CanAm Connections: Integrating the Economy and Transportation is the title for a study originally called the Northeast Border Corridor Transportation and Economic Development Study. This study will examine the relationship between sufficiency of transportation and economic conditions across the region of central Maine and the northern tier of New Hampshire, Vermont and New York State, as well as along the adjacent Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario. The initial phase of this study surveyed key issues and developed a Scope of Work for the study. The second phase, now underway, is assessing economic development and transportation conditions and opportunities for improvement.

To read the interim report, click here.


MaineDOT is serving as lead agency for this project, which is a cooperative effort involving transportation and economic development departments of the designated states and provinces. Funding is coming from the (US) National Corridor Planning and Development Program and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program. Economic Development Research Group, Inc. has been retained by MaineDOT to serve as Project Technical Management Consultant to guide the development of this scope of work and overall direction of the study.