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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...

WMTW-TV: Proposal calls for rail service connecting Portland, Westbrook

WMTW-TV: Proposal calls for rail service connecting Portland, Westbrook

WMTW: Proposal calls for rail service connecting Portland, WestbrookWMTW's Tyler Cadorette reports: A report released this week looked the possibility of adding a new passenger rail service from Portland to Westbrook to help reduce traffic congestion in the area. The...