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METRO will hire ad agency to promote expanded service

The Greater Portland Transit District, known as METRO, is looking to increase awareness of public transportation and create a branding effort for a new regional commuter bus service launching next...

Natural gas supplier defends safety of proposed South Portland facility

A plan to move a liquefied petroleum gas depot to Rigby Yard in South Portland is facing resistance from some city councilors and residents, despite assurances from the company that it will be safe.

Approved $85M transportation bond helps, but much more is needed for Maine's infrastructure

James McCarthy |

Matthew Marks, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of Maine, tells Mainebiz in an interview that even though voters decisively approved an $85 million state bond in November for transportation...

Appeal of Brunswick train facility headed to state board

The controversial Brunswick train layover facility for Amtrak's Downeaster service is headed to its final regulatory step next week.

Creditors say Nova Star owes at least $800,000

Nova Star Cruises, the Portland-to-Nova Scotia ferry operator for the last two years, reportedly owes Maine businesses and other creditors at least $800,000.

Federal court orders seizure of Nova Star for unpaid services

A federal court Friday ordered that the Nova Star ferry be seized after a Portland company complained that the ferry operator owes it nearly $200,000 for pilot services.

Maine's small airports provide lifeline to rural businesses

Laurie Schreiber |

For firms in some of Maine's rural areas, small airports are essential for connecting them to business centers elsewhere, allowing the firms to stay competitive.

For northern Maine businesses, transportation infrastructure is key

Peter Van Allen |

Business that have operations north of Bangor or outside the I-95 corridor are well acquainted with the frustrations of arranging shipping.

State seeking private contractor to operate Casco Bay Bridge

The Maine Department of Transportation is seeking bids from a private contractor to operate and maintain the Casco Bay Bridge between Portland and South Portland.

Nova Star won’t be Portland-to-Nova Scotia ferry operator next year

Nova Scotia is dropping Nova Star Cruises as the operator of the Portland-to-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia ferry route after two years of disappointing passenger counts and additional funding requests.