Maine Transportation Facilities and Infrastructure Improvements, Question 3 (1999)

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The Maine Transportation Facilities and Infrastructure Improvements Bond Issue, also known as Question 3, was on the November 2, 1999 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved.[1] The measure issued $56,042,031 in bonds for transportation facilities and infrastructure. Specifically, $19,226,031 was allocated for highways and bridges, $3,000,000 for airports, $1,000,000 for state-owned ferry facilities, $19,700,000 for rail corridor development, $11,676,000 for marine infrastructure development and $1.44 million for transit.[2]

Election results

Maine Question 3 (1999)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 305,308 73.94%
No107,59426.06%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

Question 3: Bond Issue

Do you favor a $56,042,031 bond issue for improvements to highways and bridges, airports and state-owned ferry facilities; development of rail corridors and marine infrastructure; and replacement of public transportation fleets statewide that makes the State eligible for up to $112,000,000 in matching federal funds? [3]

Fiscal impact

The estimated interest on these bonds at 5 percent over 20 years was $29,422,066. That made the total estimated lifetime cost $85,464,097.[2]

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