Transportation

Academy Road Bridge to Close Until November for Complete Bridge Replacement

Academy Road Bridge to Close Until November for Complete Bridge Replacement

LITCHFIELD, Maine — The Academy Road Bridge, located at mile 92.6 on the Maine Turnpike in Litchfield, will close on May 31 to mid-November 2011, to allow the contractor to demolish the bridge and construct a new one. The 56-year old bridge has reached the end of its useful life and must be replaced. T-Buck Construction of Auburn, Maine has been awarded the contract to complete the bridge work.
Motorists traveling locally will be able to cross over the Turnpike within a

Spring 2011 Walk & Bike to School Events in Your Neighborhood

• Auburn, The Walton School, Walk to School Day, May 5
• Biddeford, Community Bicycle Center, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Wednesdays, starting April 6
• Bridgton, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 17
• Brunswick, Jordan Acres Elementary School, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Thursdays, starting May 5
• Brunswick, Longfellow Elementary School, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Days, all year
• Bucksport, Miles Lane School, Walk to School Day, May 13
• Calais Elementary School, Walking School Bus, Tuesdays & Thursdays starting April 26
• Camden, Camden-Rockport Middle School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 18
• Cutler, Bay Ridge Elementary School, Daily Walk & Ride to School Days, June 13 – 17
• Dresden Elementary School, Grades 3 -5 School Bike Trek, May 25
• Eagle Lake Elementary School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 25
• Falmouth,

Governor's Tea @ the Blaine House in Augusta

Governor's Tea @ the Blaine House in Augusta
On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, Governor Paul Lepage and the United Bikers of Maine will be celebrating Motorcycle Safety and Awareness month. The theme for this year is "Did You See Me". Distracted driving has become a major hazard to motorcyclists but also bicycles, pediatricians and other vehicles.   Lets step up the awareness of distracted drivers and make our highways a safer place to travel.   http://www.ubm-usa.org/  

Alpha One-Adaptive Driving Education Fundraiser

Alpha One-Adaptive Driving Education Fundraiser

Alpha One is launching our first fundraising initiative to enhance our Adaptive Driving Education program and we are looking for your help.

This program is one of our oldest, and has been offering driver evaluation, assistive driving technology consultation and driver education and training since the early ‘80s. The ADE Program has helped hundreds of Maine consumers to become licensed drivers and enjoy the freedom of mobility

Our goal is to lower the overall cost of delivering this valuable service to Maine people who want to get back on the road again, by soliciting support from individuals and businesses who share our desire to help others remain independent.

Donations from foundations and individuals will provide for the purchase and adaptation of a new van and the operation of the program over the next five years.

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20

17th ANNUAL EVENT ASKS 'WHAT'S YOUR MPG'

Commuters who carpool, vanpool, ride transit, bike, walk or telecommute May 16 through 20 can double their miles per gallon – or better. With high gas prices hitting commuters hard in the pocketbook this spring, Commute Another Way Week is urging employers and commuters to work together to raise their MPG – and save a bundle on their daily commute.

“This is the 17th year we’ve held this event, and one thing that never stops drawing people in is the message about how much you can save when you drive alone to work less frequently,” says event organizer Carey Kish of the GO MAINE program.

The purpose of Commute Another Way Week is to let help Maine commuters learn more about carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking or riding transit, teleworking and other low-cost alternatives to the single-occupant vehicle.

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The 38th Annual Augusta Camper & RV Show

The 38th Annual Augusta Camper & RV Show

It’s back and it’s bigger then ever!  The 38th Annual Augusta Camper & RV Show, Augusta Civic Center, March 18 through the 20th with thousands of free parking.  Spring next week.  Go camping RV style this year.   
 Win a free on week vacation courtesy of Cruise America.  See Good Sam, plus see Hid’n Pines Family, Lake Pemaquid Campground, Mattawamkeag Wilderness Park, Papoose Pond Campground, Poland Spring Campground, Stetson Shores Campground, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground.
 See motor homes, fifth wheels, tent and travel trailers, and slides galore!  Everything you will need to go camping this summer will be at the 38th Annual Augusta Camper & RV Show.  Dealers are stocked and will have special show pricing. 
 See Absolute Power Sports exhibiting Bullet, Cougar, and Honda generators, Call of the Wild exhibiting Spree, Sportsmen, , Flagstaff, Wildcat fifth wheels, and Coachman Mirada, Profil