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Acadia All American Road Trenton and Bar HarborPromoting and Preserving Acadia
Corridor Enhancement State Programs • Transportation Grants • Gateway Grants • Transportation Enhancement Grants
Benefits of Scenic Byway Designation • Community Recognition • National Recognition for Trenton, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park • Economic Development • Supports tourism by improving the quality of the Acadia experience • Attracts attention of businesses that want a high quality of life • Community Vision • Focus communities on where they want to go and how they can get there • Partnering • Towns, businesses and organizations working together to preserve our heritage • Federal Highway Administration Scenic Byway Grants • Increased Federal and State support for road improvements and safety • New projects such as bikeways, information kiosks and scenic turn-outs
Scenic Resources Locations of Scenic Vistas Source: James Rae
Scenic Resources • Viewsheds • From Airport Source: James Rae
Corridor Enhancement Voluntary and Educational Programs • Partnerships with local organizations • Trenton and MDI Chambers of Commerce • Trenton Historic Society • Local Initiatives • April Roadside Cleanup • Tree planting program – Hancock Soil and Water Conservation
Corridor Enhancement Incentives and Disincentives • Grants • Local Programs • Partnership for business beautification • Soil Conservation Service Assistance • National Park Service Assistance • Low interest loan program for preservation • Historic Register Presentation – August 29th 6:30 PM at the Trenton Elementary School
Corridor Enhancement National Scenic Byway Grants • Raised almost $2,000,000 for Schoodic National Scenic Byway and Acadia All American Road • Annual Competitive Grant Opportunities • Preference for new byways
Current Program: • FHWA Staff: • Grants • New byway designation • National Scenic Byways Online: • Web site creation, maintenance, and administration • ABRC: • Technical Assistance to Byways • Publications • Conferences The National Scenic Byways Program (NSBP) a section of FHWA consisting of: • MaineDOT • Environment • Planning • Passenger Transportation • HCPC: • Coordination • Planning • Grants • Trenton: • Town Government • Corridor Committee • Chamber of Commerce • Historical Society • Other Local Organizations
Things you can do to support the Acadia All American Road • Participate in Public Meetings • Help your local historical societies, garden clubs, and civic organizations to build partnerships • Show your support to your select board and state representatives • Join the Corridor Advocacy Group and bring new ideasFOR MORE INFORMATION: CONTACT THE HANCOCK COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION 667-7131, ask for Jim Fisher