Category Archives: Traffic

Portlanders may get more time to clear snow from sidewalks during winter storms

Leroy White uses a snowblower to clear snow in front of a stairway to a home during a storm Thursday, March 1, 2012, in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

If there’s one thing that gets Portland residents excited, it’s shoveling snow! In a general sense, Portlanders are responsible for clearing snow and ice from the public walkways and sidewalks alongside their homes and businesses during winter storms. It’s a chore everybody really loves. Tonight at 5:30 p.m., the city’s Department of Public Services will […]

There’s a lot of data on climate change. But has any been shared with the folks who engineer roads?

A flooded, icy downtown Portland road likely built before area engineers realized how much flooding and ice roads will really be dealing with over the next century. (Photo courtesy of USM)

There’s been a lot of research over the years tracking a gradual increase in the average temperature, acidity of the oceans, rising sea levels, the greater frequency of violent storms, and on and on. There’s been a lot of squabbling among politicians over what has caused those things (Factories? Cow flatulence?) , but the numbers […]

Obama administration to invest $1.5M in high profile Thompson’s Point project

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The $100-million-plus project to redevelop the largely run-down Thompson’s Point with office buildings, an event center, a multi-modal transportation hub, restaurants and a sports arena for Portland’s Red Claws professional basketball team will benefit from $1.5 million in federal funds, according to a U.S. Department of Commerce announcement today. The money is being awarded to […]