Rep. Thomas H. Martin is pleased to announce that he will be serving on the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation, a highly coveted committee assignment charged with overseeing Maine’s infrastructure. This is also one of only two legislative committees responsible for crafting a departmental budget.
Reached for comment this week, Representative Martin was appreciative for the opportunity to serve on this committee, having spent the majority of his working career in the infrastructure business, first as the owner of a general contracting firm, and now working as a Public Works Director. “I’m looking forward to bringing my experience to the committee to review what Maine is doing to keep our roads and bridges safe, especially in rural areas like Greene and Sabattus. I’ll have an opportunity to working with stakeholders from all over the state to make sure that we have sensible transportation policy that promotes safety without overburdening citizens with needless regulations.”
The committee will be responsible with reviewing all new bills relating to Department of Transportation; Bureau of Motor Vehicles; motor vehicle registration and license plates; drivers’ licenses; driver education; Maine Turnpike Authority; Highway Fund; transportation policy; public transportation; aeronautics; highway and bridge construction and maintenance; highway safety; traffic regulation; waterways; railroads; Department of Public Safety, State Police; and motor vehicles and motor carriers.Rep. Martin began committee work in January, and plans to provide regular communication to his constituents on bills he will introduce this session.