Transportation & Land Use

Goal:

To design and connect our homes, businesses, and public spaces around an efficient transportation network. We focus on expanding our public transportation systems, making it easier to travel between destinations without a car, transitioning to electric vehicles, and expanding charging infrastructure.

Programs & Policies:

Electric vehicles & EV charging stations
Since November 2014, South Portland has added four all electric Nissan Leaf sedans to its municipal fleet and installed charging stations, several of which are available for free public charging.  

Biodiesel pilot project
In 2016, South Portland partnered with Maine Standard Biofuels (MSB) to use a B20 blend of biodiesel in select city vehicles. The pilot project was implemented to test the efficacy of the fuel in all conditions, including during the coldest months.