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2019 Transportation Achievement Award recipients announced

Four industry leaders will be honored at event in October

Four giants in transportation will be honored on October 4 at the Maine Transportation Achievement Awards Luncheon at the Augusta Civic Center, the MBTA board of directors announced.

Dr. Habib Dagher, founding executive director of the Advanced Structures & Composites Center at the University of Maine, will receive the Transportation Champion Award. Lifetime Achievement Awards will go to: John Dority, who served as MaineDOT chief engineer from 1995 to 2009;Tim Folster of Sargent Corp. and a former MBTA president and longtime board member; and Steve Sawyer of Sebago Technics, a two-time MBTA president and MBTA board member.

“Maine has a big transportation system that connects the fabric of our citizens’ lives and enables our communities to thrive,” said MBTA President Paul Bradbury who received a Maine Transportation Achievement Award for public service in 2014.

“These four individuals have played a big role in that big system,” said Bradbury. “They are truly giants, and we are so grateful for all they have done to make transportation in our state safer and more efficient.”

The Maine Transportation Achievement Awards were founded in 1983, and have gone to community and industry leaders who have made significant contributions to

August 1st, 2019|Categories: Home Page, News Release|

Your Mission: Find the Worst Road in Maine

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For information, contact Maria Fuentes 207-622-0526 or 207-592-0227

Your Mission: Find the Worst Road in Maine

Has a pothole popped your rim? Does rough pavement make the trip to work or school a funhouse ride? Tell the Maine Better Transportation Association about it. Grand prize winner will receive $529 prize

The April weather plays havoc on pavement, and Maine’s state roads, highways and bridges have had it bad this year. The Maine Better Transportation Association wants you to prove this by taking part in its “Worst Road in Maine Contest.”

The purpose of the contest is to get Maine drivers to consider the impact of potholes, ruts and cracking pavement on state highways, bridges and state-aid roads have on their everyday life. This year, the winner will receive the $529 grand prize – that is the amount researchers have estimated that every Maine resident pays in extra maintenance, repairs and accident costs due to bad roads. The statewide total is $541 million.

“This winter has been brutal on Maine roads, and it really highlights just how far behind we have gotten in maintaining them as well as we should be,” said Maine Better Transportation Association President

April 23rd, 2019|Categories: News Release|