Maine 2030:

Long Range Planning Seminar for Transportation and the Economy

Goal: To foster a dialog among economic and transportation experts to identify future challenges and opportunities for the State of Maine.

Process: The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) invited speakers to two one-day seminars to identify major economic trends for the State of Maine and to help identify long range transportation needs. The conference was attended by representatives from MaineDOT offices including freight, passenger, planning and environment as well as top leadership. Panelist names and affiliations are included following the executive summary.

Summary Documents

Panelists and Presentations:

Charles Colgan - Professor, Chair, Community Planning & Development Program, Public Policy and Management, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine
See Notes
Francis X. Mahady - Principal, FXM Associates, Consultant specializing in economic development and planning, including transportation
Galen Rose – Economist with the State Planning Office
Glen E. Weisbrod - President, Economic Development Research Group, Consultant on the East West Transportation Study
John Davulis - Chief Economist, Central Maine Power Company
John Dorrer – Director of Labor Market Information Services Maine Department of Labor. He served as Deputy Director of National Labor Information Systems.
Michael R. Donahue - Associate Professor of Economics at Colby College and a Visiting Scholar in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and is a member of the Maine Consensus Economic Forecasting Commission.
Shashi Kumar - Founding Dean and Professor at the Loch- Sullivan School of International Business and Logistics at Maine Maritime Academy.
Thomas C. Allen - Associate Scientist in the Department of Resource Economics & Policy at the University of Maine and is a Collaborating Researcher at the Margaret Chase Smith Center for Public Policy.

Staff Support

• Organized by Fred Michaud, Maine Department of Transportation
• Facilitated by Susanna Liller of Barton and Gingold Associates
• Recorded and summarized by Jim Fisher, Hancock County Planning Commission


Please directl inquiries about documentation to:

James Fisher, Senior Planner
Hancock County Planning Commission
395 State Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-7131 (207) 667-2099 (fax)