Transportation

Board President Announces Acceptance of Arbitration Panel Report

Board President Announces Acceptance of Arbitration Panel Report

CBITD Board unanimously votes to accept Interest Arbitration Panel Report
Casco Bay Transit District Board President, Patrick Flynn, announced today that the
Board unanimously voted to accept the report issued by an Interest Arbitration Panel
regarding collective bargaining negotiations between United Marine Division Local 333
and the Casco Bay Island Transit District.
This report is the final outcome in a statutory process - one that must be followed by
public employers and employees in the State of Maine when labor negotiations reach an
impasse.
President Flynn reports:
"The negotiations, which included several mediation and interest arbitration sessions,
stretched out over a two year period. Both sides have negotiated hard.

Portland, Maine Webcam - Casco Bay Bridge

Casco Bay Bridge webcam

View of the Casco Bay Bridge as seen from One Congress Square in Portland, Maine.

Ride the IKEA bus!

Ride the IKEA bus!

I grew up in a town in Central Maine where there were exactly 2 shopping choices- JC Penny or Sears. Comfortable, practical, affordable... The kind of places you might prefer to shop if you were looking for clothes that were "roomy in the seat", had a "reinforced crotch", or at the very least fit the description of "sturdy".

Portland Area Gas Prices

METRO Service UPDATE: Presidents’ Day – 2011

METRO Service UPDATE:  Presidents’ Day – 2011

Greater Portland Transit District, METRO, will operate a Saturday service schedule for all routes on Presidents’ Day —Monday, February 21, 2011. The METRO office, located at 114 Valley Street will be closed.

METRO does not operate on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Buses run on a Saturday service schedule on Presidents’ Day, Patriot’s Day and Columbus Day.

METRO, with bus ridership averaging 1.4 million annually, is Maine’s largest public transportation carrier, providing bus service to Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth and the Maine Mall area of South Portland.

For information and route schedules, visit http://www.gpmetrobus.com/- or call 774-0351.

VETERANS MEMORIAL BRIDGE LANE CLOSURE

Temporary One Lane Closure On The Existing Veterans Memorial Bridge Which Connects Portland And South Portland, Off Of Route 295

PORTLAND – Due to construction of the new Veterans Memorial Bridge which began in July last year, MaineDOT will be closing one southbound lane on the existing Veterans Memorial Bridge which connects Portland’s West End to South Portland over the Fore River.  The closure will take place on Wednesday, February 9th from 7 A.M.

Yellow Zone Parking Ban Begins at 10PM Tonight

Yellow Zone Parking Ban Begins at 10PM Tonight

PORTLAND, Maine – A yellow zone parking ban for the City of Portland has been declared beginning at 10:00 PM tonight, January 13th, and ending at 6:00 AM tomorrow morning, January 14th. The Yellow Zone is an area within the downtown business district that is geographically bounded by:

?  Commercial Street on the South
?  Cumberland Avenue on the North
?  Franklin Street Arterial on the East
?  State Street on the West

The parking ban is in effect within the square area of these four streets. As winter operations are currently underway, the city asks residents and visitors able to park off-street to do so during the day. Keeping the streets open allows for expedient snow removal.

Yellow Zone parking bans provide Public Works the opportunity to remove snow from the streets and sidewalks in this area improving traffic flow and commerce within the business district.