Bangor City Hall
73 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401


Business Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Departments > Community Connector > Community Connector / Bus

Community Connector Fixed Route Public Transit System


Effective July 1st, 2020:

  • Fares resume.
  • No one shall use public transportation unless necessary for an essential purpose.
  • Passengers are required to wear a face covering, unless a qualifying medical reason prohibits the use of one. Examples of face coverings include: masks, bandanas, scarves, and other materials that cover your mouth and nose.
  • Front door boarding, and rear door exiting.
  • Buy passes and tickets at local vendors (call ahead for hours and face covering requirements):
    • City Hall, Bangor
    • City Hall, Old Town
    • Town Office, Orono
    • Town Office, Veazie
    • Hannaford: Airport Mall, Bangor Mall Blvd., Broadway, Hampden, Old Town, Brewer
    • Leadbetters H/O
    • Paradis Brewer
    • Fairmount Market
    • Joe's Market
    • Orono IGA
    • Pickering Square vending machine

Administration offices are open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please follow the Governor's order regarding the use of face coverings when visiting. Please call 207-992-4670 with any questions. 

*Download the 2019 Bangor Transit Study here*

*Download the 2014 Transit Hub Alternatives Analysis Report Here*

Route Information / Schedules


Black Bear Orono Express 

Brewer South / Brewer North Route

Capehart Route

Center Street Route

Hammond Street Route

Hampden Route

Mall Hopper Route

Mount Hope Route

Old Town Route

Stillwater Route


PLEASE NOTE: Drivers CANNOT make change. Please have exact fare.

 Single Ride  $1.50
 Half Fare
 Children's Fare  $.75
 Five Ride Ticket  $6.00
 Monthly Pass  $45.00
 Student Monthly Pass  $20.00
 Transfer  FREE
 w/University of Maine ID  FREE
 w/Beal ID  FREE
 w/UMA Bangor ID FREE
 w/Senior / Disable Pass  $.75



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. These include Bangor, Brewer, Veazie, Orono, Old Town, and Hampden. The bus also provides service to Husson University, NESCOM (New England School of Communications), Eastern Maine Community College and the University of Maine. The City of Bangor supplies service to these communities on a contractual basis. Our base of operation is 475 Maine Avenue, Bangor, Maine 04401. The City of Bangor has been operating public transportation since December 1972.

The Community Connector operates within the urbanized area of the six member communities. 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).

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

The Community Connector provides service system-wide Monday through Friday. Saturday service is offered for all routes. No Sunday service is provided. The basic hours of operation are from 6:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. The first time that all routes converge at the downtown Bangor depot is 6:45 a.m. The final time all buses converge is 5:15 p.m. with most converging finally at 5:45 p.m.

The Community Connector owns a total of 22 transit vehicles. The motorbus fleet is 100 percent wheelchair lift equipped. In FY 2008, BAT Community Connector provided 814,643 rides, covered 590,855 vehicle revenue miles with 3,311,545 passenger miles, and operated 40,156 vehicle revenue hours using 14 active vehicles. This translates into 20.29 passengers per vehicle revenue hour, 209 passengers per day per vehicle, or 2654 passengers per day.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(Please note: offices are not open on holidays when buses are running)

Contact Information




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2020 Observed Holidays

New Year’s Day
Wednesday, January 1

Memorial Day
Monday, May 25

Independence Day
Saturday, July 4

Labor Day
Monday, September 7

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 26

Christmas Day
Friday, December 25


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.