Media Advisory: Governor to announce bus service from Auburn to Portland

October 20, 2015

AUGUSTA – Members of the media are invited to attend a press conference with Governor Paul R. LePage at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21 to learn more about two new Auburn bus stations coming in 2016, as well as a new bus service that will provide Lewiston-Auburn residents with transportation to Portland.

The two bus stations are slated for construction in Auburn in 2016, with new service anticipated to start in early 2017. The new Downtown Auburn Transportation Center will be at 14 Great Falls Plaza in Auburn. The second station will be at Exit 75 off the Maine Turnpike.

Both stations will serve the Lewiston-Auburn fixed route bus service, Citylink, as well as provide enhanced regional connectivity through a new Concord Coach Line bus route. The route will begin at Bates College in Lewiston, stop at both new stations, then proceed to the Portland Transportation Center with connections to Boston.

Governor LePage will be joined by David Bernhardt, Commissioner of MaineDOT; Jonathan LaBonte, Mayor of the City of Auburn; Peter Mills, Executive Director of the Maine Turnpike Authority; Harry Blunt, President of Concord Coach Lines; and Phil Nadeau, Chairman of the Lewiston/Auburn Transit Committee.

WHEN: 3 p.m., October 21, 2015

WHERE: Great Falls Plaza, Auburn