Maine rail, trail advocates can’t get on the same track

Founded nearly 30 years ago, the East Coast Greenway has sought to create a 3,000-mile bicycle-pedestrian pathway from Key West, Florida, to Calais, Maine. Maine, with its relatively wide-open spaces, seems an easy sell for construction of a recreational pathway heavily used by tourists. But that hasn’t been the case.

The forces contending over the future of old rail lines were on full display March 5, during a hearing before the Legislature’s Transportation Committee on LD 2124, a governor’s bill to create a Rail Corridor Use Advisory Council.

Read the entire Portland Pheonix article, here.
By Douglas Rooks

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