News Release for June 27, 2012

For more Information:
Paul Merrill, Public Information Officer - 207-624-3355 or 207-215-9297


Topsham Park and Ride Lot Now Open

Topsham – MaineDOT is pleased to announce that a new Park & Ride lot located at the Home Depot store in the Topsham Fair Mall is now open for public use. Home Depot has agreed to partner with MaineDOT by designating a portion of their parking lot to provide a place for ridesharing and carpooling opportunities.

The Park & Ride lot is located at 154 Topsham Fair Mall Road in Topsham, Maine and provides for 40 parking spaces. The facility is open to the general public and does provide for overnight parking, but requires permission from MaineDOT to use the facility beyond a 24 hour period.

To date, there are 54 Park & Ride lots available to the public and they provide for safe, secure and convenient commuter facilities for the traveling public and encourage carpooling, vanpooling, and use of public transportation systems, thus reducing congestion, improving air quality, and reducing dependence on foreign oil. MaineDOT works in conjunction with the Maine Turnpike Authority in administering the statewide program.

For more information regarding the Park & Ride Lot Program, please visit the department’s website: or contact Penny Vaillancourt, Program Manager at 207.624.3240 or