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highway simplification study
Policy Work Group - Urban Issues Subcommittee
The Maine State Legislature, through Public Law 2009, Chapter 413, instructed the Maine Department of Transportation to work with stakeholders to evaluate the Maine’s highway classification and routing systems to determine if these complicated state and federal systems could be simplified.
The Maine Department of Transportation and Maine Municipal Association have formed a Policy Working Group (PWG) to guide this study. The PWG is chartering this subcommittee to evaluate the current systems of urban highway classifications and make recommendations to the PWG.
The Urban Issues Subcommittee group includes the following persons:
There are several separate and distinct definitions of boundaries that are applicable to urban areas:
A given municipality may have two or more different urban boundaries or a municipality may qualify as “urban” under one set of criteria but not the other. Associated responsibilities for highway capital and maintenance are frequently unclear and confusing. The Urban Subgroup will:
This subcommittee will make reports to the PWG at each of their meetings. Any findings and recommendations will be approved by the PWG before they are published.
This page last updated on 10/9/12
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