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Maine Alliance for Sustainable Transportation – by Hilary
July 8, 2009, 3:48 pm
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I have recently, through The League, started a coalition called the Maine Alliance for Sustainable Transportation (MaST). Our Steering Committee currently consists of representatives from the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, the Conservation Law Foundation, the League of Young Voters, and Portland Trails. We, at MaST, believe that all people deserve to have affordable, accessible, reliable and sustainable transportation, and here’s why:

  • A sustainable transportation system advances economic development, a cleaner environment, fiscal accountability, stronger communities, and healthier people.
  • Financially and environmentally, Mainers can no longer afford the roads-focused transportation policies and infrastructure of the 20th century.

We feel that Mainers need a diverse transportation system with several viable modes so they can choose the best one for a particular trip, and so the system is robust to change. While motor vehicles will continue to play an important role in the coming years, other, more efficient methods of transportation – from human-powered mobility in neighborhoods to high-speed regional railroads – must receive greater consideration and investment.

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Comment by C Neal

[…] and several city council races); focus on transportation issues (in 2009, the Leauge launched the Maine Alliance for Sustainable Transportation); expand the organization's steeering committee, and in the process, develop new leaders; and […]

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