East-west toll highway in Maine

This is a good initiative. I am sure that there will be “Toll Busters” trying to bring it down. I couldn’t believe the Atl. Provinces Trucking Association was griping about the ‘toll’ part of the highway.

It will save a trucker 4+ hours to get a load from the Maritimes to central Canada. At $150/hour – they could pay a few bucks for a toll?

I think that a fully government funded four lane highway such as this is a few millenia away (even though northeastern Maine has the distinction of being the poorest part of the entire USA). The reality is that U.S. geopolitics is similar to Canadian geopolitics. Northern Maine has very limited political power.

But this is a private sector led initiative.