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September 16, 2021 – Momentum grows to transform dormant rail line to rail trail, News Center Maine

September 13, 2021 – Pownal and Cumberland became the eighth and ninth communities in the region calling for a study of the St. Lawrence and Atlantic rail corridor as a potential rail trail.

September 7, 2021 – North Yarmouth and Lewiston become the sixth and seventh communities in the region calling for the appointment of a Rail Corridor Advisory Council to consider a potential rail trail on the St. Lawrence and Atlantic rail corridor between Portland and Auburn.

August 19, 2021 – Auburn considers getting on board with a plan to connect rail trail to Portland, Sun Journal

August 17, 2021 – The Lisbon Town Council adopts a resolution calling on the Maine Department of Transportation to consider in its active transportation plan the proposed Lisbon-to-Lewiston rail trail, the use of the St. Lawrence and Atlantic rail corridor as a rail trail, and the larger Casco Bay Trail vision.

August 8, 2021 – Vision for rail trail from Portland to New Gloucester comes into focus, Portland Press Herald

July 26, 2021 – Falmouth Town Council passes resolution of support for a Rail Corridor Advisory Council, tasked with studying a possible rail trail on the St. Lawrence and Atlantic rail corridor.

July 20, 2021 – Freeport joins Yarmouth in calling for the appointment of a Rail Corridor Advisory Council to study a potential rail trail on the St. Lawrence and Atlantic rail corridor.

July 20, 2021 – Yarmouth on board with 26-mile rail trail, The Forecaster

July 15, 2021 – Yarmouth Town Council unanimously adopts resolution calling for the appointment of a Rail Corridor Advisory Council to study the potential use of the St. Lawrence and Atlantic corridor as a rail trail.

June 30, 2021 – Casco Bay Trail members joined with other trail supporters in a bill signing ceremony with bill sponsor Rep. Art Bell and Governor Janet Mills for LD 1370, Directing the Department of Transportation To Develop and Adopt an Active Transportation Plan.

June 22, 2021 – Maine looking for new uses for dormant rail corridors, Bangor Daily News

June 21, 2021 – Maine is looking for a few good ideas on how to use dormant rail corridors, Portland Press Herald

June 16, 2021 – Governor Mills signs into law LD 1133, creating a Rail Corridor Advisory Council process to “to facilitate discussion, gather information and provide advice to the commissioner regarding future use of the rail corridor,” and to “review and make recommendations on the likelihood, benefits and costs of potential uses of the rail corridor, including, but not limited to, rail use, trail use or bikeways.”

June 15, 2021 – Governor Mills signs into law LD 1370, sponsored by Rep. Art Bell, Directing the Department of Transportation To Develop and Adopt an Active Transportation Plan.

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