Maine Better Transportation Association
Founded in 1939, the MBTA is a non-partisan voice for investment in a safe, efficient transportation network for Maine. With 700 members representing municipalities, businesses and individuals from all walks of life, we advocate for funding of a multimodal transportation system – air, roads, rail, port, transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities – to serve communities and citizens throughout the state.
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MBTA has launched the Fix it Now! Campaign
See this recent presentation by John Melrose
 
Maine’s Top 50 Transportation Challenges:

A new report released by the national transportation research organization TRIP, identifies and ranks the state’s top 50 transportation challenge. Download and read the report: “Maine’s Top 50 Transportation Challenges and the Improvements Needed to Address Them.”

Most Maine transportation gets poor grades: Maine Section ASCE has released its latest Report Card for Maine's Infrastructure yesterday. Maine roads get a "D," bridges and passenger transportation "C-" and railroads a "C."
 
The cost of bad roads in Maine is on the rise: A recent report by The Road Information Program (TRIP) finds Mainers spend an average of $299 a year due to bad roads. That's an increase of 30% since 2009.
 
Transportation: The Case for Investment
We are in the midst of a transportation funding crisis - and we need our state leaders to help bring about change.
 
The MBTA has prepared a four-point policy paper with recommendations for addressing our state's deteriorating transportation infrastructure.  Download it, read it and share it with your local legislative leaders.
Maine Trails: Cover Story
Maine Trails
Smart investments

MBTA awards $18,500 in scholarships to 15 Maine students, several who already are carving out impressive careers in transportation
 
Every one of this year’s scholarship winners has proven to be a scholar in his or her chosen field and has also, through outside work, come to understand the role transportation plays in Maine.

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Events

Wednesday, August 6
Aroostook County Meeting
Northeastland Hotel, Presque Isle
Registration Form (PDF)
Register Online

Thursday September 25
Fall Cruise/Auction
Rockport

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Join MBTA

New members can join using our online form or may download and mail forms here.

 


Fix Maine Roads

A resident's frustration shows, Lincolnville

A resident's frustration shows, Lincolnville 

What’s the worst road in Maine? Do you have a bad road that you’d like to see fixed? Tell us about it.