Services

The members of MTA seek to meet the transportation needs of individuals throughout Maine. To achieve that goal, we provide a network of transportation services. They include:

  • Regularly scheduled bus service – Greater Portland METRO, South Portland Bus Service, Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Shuttlebus, Lewiston-Auburn Citylink, and the Bangor Community Connector.
  • Commuter services, such as the ZOOM Turnpike Express and GO Maine carpools.
  • Regional Transportation Providers offer buses and vans connecting individuals with mobility challenges or developmental disabilities to work, training, health care, or other essential destinations (groceries, banking, shopping, etc.).
  • Ferry services, such as those of Casco Bay Lines.
  • The Explorer services providing convenient access to a number of popular destinations. These include the Brunswick Explorer, Island Explorer (Mount Desert Island), Kennebec Explorer, Mountain Explorer (Bethel/Sunday River), Shoreline Explorer (York County), Sugarloaf Explorer, as well as the Old Orchard Beach Trolley System.

MTA member agencies provide almost 7.3 million trips a year accounting for over 60 million miles of service to passengers. Below is a table comparing these data for 2009 and 2010:

Maine DOT Biennial Operations Plan for Transit
Executive Summary –   12/31/11
2009 2010
Volunteer Drivers 942 1028
Vehicle Miles 5,236,581 5,412,178
Passenger Miles 52,747,526 55,049,850
Passenger Trips 7,030,892 7,261,593

To provide this level of service, we leverage all available assets, including Volunteer Drivers. Annually, over 900 volunteer drivers statewide provide about 900,000 trips covering over 38 million miles. Last year, Volunteers donated over 991,000 hours, with a value of $16,395,462 (source: www.independentsector.org).

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