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Forum presents tips for businesses to relieve traffic woes

Forum presents tips for businesses to relieve traffic woes

MaineHealth, Wex and MEMIC are helping their employees avoid driving to work every morning. But resources exist for all Portland area businesses. More than 130 people gathered to hear a panel of insightful people offer tips and advice to businesses on how they might...

Walk to the Train!

Walk to the Train!

According to a recent walkability study, the proposed rail station would be located within a 20-minute walk of over 10,000 households and establishments, and within a 10-minute walk of more than 3,500.This study shows a walking radius of 20 minutes from the proposed...

Business support grows for rail-trail line linking Westbrook, Portland

Business support grows for rail-trail line linking Westbrook, Portland

 Business and nonprofit support is growing for a combined commuter rail line and multiuse trail linking downtown Westbrook to Portland’s waterfront. Hospitality Maine, the state’s lodging and restaurant trade group, recently became one of the newest members of...

GPCOG collects public input on Maine’s transportation future

GPCOG collects public input on Maine’s transportation future

PORTLAND, Maine — "This public meeting, hosted by the Greater Portland Council of Governments, is soliciting feedback on expanding train service such as the Amtrack Downeaster that runs five daily round trips between Brunswick and Boston. And there's talk of adding...

Featured Success Story: Light Rail in Portland, Oregon

Featured Success Story: Light Rail in Portland, Oregon

Featured Success Story: Light Rail in Portland, Oregon After the highway revolts of the 1970s, Portland Oregon transportation leaders made a decision that changed the city's transportation landscape. Turning down $500 Million to expand freeways, the city instead...

What’s your opinion?

What’s your opinion?

We are excited to have a diverse group of companies, individuals and organizations as members of the Portland West Rail + Trail Alliance. Each has a unique reason for joining: from concerns over growing problems with traffic congestion going into and out of the...

Study Considers 5.8-mile Portland to Westbrook Rail-with-Trail Project

Study Considers 5.8-mile Portland to Westbrook Rail-with-Trail Project

Active rail corridor offers enough unused space for a separate, safe parallel trailPORTLAND – September 16, 2019 — A study recently prepared for The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) by South Portland engineering and planning firm Vanasse Hangen...

News Center Maine: Exploring rail service between two Maine cities

News Center Maine: Exploring rail service between two Maine cities

WESTBROOK, Maine — A new report explores the possibility of creating a rail service between two Maine cities. It's said to be a way to reduce traffic and cut down on commute times. While there are no plans for approval in the near future and this really is just...

Maine Public: On Restoring the Rail Link Between Portland And Westbrook

Maine Public: On Restoring the Rail Link Between Portland And Westbrook

Maine Public: On Restoring the Rail Link Between Portland And Westbrook  Nearly 70 years ago, planners first imagined a highway to speed travel from Portland to Westbrook. Construction began in Westbrook in the 1970s, but the highway was never completed. Now, a new...