For Immediate Release
February 5, 2019
Contact: Sarah Nichols, City Council Chair
Richard Cromwell, Assistant City Manager
Bangor Area Transit Study Begins with Public Forum on February 7
BANGOR, MAINE - The City of Bangor and Community Connector have announced a multifaceted Bangor area transit study, in order to identify the needs of the bus system and how it can better serve the public. The study will begin with a public forum on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 3:30pm-5:15pm at the Bangor Public Library. All bus riders, non-riders, business owners, and other interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend.
In addition to the forum, individuals will begin taking surveys both on Community Connector buses and within the community at large. Bus riders and pedestrians may be asked to answer some questions by the transit study's survey team as they start to gather feedback. Riders and non-riders alike are encouraged to take the online Bangor Transit Study here.
The Community Connector is the greater Bangor area's public transit bus system, connecting riders between Bangor, Brewer, Hampden, Orono, and Old Town. In September 2018, the Community Connector was awarded a $2.89M grant from the Federal Transit Authority to update its bus fleet, maintain bus service levels, and meet increasing service needs.
The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 33,039 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see www.bangormaine.gov.