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BANGOR, Maine—In early 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) received funding via a US Department of Transportation planning grant to research and develop a plan to increase public transportation options for the rural areas of the region. One of the first steps in that mission is to bring together members of the community to explain the grant goals and the upcoming assessment process. The first free Community Meeting: Enhancing Transportation Options is set from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the Dyke Center for Family Business on Husson University’s Bangor campus.
“The TIGER II funding from the Department of Transportation provides an avenue for us to identify where improvements are needed in public transportation,” said Dorathy Martel, Project Manager for the Tiger II Program at EMDC. “Getting the residents of these communities involved is a crucial step toward creating a plan that will work and have real benefits for the region.”
The TIGER II grant awarded to EMDC and Penobscot County is intended to serve communities in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock and Waldo counties by increasing access to services and amenities in the greater Bangor area. The Community Meeting is open to anyone interested learning about issues related to affordable transportation, pedestrian safety, economic competitiveness and other topics relating to the region’s transportation options.
Those interested in attending the June 21 meeting are asked to RSVP to Annie Collins, acollins@emdc.org or by phone at 942-6389. Attendees are asked to indicate that they are registering for the TIGER II event.
Additional information on the Community Meeting and the TIGER II program is available on the program webpage: www.emdc.org, under the “Community” tab.
Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) is a private, non-profit organization established in 1967. The Corporation is located in Bangor, Maine and serves the six Eastern Counties of Maine: Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo, and Washington Counties.

EMDC’s service area covers 15,532 square miles with a population of 323,784 and is the biggest economic development district in Maine. Our professional staff members are divided into two service areas – business and community. EMDC can be reached by calling 942-6389 and on the web at www.emdc.org

For More Information:

Contact Name: Dorathy Martel

Telephone Number: (207)942-6389

Website: http://www.emdc.org

Email: dmartel@emdc.org