NY, Maine consider hefty toll hikes
The authority is accepting written comment received before 5 p.m. July 16. Comments may be submitted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Submissions also may be mailed to the attention of the Maine Turnpike Authority’s Public Relations Department, 2360 Congress St., Portland, ME 04102.
While its most recent budget reduced operating costs by more than 11 percent and refinanced to eliminate $13.6 million in debt, it has not been without problems. Last April, the MTA executive director for 1989-2011 began serving a seven-year sentence, nearly half of which was suspended, for stealing turnpike funds.
More information on Maine’s proposal is available on the Maine Turnpike Authority site.