Studies

BACTS seeks to better understand the condition of local assets in order to assist with capital planning decisions, more strategically allocate limited funds, and pursue discretionary funding. While individual municipalities may have data on the culverts within their own municipality, there is no collective database which catalogs infrastructure on a regional scale. BACTS is looking to create and maintain an up-to-date, regional inventory of existing and planned culverts located on collector and arterial class roads in the Greater Bangor Urbanized Area (see map below for included areas). This formal inventory will not only define the state of the system, but will also consider climate projections which impact stormwater hazards

The City of Brewer along with BACTS, is undertaking a corridor study on South Main Street between Wilson Street and Abbott Street. The project will identify ways to improve safety and accessibility for all transportation users, address traffic volume issues, improve active transportation connections and facilities along the corridor, examine land use and development patterns, and explore changes to traffic patterns to improve safety and relieve congestion.

Overview of Two-Phase Regional Climate Action Planning Process

Phase 1 required that the consultant completed greenhouse gas emissions inventories and a climate vulnerability assessment for the BACTS region.

Phase 2 requires that the consultant design and execute a regional climate action planning process for the BACTS region. This process will build on findings from Phase 1, Maine Won’t Wait, and where relevant Portland and South Portland’s One Climate Future. A final climate action plan will provide concrete, data-driven strategies and implementation plans (including policies, programs, measures, projects, infrastructure, and community actions) to achieve the climate goals as well as interim objectives the cities should achieve to reach near carbon neutrality.

Phase 2 has started and is expected to finish in March of 2024.