U.S. Senator Susan Collins Announces Nearly $2 Million in Grant Funding To Upgrade City of Bangor’s Aging Bus Fleet

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 $1,944,540 in grant funding through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Buses and Bus Facilities Grants Program to replace buses in its Community Connector fleet.

“For more than 40 years, public transportation has played a key role in the economic growth of the greater Bangor area,” said Senator Collins.  “The Bangor Community Connector Public Transit System provides effective, safe, and reliable transportation for Bangor area residents, many of whom rely on bus services as their primary means of transportation.  This important investment will enable the City of Bangor to significantly upgrade their aging bus fleet, increasing access to employment, education, and health care in both our rural and urban areas.”

The Bangor Community Connector Public Transit System serves the greater Bangor area, including the towns of Brewer, Hampden, Orono, Veazie, and Old Town, as well as the University of Maine. The Community Connector’s ridership has doubled in the last decade.