Governor Janet T. Mills, the first women Governor of the State of Maine, is urging Maine voters to go to the poles on Tuesday and approve Question One to authorize $105 million in general obligation bonds for critical transportation projects statewide.
“We are one of the most rural states and we have the most dispersed population in the country, which makes maintaining our infrastructure both challenging and critically important,” said Governor Mills in a recent press release. “This is not a partisan issue. We don’t drive on Democratic or Republican roads, but our rods are in dire need of repair and reconstruction. I urge all Maine people to vote for Question One so we can provide safe infrastructure for Maine people and strengthen our economy.”
“Right now the dedicated people at MaineDOT are doing their best to provide our customers a safe and reliable transportation system in a rural state that is facing a serious unmet funding need,” said Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner Bruce Van Noe. “Those challenges will become expotentially more difficult without these bond funds. I strongly urge people to support Question One so that we can do what we do best: work at building a safe and effective transportation system for the people of our state.”
Question One reads: “Do you favor a $105,000,000 bond issue to build or improve roads, bridges, railroads, airports, transit and ports and make oher transportation investments to be used to match an estimated $137,000,000 in federal and other funds?”