Maine Revised Statutes

§1462. Findings and purpose

The Legislature finds and declares that it is in the public interest to encourage ride share arrangements as an energy conservation measure and as a contingency plan to combat the continuing threats of prolonged shortages or rationing of gasoline. [1981, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

The Legislature further finds that there is a need to promote the ride share concept among Maine businesses and industries, as well as to the general public. [1981, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

The Legislature also finds that establishment of regional ride share programs which serve the general public and business community of a particular area is an effective means of accomplishing ride share promotion and providing ride share matching and van pool formation assistance. [1981, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

The Legislature finds it in the public interest to establish a fund drawn from the General Fund from which such entities as local or county government, civic, nonprofit, planning service or community organizations may receive financial assistance for the purpose of implementing a regional ride share service. No funds may be received by an eligible party as described in this section which cannot provide at least 50% of the necessary funds for its ride share project. [1981, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

SECTION HISTORY
1981, c. 499, §1 (NEW).

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