Maine Better Transportation Association
Founded in 1939, the MBTA is a non-partisan voice for investment in a safe, efficient transportation network for Maine. With 700 members representing municipalities, businesses and individuals from all walks of life, we advocate for funding of a multimodal transportation system – air, roads, rail, port, transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities – to serve communities and citizens throughout the state.
Hot Topics


Route 15 crowned 2014 ‘Worst Road in Maine’

Camden resident wins for his tale of harrowing ride from Blue Hill to Stonington.
 
MBTA has launched the Fix it Now! Campaign
See this recent presentation by John Melrose
 
Maine’s Top 50 Transportation Challenges:

A new report released by the national transportation research organization TRIP, identifies and ranks the state’s top 50 transportation challenge. Download and read the report: “Maine’s Top 50 Transportation Challenges and the Improvements Needed to Address Them.”

Most Maine transportation gets poor grades: Maine Section ASCE has released its latest Report Card for Maine's Infrastructure yesterday. Maine roads get a "D," bridges and passenger transportation "C-" and railroads a "C."
 
The cost of bad roads in Maine is on the rise: A recent report by The Road Information Program (TRIP) finds Mainers spend an average of $299 a year due to bad roads. That's an increase of 30% since 2009.
 
Transportation: The Case for Investment
We are in the midst of a transportation funding crisis - and we need our state leaders to help bring about change.
 
The MBTA has prepared a four-point policy paper with recommendations for addressing our state's deteriorating transportation infrastructure.  Download it, read it and share it with your local legislative leaders.

 

Maine Trails: Cover Story
Maine Trails

Route 15 crowned ‘Worst Road in Maine’

Harrowing tale of Blue Hill-to-Stonington ride wins top spot among 220 contest entries

Gabriel Zacchai, a resident of Camden who wrote about a five-mile-per-hour trip on Route 15 to from Blue Hill to Stonington this spring, is winner of the 2014 Worst Road in Maine Contest. Zacchai, a Camden resident who works for the Camden National Bank, is frequently on the road for his job as facilities specialist. He had been contemplating entering two other routes he frequently travels – Old County Road in Rockland and Route 131 from Belfast to Appleton. But he became convinced that Route 15 was the worst when he had to make a trip to Stonington to deliver equipment to the local bank branch.    Read more from this issue »

Events

Thursday, December 4
Maine Transportation Conference
Augusta Civic Center
Invitation

Thursday, December 11
Scholarship/Holiday Meeting
Black Bear Inn, Orono

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Fix Maine Roads

A resident's frustration shows, Lincolnville

A resident's frustration shows, Lincolnville 

What’s the worst road in Maine? Do you have a bad road that you’d like to see fixed? Tell us about it.