Maine Trail Visitor Count 2019 to 2021

Maine Trail Use During COVID-19: Project Summary Kathryn Ballingall, Research Associate, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, UMaine Kathleen Bell, Professor, School of Economics, UMaine Maine, like many states, lacks detailed and consistent trail usage data. Trail usage data are critical to making informed decisions about investments in new trails and the maintenance and management of […]

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New Report on High Fuel Efficiency Vehicles

High Fuel Efficiency Vehicles Can Bolster Maine’s Economy Recent data shows that 54% of Maine’s CO2 emissions come from transportation. A new report by Jonathan Rubin, Kathryn Ballingall, and Erin Brown of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center notes that Maine’s economy can benefit from reducing transportation-related petroleum demand and emissions. This economic benefit can […]

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New Report on Economic and Community Impacts of UMaine Alumni

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center has published a new report by Philip Trostel, Megan Bailey, Catherine deLutio, and Mariya Pominova on the economic and societal impacts of UMaine alumni in Maine. This study was based on detailed responses from 5,288 Black Bear alumni from across the U.S., which the authors then scaled to produce […]

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