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Report Touts Economic Benefits via Maine Transportation Projects

The report put out by TRIP, a Washington, DC non-profit sponsored by insurance companies and transportation labor unions, highlights about 50 trips that are likely to generate economic growth when completed.

"'In the long term these improvements will enhance economic competitiveness and improve the quality of life for the state's residents and visitors by reducing travel delays and transportation costs, improving access and mobility, improving safety and stimulating sustained job growth,' TRIP says in the introduction to the report it will present today.

The Maine Department of Transportation has no obligation to implement any of TRIP's recommendations, but the list carries some clout, said Pat Moody, spokesman for AAA.

He said that, hopefully, the report will refocus public attention on Maine's deteriorating transportation infrastructure and bring pressure on state legislators and the governor."

Full Story: Report: Infrastructure projects would grow state

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