PACTS Press Room

Open seats on PACTS Committees

February 6th, 2017

PACTS is accepting applications through February 8th to fill a citizen “Appointee” seat on our Transit Committee and another one on our Technical Committee.  If you would like to apply please send an email by February 8th with a short explanation of why you are interested, a brief description of your background, and which committee(s) […]

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Process has begun to program $16 million for transportation projects.

October 12th, 2016

The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) has begun the process to program $16 million for transportation projects in the Greater Portland region.  Area municipalities and transit systems will submit applications for intersection improvements (such as turning lanes, roundabouts and improved traffic signals), paving collector roads, reconstructing arterial roads (like Route 302 in Westbrook and […]

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PACTS Capital Project Policies

September 6th, 2016

The PACTS Policy and Executive Committees have adopted a new approach for selecting capital projects for PACTS funding based on the multi-modal policy direction set by the Destination 2040 PACTS regional transportation plan adopted in April 2016.  The new approach includes: Regional spending targets that focus on transportation system preservation, modernization and expansion. A new […]

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Active Communities and Place-Making Workshop(s)

September 5th, 2016

The first workshop will be held on October 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Pepperell Center in Biddeford.  More information.

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PACTS’ Capital Investments

August 4th, 2016

The PACTS Policy Committee voted in July to invest $9,522,812 in area transportation projects to be designed and/or built during the next three years.  See the list below.  Most of the projects are funded with Federal Highway Administration funds (75%) and local match (25%).  The “other road projects” below are funded with State of Maine […]

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Destination 2040 Plan

April 13th, 2016

On April 28th the PACTS Policy Committee adopted the Destination 2040 regional transportation plan.  The plan’s recommendations were developed during a three-year process that involved considerable public input.  Feel free to contact PACTS if you have any questions or comments, and click here to read the final draft plan’s chapters, public comments and other background […]

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2016-2017 PACTS UPWP

February 15th, 2016

In November 2015 the PACTS Policy Committee adopted a two-year budget for regional transportation planning and project administration which is called the Unified Planning Work Program.  Feel free to contact PACTS if you have any questions or comments. 2016-2017 PACTS Unified Planning Work Program  

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STIP Amendments

July 2nd, 2015

Below are two lists, one representing FHWA and one representing FTA.  Each list has 5 tabs – a tab for all projects and then a tab for each of the MPOs. STIP Amendment Listing FHWA 06-16-2015 STIP Amendment Listing FTA 06-16-2015

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Our Regional Design Guide for Bicyclists & Pedestrians

February 2nd, 2015

This Regional Design Guide for Bicyclists & Pedestrians is intended for use by our member communities in the region. The guide helps provide assistance in designing and implementing both local and regional transportation systems that serve all users and that enhance community quality of place and quality of life. It is our hope that this […]

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PACTS working with the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, the Legislature and area Law Enforcement Agencies

December 15th, 2014

Over the last few years PACTS has enlisted the Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM) to broaden the dialogue, improve communication and reach consensus around a better understanding of the laws pertaining to pedestrians and cyclists, otherwise characterized as the “Vulnerable User.”  The emphasis has been on three of the five “E’s” which pertain to that […]

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