PACTS Press Room

Draft PACTS Planning Work Program

October 13th, 2017

On October 19th the PACTS Policy Committee is likely to adopt a planning work program for 2018 and 2019 which is called the Unified Planning Work Program.  Click here to read the final draft recently sent to MaineDOT and the Federal Highway and Transit Administrations for their review.  FMI contact, John Duncan.  

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Inspiring Transit Presentation

August 1st, 2017

Greg Jordan, the General Manager of the Metro, recently presented this inspiring slide show to the PACTS Policy Committee.  One slide shows that our region provides – and our residents use a lot – a level of public transit that is way above the national average!  The slide show also highlights recent transit service improvements […]

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FOR ALL TRANSIT USERS: AN IMPORTANT SURVEY

May 9th, 2017

If you use the transit system in Southern Maine, you are the most important voice in understanding how to improve service and make area transit work better for you. GPCOG is gathering information on how best to improve transit service over the next several years. Please take this survey and tell us how you would […]

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Destination 2040 Summary Plan Now Available

May 4th, 2017

We recently released the Destination 2040 Summary Plan!  This document is an easy read summary of the long range transportation plan which the PACTS Policy Committee adopted in 2016.  You can read the full chapters of the Plan in our website’s Long Range Transportation Planning section.  Want a hard copy(s) of the Summary Plan?  Have […]

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Our Regional Design Guide for Bicyclists & Pedestrians

April 2nd, 2017

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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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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