MaineDOT Public Transit
MaineDOT's Transit Program oversees federal grants and federal compliance for Maine's 20 bus-service providers, as well as our partnerships with Casco Bay Lines and the Downeaster passenger rail service.
5/11/2021:Brunswick Study Completed
MaineDOT is pleased to share the new Brunswick Transit Study completed by AECOM and FHI. This study identifies the need for route changes in the town of Brunswick for residents and visitors to access employment, healthcare, intercity connections, and others. Be on the lookout for improvements to the schedule as study recommendations are implemented for the new, updated service, that will be called the "Brunswick Link".
3/29/2021:Public Notice for FTA Funds under the CRRSAA Act and the FFY 2021 Federal Apportionments
4/8/2020:Public Notice for FTA Funds under the CARES Act
4/3/2020:The Maine Transit Association has released a new updated MTA Directory
3/13/2020:Public Notice of Available Federal Funding
5/6/2019:WMTS is pleased to announce a revised Brunswick Explorer schedule effective Monday, July 8th, 2019.
Thanks to the Brunswick Town Council and the METRO BREEZ, the Brunswick Explorer will now share all 4 BREEZ stops, allowing riders easier access to downtown shops and services.
Brunswick Station was already a shared stop between the two bus services and Amtrak.
The new shared stops are: eastbound at Bowdoin College on Bath Road, across from First Parish Church, which replaces the stop at Druckenmiller Hall eastbound in front of Walgreens (Rite Aid) on Maine Street westbound across from Walgreens (Rite Aid) on the mall
The new schedule also incorporates 4 scheduled runs to Brunswick Landing: eastbound at 7:36 AM, 8:36 AM and 11:36 AM westbound at 1:15 PM
Stops on Brunswick Landing will be located at: Southern Maine Community College's Orion Hall, the intersection of Burbank Ave. and Orion Street near both Savilinx and Wayfair
A request stop, requiring one-hour notice for pick-up, but none for drop-off, will be available on Venture Ave. to serve the YMCA and Brunswick Recreation Center during any of the 4 runs on Brunswick Landing.
There will also be a flag stop, available on any of the 4 runs without notice, available streetside at the Brunswick Naval Aviation Museum on Admiral Fitch Ave., across from Mlnlycke. Riders will need to wait on the sidewalk, on the museum side of Admiral Fitch Ave., and wave the bus down as it approaches.
Service to Brunswick Landing, other than at the four scheduled times, will be available on request, only after 2:00PM, and will require at least 1 hour notice in advance of the desired pick-up time by calling 207-721-9600.
"We are very encouraged to have these new stops listed on the schedule," said WMTS General Manager, Sandy Buchanan. Not only does this allow us to provide better service to our riders, but it also enhances the Brunswick Explorers importance to the community.
Updated schedules will be available on Brunswick Explorer buses, and at the Brunswick Station Information Center.
A printable schedule will also be available on-line at www.brunswickexplorer.org and on the Brunswick Explorer Facebook page.
5/6/2019:Public Notice of Available Federal Funding
5/6/2019:Meeting the mobility needs of America's aging population
ITNCountry can thrive where public transit struggles
4/15/2019:WMTS GreenLine commuter bus now in full service
1/31/2019:Bangor Hosting Transit Study Kickoff Meeting
1/14/2019:Western Maine Transportation adds routes to ski mountains; more routes planned
12/18/2018:Volunteer Drivers are Vital
8/27/2018:METRO begins Husky Line bus service between Portland and Gorham campuses
The service gives all USM students, faculty and staff unlimited use of all METRO lines, particularly the inter-campus connection that now runs every half hour on weekdays.
8/21/2018:Public transit returns to a midcoast Maine city
Having public transportation in a community is not just providing an essential service, it is helping to further build that community.
6/12/2018:Maine Provider Rural System of the Year
Penquis Lynx Mobility Services was chosen as the recipient of the 2018 CTAA Rural Community Transportation System of the Year award at this year's Annual Expo in Pittsburgh.
5/4/2018:Federal grant for $6 million will help Casco Bay Lines buy a new boat
Members of Maine’s congressional delegation announced the Federal Transit Administration award to the Portland-area public ferry service on Thursday.
4/2/2018:Bangor gets $2M federal grant to upgrade aging bus fleet
Bangor has received a $1.9 million federal grant to replace at least five buses in the city’s aging fleet, according to U.S. Sen. Susan Collins.
3/19/2018:Southern Maine bus services consider cleaning up their act with electric vehicles.
Greater Portland Metro and ShuttleBus-Zoom may come together to bring the first electric-powered buses to Maine.