Wednesday, December 9, 2009

DOT Proposed New Train Station in Portland

The Forecaster
"One is an MDOT recommendation to review alternative terminal or platform locations in Portland.

Nathan Moulton, the DOT project manager for the rail plan, said Monday that although the Portland Transportation Center on Thompson's Point works well for the Downeaster, plans to bring commuter service into Portland from northern communities would require a downtown location to make such a service viable.

Moulton said an in-town platform would be more attractive to workers, as well as bikers and pedestrians. Moulton wouldn't say if the state had specific locations in mind."