“Partisan posturing and skinny mix won’t fix the roads. Creative ideas will.”

State funding for transportation must incentivize emissions reductions.

Maine carbon emissions by sector
Maine carbon emissions by sector
Maine carbon emissions by sector

“…I’m not opposed to using some general fund dollars to improve our infrastructure, boost our economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

In her State of the State address, Governor Mills challenged the legislature to solve the state’s transportation funding gap.

Joining that challenge, I welcome discussion of any new transportation funding models which incentivize more efficient vehicles, build broader access to public transportation, and achieve the state’s goals for emissions reductions.  

As this image above shows, no serious plan to reduce carbon pollution in Maine can ignore transportation.  Our funding must reflect this.

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