AUGUSTA – The Maine house standing its ground on a bill, which supports bringing passenger rail service back to the Bangor area.
It calls on the department of transportation to carry out a cost and feasibility study. The measure was shot down by the senate last week, but recent action in the house will force the senate to reconsider the issue once again.
Meanwhile, the Maine house also approved a bill that would protect Maine workers from bullying and abuse. It seeks to offer protection to people who suffer psychological, physical or economic losses while on the job.
The senate opposed the same bill last week.