, Tourist trade, Transportation
Davis, Jay, "Feature article on the return of passenger rail service to Maine. More than $60" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2811.