The Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities Coalition: Transportation Programs
In rural communities access to public transportation services is a vital resource for many citizens. Transportation Committee members have developed a model rural system of public transportation in the Bucksport Bay area. A combination of weekly bus services to Bangor and weekly in-town shuttle bus/taxi transportation in Bucksport and surrounding communities are available.
Wednesday Shuttle Bus Schedule - Download Schedule
The Bus will stop anywhere along the route as long as it is safe to board and discharge passengers.
To board the bus, signal the bus driver to stop by waving.
Let the bus driver know where you need to stop along the route.
For more information call 469-6682.
Wednesday Taxi Service
New Wednesday morning $1, subsidized taxi service,, City Cab, to serve residents of rural Bucksport, Orland, and Verona Island by offering round trip transportation to any of the stops along the Wednesday shuttle bus route, which include Bucksport Regional Health Center, The Bucksport Senior Center (and Wednesday $4 lunch program); Hannaford and Rite Aid.
Taxi service includes free shuttle bus pass. Reservations can be made by calling City Cab at 942-4990 and must be made 24 hours in advance.
Monthly Bus Service to Bangor
Downeast Transportation, in partnership with the Washington Hancock Community Agency
through a grant from Eastern Area Agency on Aging and MDOT and Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities Coalition, provides monthly bus service between Blue Hill, Bucksport and Bangor. The service operates on the Third Tuesday of the month with a trip to Bangor in the morning and from Bangor in the afternoon.
The bus will remain in Bangor between trips to ferry passengers between Bangor destinations. The new service will facilitate shopping, medical appointments and other activities in Bangor as well as access to intercity bus terminals. The round trip fare is $5 from Blue Hill and $3 from Bucksport
If you have a medical appointment, it is best to schedule the appointment at 10:30 A.M. Let the medical office staff know you're taking public transportation. For more information call 667-5796