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Department of Transportation, Maine

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The Department of Transportation is an agency in Maine.

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) is responsible for statewide transportation by all modes of travel. The DOT employs about 2,100 people and spends about $600 million per year. Te mission of the department is to "provide a safe, efficient and reliable transportation system that supports economic opportunity and quality of life.”[1]

Budget

Budget information does not seem to be available on the DOT website, but can be accessed on Maine.gov.[2][3][4]

General Fund Appropriations Allocations
2010-2011 Biennium $7,000,000
2012-2013 Biennium $0
Percent Change -100.00%
Highway Fund Allocations Allocations
2010-2011 Biennium $487,125,052
2012-2013 Biennium $534,786,132,
Percent Change 9.78%

The department has also expended $127,737,886.00 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funds.[5]

Programs

Major projects currently undre construction by MaineDOT include:[6]

  • Caribou Connector Project
  • 2010 Maintenance Surface Treatment Program
  • I-295 Greater Portland Area Interstate Project
  • Acadia Gateway Center Project
  • Ellsworth Route 1A Construction Project
  • Norridgewock Replacement Project
  • Veterans Memorial Bridge Replacement

Transparency

Public meetings about MaineDOT projects and opportunities for public comments are available.[7]

Contract procurement information and opportunities are posted.[8]

Contact information is posted for bureaus and divisions within the department; phone numbers are provided for staff members but only general email addresses are posted.[9]

Salary information for executive staff does not appear to be available. Public records request information is also not available on the DOT website, but can be accessed on the Maine.gov website.[10]

Planning studies and documents are also posted for review.[11]

External links

References