Funding Provided for 2 Year Transportation Study 

The Penobscot County and Eastern Maine Development Corporation will receive $770,988 for a two year transportation study.The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the funding.The study will assess transportation needs and assets of the Bangor region.According to EMDC, the project will be performed with the ultimate goal of connecting rural communities to Bangor and Brewer, which are the services hubs for the region.Congressman Mike Michaud praises the funding, saying the study will “evaluate the strengths and weaknesses in the regional transportation system and help make a data driven recommendation for future improvements.”