Will Transit Funds Fall Short? 

Over the coming decade, Maine will be facing a large funding shortfall within transportation needs.TRIP, a Washington based noprofit group released a report in South Portland called, “Falling Behind: The Condition and Funding of Maine’s Roads, Highways & Bridges.”According to the report, the Maine Department of Transportation estimates $6.5 billion will be needed between 2009 and 2018 for the state’stransportation needs. But according to the report, only $3.2billion will be available under current funding.On November 3rd, Mainers will be voting whether to approve a $71 million transportation bond to pay for improvements on airports, bridges, highways and public transit, ferry, and port facilities.