Saturday, November 30, 2019 is Rider Appreciation Day! All bus fares on the Community Connector public transit system are FREE for the day. In addition, the Community Connector will run its trolley throughout Downtown Bangor from 6:30am to 6:00pm that day as well, for those shopping and dining downtown for Small Business Saturday.
Route Information / Schedules
PLEASE NOTE: Drivers CANNOT make change. Please have exact fare.
| Single Ride
| Half Fare
| Children's Fare
| Five Ride Ticket
| Monthly Pass
| Student Monthly Pass
| w/University of Maine ID
| w/EMCC ID
| w/Husson/NESCOM ID
| w/Beal ID
| w/UMA Bangor ID
| w/Senior / Disable Pass
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.
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
(Please note: offices are not open on holidays when buses are running)
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2019 Observed Holidays
New Year’s Day
Tuesday, January 1
Monday, May 27
Thursday, July 4
Monday, September 2
Thursday, November 28
Wednesday, 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.