As a result of Senator Collins’ advocacy as a leader of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, Maine projects have received funding through this highly competitive program every funding round
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Ranking Member of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that Maine will receive a total of nearly $50 million through the federal RAISE grant program to fund a downtown revitalization project in Sanford and a transportation project in Bangor.
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg called Senator Collins this morning to notify her that these projects would receive federal funding.
Upon announcing the awards, Senator Collins released this statement:
“As the Ranking Member of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, securing funding to improve Maine’s infrastructure and bolster our economy is one of my top priorities.
“The investment in Sanford is exciting and will be transformative. It will help revitalize the downtown and improve the quality of life for the city’s residents, attract more visitors, and support small businesses.
“The Hogan Road overpass and interchange project in Bangor will significantly enhance safety for drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians as well as help to alleviate traffic congestion at the intersection.
“I strongly advocated for these projects that will make it easier for Mainers to reach their homes and jobs and strengthen communities.”
Details on the two Maine transportation projects that will receive funding are as follows:
As the Ranking Member of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Collins has championed robust funding for the RAISE program. Since 2009, when Senator Collins became a member of the Appropriations Committee, she has secured more than $850 million in competitive transportation grants for the State of Maine.