A pilot program will attempt to reduce traffic, improve safety when cruise ships visit Portland
Tourism advocates say cruise ship operations in Portland bring business to the waterfront, but acknowledge that some residents have raised concerns about traffic jams and pedestrian safety when tour vessels are in town.
On Thursday a new pilot program to address those issues was launched by CruiseMaine and Cruise Portland.
Sarah Flink, Executive Director of CruiseMaine, says Port Share Promise aims to balance the needs of the community and cruise ship visitors. And she says public feedback will be collected through a hotline.