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

November 2017 - New report outlines challenges of maintaining Maine’s aging bridges.
According to TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based transportation organization, Maine’s bridges are aging and our funding is not keeping up. We need $112 million more annually that we currently are spending "to make significant progress in improving the condition of the state’s bridges." Download report (PDF)

 

Infrastructure's not sexy?
In the category that it's just so bad, we have to laugh, comedian John Oliver takes on America's infrastructure problem.

 


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.

 


Events

Thursday, December 7    
Maine Transportation Conference
Augusta Civic Center
Agenda and Registration

Thursday, December 14    
Bangor Area Meeting
Black Bear Inn, Orono
Board Meeting, 3 pm
Dinner Meeting to Follow
Registration Form (PDF)
Register online

January 27 - February 3, 2018
MBTA Winter Trip
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Registration Form (PDF)

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Maine Trails:
Aug - Sep '17

Join MBTA

New members can join using our online form or may download and mail forms here.