For Immediate Release – May 27, 2022
Contact: Courtney O’Donnell, Assistant City Manager/Director of Human Resources
(207) 992-4204 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Connector Bus Service System & ADA Paratransit Notice
Bangor, Maine: Due to an on-going driver shortage, the Community Connector will temporarily discontinue Saturday service, until further notice, beginning Saturday, June 18, 2022. This applies to both fixed route and ADA paratransit service.
The City recognizes that the decision to temporarily discontinue Saturday service will be an inconvenience to those who rely on this transportation.
“We understand this change to the bus service will negatively impact some riders and want everyone to know that we did not reach this decision lightly. We are taking active steps in an effort to ensure the change is temporary and hope that this notice provides riders enough time to make alternative arrangements,” said Assistant City Manager Courtney O’Donnell.
City officials have determined that this service interruption is necessary from an operational standpoint, and believe that this approach is the best option currently available, as it will prevent one neighborhood or community from being adversely impacted. Saturday service has the lowest ridership and this temporary change will allow current drivers to provide the best possible service Monday through Friday.
In the meantime, Community Connector continues to actively recruit. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit www.bangormaine.gov/employ for employment opportunities.
Thank you for riding the Community Connector.
The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 33,039 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and service provider. For more information on City projects and news, see bangormaine.gov.