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3-25-2-10:  Editor’s Note: The Congressman would still like input from YOU!  CLICK HERE to let Congressman Michaud know how the increased weight limits on I-95 has impacted you.

Friday, February 26 2010 Michaud will use stories from Mainers to push for a permanent fix

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Mike Michaud, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urged Mainers to email him stories about how the current truck weight pilot program is affecting them and their community.  Michaud worked with House leaders to ensure that the pilot program, which increased Maine’s Interstate truck weight limit to match state limits, was included in a funding bill passed last year.

“It would be extremely valuable to share firsthand experiences of Mainers in my fight to make this pilot program permanent,” said Michaud, who plans to share the stories with congressional leaders and his fellow committee members.  “Maine deserves a permanent solution to this issue so that we can improve road safety, increase productivity and remain economically competitive with our neighbors.  While the pilot program was a good first step, I want to make sure that we are in the best position possible to extend it so that it doesn’t expire at the end of the year.  Stories from Mainers will help me illustrate just how commonsense this fix is and how important it is to so many of our communities.”

Michaud has secured multiple Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearings on the truck weight issue and has been working with a bipartisan group in the House to arrive at a permanent solution.