Sen. Miramant to serve on Transportation Committee
AUGUSTA — Sen. Dave Miramant, D-Camden, has been appointed by the Senate President to the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Transportation. The appointment makes Sen. Miramant the Senate Democrats’ leading advocate for policy and funding for the state’s transportation infrastructure.
“Transportation infrastructure is often referred to as the ‘backbone’ of our economy. And just like our own spines, Maine’s roads, bridges, ports and rails can’t be ignored and expect to work good-as-new,” Sen. Miramant said. “Every pothole is a dollar taken out of Mainers’ pockets in auto repair costs. Every faltering bridge is a public safety emergency waiting to happen. Ever withered rail line or aging port is a lost opportunity for economic and cultural development. I’m honored to be appointed to the Transportation Committee, and excited to ensure that Maine’s ‘backbone’ is strong and capable of supporting the weight of Maine’s economy — not only for today, but for the future.”
The committee has jurisdiction over the Department of Transportation, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, the Maine Turnpike Authority and the Highway Fund. It also oversees state highway and bridge construction and maintenance; highway safety; waterways; railroads; motor vehicles and motor carriers; aeronautics and general transportation policy.