MTA Wants 39 Percent Toll Hike by 2010

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MTA Wants 39 Percent Toll Hike by 2010

Portland Press Herald
Saturday, January 24, 2004For whom the road tolls: Dig deeper By KEVIN WACK, Portland Press Herald WriterCopyright © 2004 Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc.Tolls on the Maine Turnpike could be raised in February 2005 because a 22 percent increase in annual revenue is needed for capital improvement projects, turnpike officials said Friday.The additional revenue, which would total $67.8 million through 2009, is needed for repaving, bridge repairs north of Portland and replacing the York toll plaza, among other projects, officials said. Plans also call for a second toll increase in 2010 that would boost revenue by an additional 17 percent.[url=]Full Story[/url]

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I thought it might be

I thought it might be interesting to resurrect this older thread, just for the contrast between past plans and what's happened since.

Maine Turnpike widening is delayed

August 04, 2009 8:18 AM

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — The widening of the Maine Turnpike to six lanes through Greater Portland from Scarborough to Falmouth has been put off for five years.

The project was supposed to begin next year, but turnpike officials say declining traffic and toll revenues forced them to put on the brakes.

... Whether the widening takes place will depend on traffic volume.

By the end of last year, the number of vehicle miles traveled on the highway had dropped to 2002 levels, and this year travel is declining further.


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