Beyond gas tax, tolls: Finding solutions to fix Maine’s crumbling roads, bridges

The most recent report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers gave Maine roads a “D” and its bridges a “C-.” More than half of Maine’s bridges are 50-years-old and a quarter are 80-years-old.

Mainers are often asked to approve borrowing millions of dollars for transportation projects, including a $105 million bond approved this month, but they are often just a band-aid to a larger problem.

Officials said transportation revenue is well below the state’s needs.