Take a Holiday Season Bus Ride to the Lakes Region for Free!

November 21, 2013 at 3:45 pm Leave a comment

LakesRegionbus mapWho’s up for trying out the new Lakes Region Bus Service?  I am!  After a number of months of hard work and preparation by RTP (Regional Transportation Program) and local advocates, the service starts on Monday, November 25. I’m thinking of throwing our bikes on the bus and taking a family bus ride out there – maybe after the Thanksgiving holiday (no service on Thanksgiving, the Friday after Turkey Day, or Christmas).

Service runs Monday through Friday between Naples and Portland, 4 times a day in both directions – with free transfers to both METRO and South Portland Bus Service.  The buses have a bike rack (likely for two bikes), are ADA-accessible, and have WiFi.  See here for the route map, stops information, time schedule, and more general info on the service.  

Rides through the end of 2013 are free – a great way to get folks to test drive the system.  (After that, all trips will be $3, which is a bargain and similar to Shuttlebus/ZOOM rates between Portland and Saco/Biddeford.)

If and when you try out the service, definitely let us know what you think in the comment section below.  And for any questions or feedback, contact Dan Goodman at RTP, formerly of GoMaine fame.  I’ll post an update and photos when I get a chance to check it out myself.

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