U.S. Senator Susan Collins Announces $1.4 Million in Grant Funding To Upgrade City of Bangor’s Aging Bus Fleet

Investment will help upgrade the Bangor Community Connector Public Transit System

BANGOR, ME—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the Bangor Community Connector Public Transit System will receive $1,441,600 in grant funding through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Buses and Bus Facilities Grants Program.

“I am delighted to announce that the City of Bangor will receive more than $1.4 million to upgrade our city’s aging fleet of buses,” said Senator Collins.  “The Community Connector Public Transit Services strives to provide effective, safe, and reliable transportation for our citizens, many of whom rely on bus services as their primary means of transportation.  This important investment will significantly enhance the quality of our bus service, expand mobility, and increase access to employment, education, and healthcare facilities in our rural and urban areas.”

For more than 40 years, the Community Connector Public Transit System has served the greater Bangor area, including the towns of Brewer Hampden, Orono, Veazie, and Old Town, as well as the University of Maine.