****IMPORTANT SERVICE CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19****
The U.S. CDC has released updated guidance removing face covering recommendations in counties with “medium” or “low” levels of COVID-19 community transmission. Based on this updated guidance, all visitors to City facilities are no longer required to wear a face covering, however, they are welcomed. This is subject to change should Penobscot County categorization change to “high” levels of transmission.
Per recently updated Federal transit requirements, Community Connector passengers (and employees) and Bangor International Airport facility visitors (and employees) are no longer required to wear face coverings.
About the Community Connector
The Community Connector is a fixed route public transit system operated by the City of Bangor for the communities of the Greater Bangor Urbanized Area. The Community Connector operates within the urbanized area of the six-member communities. These include Bangor, Brewer, Veazie, Orono, Old Town, and Hampden. The routes are within walking distance of 75% of the population of the six communities. The service area covers 103 miles of roadway (measured one-way only). Community Connector also provides service to the University of Maine as part of the regional service.
The Community Connector provides service system-wide Monday through Friday. Saturday service is offered for all routes except Hampden. No Sunday service is provided. The basic hours of operation are from 6:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. The Community Connector has a fleet of 22 transit buses, 4 minivans and 1Trolley. The entire fleet is 100 percent wheelchair ramp equipped.
Free Fare with your school ID is provided to Husson University, Eastern Maine Community College, University of Maine, Beal University, and University of Augusta, Bangor. Community Connector also operates the Black Bear Orono Express.
In FY 20, Community Connector provided 628,805 annual unlinked passenger trips (UPT), covered 690,487 annual vehicle revenue miles (VRM), and operated 53,354 vehicle revenue hours (VRH) using 14 vehicles at peak service.
Our base of operation is 475 Maine Avenue, Bangor, Maine 04401. The City of Bangor has been operating public transportation since December 1972
Major Arterial services includes the following:
Route 1A area of Hampden, Bangor, and Brewer
Route 2 area of Old Town, Orono, Veazie, and Bangor
Route 15 area of Bangor and Brewer
Route 222 area in Bangor
Route 9 area in Brewer
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Please note: offices are not open on holidays when buses are running)
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New Years Day
The Black Bear Orono Express follows the University of Maine’s break schedule. To view specific holiday information for the Black Bear Orono Express, please click here.