Senator Ron Collins Says Conference Helps Pave Way for Future Transportation Needs
AUGUSTA – State Senator Ron Collins (R-York) says a transportation conference being held in Augusta provides Maine lawmakers with an opportunity to get new insights into solving transportation needs.
Senator Collins, who serves on the Maine Legislature’s Transportation Committee, was among other legislators attending today’s “Transportation Trends for the Future” conference at the Augusta Civic Center. The event features transportation organizations, safety and advocacy groups, design consultants, and product distributors who provide attendees_ with information on new products and practices available to them.
Senator Collins says the conference allows him to hear “new and innovative ideas about moving the masses” from people all over the nation.
“There’s a lot of common ground, regardless of whether you’re from the State of Oregon or the State of Maine,” Senator Collins said. “They all have the same issues so it’s good to get together and discuss the issues and try to get them resolved.
“These kinds of conferences bring all that to light. I think it’s important to keep up to speed with the new technological advances that are being made in road and bridge construction and maintaining what we have.”
The Transportation Trends of the Future conference is sponsored by the Maine Department of Transportation, the Maine Better Transportation Association, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Senator Ron Collins Represents Maine Senate District 2 which includes the York County towns of Acton, Berwick, Cornish, Lebanon, Limerick, Newfield, North Berwick, Parsonsfield, Shapleigh, and Wells.