Governor Mills Announces $1.6 M to Support Employees with Workforce Transportation Solutions


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Governor Janet T. Mills (D), the first woman governor of Maine, today announced $1.6 million in funding to support innovative transportation initiatives for four Maine employees to help them grow and retain their workforces.

The four grants announced today were awarded to Bath Iron Works, Gagne Foods in Bath, Timber HP in Madison and Robbins Lumber in Searsmont.

BIW’s $750,000 award will address workforce transportation challenges by supporting carpools and vanpools for employees, public transportation options in the region and mjlti-mode parking anunities;

GAGNE FOODS’s award of $59,840. will help support transporation options for employees in inclement weather and make several electric  vehicles available for employees to take to and from work;

ROBBINS LUMBER’S award of $41,600. will help offset the costs of an existing program that provides transportation for employees from a nearb correctional institute;

TIMBER HP’s award of $750,000 will support the construction of an electric vehicle transportation hub and the purchase of elective vehicles for an employee rideshare system in the company’s hard-fiber insulation plant.

Applications for the Workforce Transportatioan PIlo program are open.  There is no application deadline, bt applications are encouraged to submit projects as soon as possible.  With these new awards, approximately $3 mkillion remains to be awarded through the program.  For ore informatin on ow to apply, please visit the website.

All requests for financial assistanace from the Workforce Transportation Pilot program should be submitted electronically to MaineDOT Policy Development Specialist Ryan Neale at:  For other assistance, please contact MaineDOT’s Bureau of Planning at 207 – 624-3300.