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More than a third of the Maine projects totaling nearly $100 million were included in the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee bill she co-authors

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced today that she successfully secured more than $264,959,000 for 106 Maine projects located across the state in the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations bills that have been released by the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Of that amount, 37 of the projects totaling $99,246,000 were funded through the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, which Senator Collins co-leads as the Ranking Member.  The bills must still be voted upon by the full Senate and House.

The 106 requests submitted by Senator Collins will support projects by Maine’s state government, municipalities, and non-profits that will promote job creation and economic development, improve infrastructure, expand community resources for Mainers, and protect our environment.

Eastern Trail Engineering Design

Recipient: Eastern Trail Management District
Location: York County, ME
Amount: $700,000

Purpose: To undertake engineering design for a new 11-mile segment of the Eastern Trail that would connect to the southern terminus of an off-road trail in Kennebunk, through Wells and into North Berwick. The proposed project would support the development of an active transportation corridor and recreational trail that offers significant social, economic, and environmental benefits.

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