The Maine Department of Transit will be holding a series of forums throughout the months of May and June regarding general public transit services. A recent statewide analysis of transit services, as part of the Maine Strategic Transit Plan 2025, shows that there are unmet transit needs in a significant number of communities.
The Department is looking for ideas from the public on how to improve services for the following:
1. Low income individuals
2. The elderly
3. Individuals with disabilities
4. Members of the general public
The results of these forums are important for the future of investments in general public transit services. The MaineDOT will use the information gathered as well for their public participation process they established to meet both state and federal transportation planning and funding requirements for transit services.
Below are the following dates and locations of these forums:
|May||11||Monday||Biddeford||City Hall - Council Chambers||2-4pm|
|12||Tuesday||Bath||Patten Free Library||2-4pm|
|13||Wednesday||Lewiston||City Hall - Council Chambers||2-4pm|
|19||Tuesday||Mexico||Region 9 Education Center||3-5pm|
|21||Thursday||Calais||Washington County Community College||2-4pm|
|June||9||Tuesday||Portland||Public Library - Rines Room||2-4pm|
|11||Thursday||Machias||DHHS CFS, CFS Large Conference Room||2-4pm|
|16||Tuesday||Rockland||DHHS District Operations, Rockland||2-4pm|
|18||Thursday||Naples||Town Office Large Conference Room||2-4pm|
We hope that you come out and join us at one or more of these important meetings. The need for public transit services are an issue that affect all of us and having your voice heard can make a difference in your community.
If you are unable to join in person, please send us your input by email at Transit.MaineDOT@maine.gov, or by mail at Transit Workshop, MaineDOT, Bureau of Planning, 16 State House Station, Augusta, ME, 04333-0016.