PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland’s mayor and lawmakers are applauding the approval of a $100 million transportation bond that will improve the city’s waterfront.
Mayor Michael Brennan will be joined by Democratic Senate President Justin Alfond and Democratic Rep. Richard Farnsworth of Portland on Monday at Portland’s Ocean Gateway Terminal.
The city says the bond will contribute to critical investments that will impact Portland’s waterfront, including up to $2 million for upgrades to the Ocean Gateway facility to allow for the operation of the Nova Scotia ferry service that could begin as early as May. It says about $3 million will go toward dredging the city’s waterfront which will boost commerce.
Voters approved the bond earlier this month in addition to bonds that will fund infrastructure improvements at Maine’s schools and armories.