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MTA wants to raise rates to offset pandemic revenue slide

Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 10:54 AM EDT
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Fewer vehicles on the road during the pandemic may translate to higher tolls for those using the Maine Turnpike.

The Maine Turnpike Authority is proposing rate increases to help offset $60 million that it says it lost during the pandemic.

The proposed increase and other adjustments could bring in about $17 million with about 70% of the cost being borne by out-of-state motorists.

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