Northern Maine Rail Decision Delayed 

Federal transportation officials have agreed to delay action on a proposal to abandon 233 miles of railroad tracks in Northern Maine.The delay is reportedly to give the state and the railway more time to find a way to keep the line going.The federal government will conduct mediation talks between the Maine Department of Transportation and the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, which wants to abandon a stretch of line from Madawaska to Millinocket because it’s losing money on that run.Earlier this month, Maine lawmakers voted to send a bond package to voters in June that calls for money to buy and maintain that section of track.