Maine secures $613 million for highway funding

By Keith Goble, Land Line state legislative editor | 7/8/2013

The state of Maine has a secure highway funding source for at least another two years.

Gov. Paul LePage signed into law a two-year, $613.6 million highway fund budget. The highway fund budget, LD1480, pays the Maine Department of Transportation, the Motor Vehicle Division of the Secretary of State, and a portion of the State Police.

Revenue for the budget comes mainly from the state’s fuel tax and vehicle fees.

LePage said the highway fund budget is geared to benefit people throughout the state.

“In order for us to responsibly provide the safest and most reliable transportation system possible, we allocate the funding where it matters most,” LePage said in prepared remarks. “This ensures that today’s infrastructure needs are met, while maintaining the ability to plan for future needs.”

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