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Maine Voices: The real road to nowhere would be the east-west corridor

It’s time the state realizes this would be the surest path to environmental and economic degradation.

BY CHRIS BUCHANAN | SPECIAL TO THE PRESS HERALD | April 2, 2015

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BELGRADE — The proposed east-west transportation, communications and utility corridor has raised important questions regarding the state’s transportation policy.

Two bills have been introduced by Maine legislators to ensure the proper role for the state in transportation planning, maintenance and development, without increasing regulations or […]

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New bills to preserve State control over transportation development, and eminent domain

Op-Ed by Chris Buchanan | March 25, 2015

The proposed East-West Transportation, Communications, and Utilities Corridor has raised important public policy questions regarding the state’s transportation policy. Two bills have been introduced by our Maine legislators to ensure the proper role for the state in transportation planning, maintenance, and development, without increasing regulations or stymying infrastructure that is desired by local people. The bills would create an equal playing field for all significant transportation proposals that may utilize the Public-Private-Partnership […]

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Mainebiz magazine promotes Peter Vigue and EWC

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February 23, 2015 | Mainebiz

Like the real estate motto, Maine offers location, location, location BY PETER VAN ALLEN

During hard times or hard winters, Maine and Mainers chug along. Yet there are always those asking how Maine can grow and prosper.

Recently, I had an interesting conversation with Peter Vigue, chairman of the Pittsfield-based Cianbro Cos., the largest construction firm based in Maine, with $530 million in annual sales and […]

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Maine east-west highway timeline

By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff | Posted Dec. 30, 2014, at 5:45 a.m. Follow on Twitter Find on Facebook

1990 – Leaders at the New England Governors-Eastern Canadian Premiers’ conference in Hartford, Connecticut, recommend the creation of an east-west highway through Maine that would link the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec.

1991 – Departing Speaker of the House John L. Martin told Presque Isle […]

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Dead or dormant? Proponents, opponents weigh in on status of east-west highway proposal

BDN PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC ZELZ By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff Follow on Twitter Find on Facebook Posted Dec. 30, 2014, at 5:37 a.m. Last modified Dec. 30, 2014, at 5:53 a.m. Related stories Maine east-west highway timeline Link to original article.

PITTSFIELD, […]

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Peter Vigue on Motivating Change + Mapping Maine’s Future

Video: Peter Vigue provides current status of East-West Highway at Cross-Border Conference

Protesters oppose east-west highway at conference about Maine-Canada commerce

By Nick McCrea, BDN Staff Posted April 24, 2012, at 5:27 p.m.

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ORONO, Maine — While business and government officials from Maine and Canada gathered Tuesday morning at the University of Maine to discuss how to spur economic growth in the Atlantic region, a small cadre of central Maine residents outside the conference decried one of the proposals aimed at reaching that goal — an east-west highway […]

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Politicos like the East-West highway; how about the public?

By LANCE TAPLEY | April 18, 2012

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Peter Vigue, CEO of Maine’s big construction company Cianbro, has recently been successful in promoting to the state’s politicians his plan for a 220-mile, limited-access, privately owned toll highway bisecting Maine from New Brunswick to Quebec. It’s the latest incarnation of an idea usually referred to as the East-West Highway.

As the issue heats up, though, he may have a more difficult time with the public. Protesters are […]

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New east-west highway proposal renews an old debate with refocused financing

By Randy Billings | APRIL 16, 2012

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PHOTO/TIM GREENWAY Peter Vigue, chairman and CEO of Cianbro Corp., is calling on private investment to lead the way in creating an east-west highway Enlarge image PHOTO/TIM GREENWAY Barbara Cherry, a biologist with Maine Audubon who assesses the impact of roads on wildlife, says a new major highway could threaten habitat and the free movement of wildlife Enlarge image Source: Peter Vigue, Cianbro Corp. East-west highway study

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