Getting There
A Guide to Rides in Eastern Maine Hancock II Washington II Penobscot II Piscataquis II Waldo Counties
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How to Use This Site
Bus Schedule Information

If you are looking for bus schedule information and you know the company name, go to the Transportation Directory where you will find phone numbers and links to bus company web sites. If you are trying to find out what service is available, choose the Scheduled Buses link for an overview of available services.

Rides to Work and College

You may want to check the Commuter Bus page to see if service is available to your work site. Currently, most of the available commuter bus service in the region is focused on Bar Harbor and the Jackson Laboratory.

If there is no commuter bus service that matches your needs, your best bet will be to use the statewide Ride Match service. This free service will help you locate someone who will give you a ride in their car, or riders who can share gasoline costs. If rides or riders are not available now, you should post your trip anyway so new visitors to the site can contact you. Opportunities will expand as more people become aware of the ride match service. You can also post a ride request on the Neighborhood Ride Board.

You can also look at the Employer Portal to see if your employer has an Employer Ride Board page.

Rides to Bangor

Travel options to Bangor vary widely depending on your location. First, you may want to check the Intercity Bus link. For example, daily bus service to Bangor from Calais, Machias, and Ellsworth is available from West Transportation seven days a week.

Next try the Regional Shopping link to see if midday bus service is available to Bangor from your area. Some rural transportation providers offer same-day round trips to Bangor one or two days a week.

You can look for a one-time ride on the state’s Ride Match site. Or you can post a ride request on the Neighborhood Ride Board.

You can also try contacting the Community Action Program in your region to see if they can provide you with a seat on a van traveling to Bangor. Senior citizens and people with disabilities can try their local Volunteer Program.

Taxis are a more expensive option. People traveling to and from Mount Desert Island can try the seasonal service provided by the Bar Harbor-Bangor Shuttle.

Transportation to Medical Appointments

You can visit the Neighborhood Ride Board to post a ride request and to check for available rides. Senior citizens and people with disabilities should contact a Senior and Disabled program in their area.

To request a one-time ride from a regular commuter, post a trip request on the state’s Ride Match web site. Also, you may be able to use a Regularly Scheduled Bus for some trips. MaineCare recipients should contact the MaineCare transportation provider for your area.

Local Shopping

Check to see if your community offers an In-Town Shuttle to supermarkets and other local stores. You can also post a ride request and check for rides on the Neighborhood Ride Board. If you have a small group of neighbors and friends interested in helping each other with rides and errands, contact GETTING THERE for help setting up a Neighborhood Cellphone Network.

Veterans

Post a ride request on the Neighborhood Ride Board. Interested drivers can check the Ride Board to review trip requests posted by veterans.

Rides to Church

Some communities have church-based ride programs. You can post a ride request on the Neighborhood Ride Board, and you can check the Ride Board for available drivers in your town.

Rides for Other Purposes

You can post a ride request on the Neighborhood Ride Board, and check the Ride Board for available drivers in your town.

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