December 06, 2022:
After 14 months of construction, the Bangor Area Transit Center has been completed and ready to serve members of the community for their transportation needs. This building replaces the former bus depot at the Pickering Square Parking Garage, and includes an updated facility for both riders of the Community Connector and City transit drivers.
The new location will provide continued services to Bangor, Brewer, Orono, Hampden, Old Town, Veazie, and the University of Maine.
The City of Bangor would like to thank Benchmark (General Contractor) for their continued support, diligence and attention to detail during the entirety of this project. The City would also like to thank Artifex (Architect) for their support and assistance throughout the project as well.
The City of Bangor’s Community Connector is hosting a Grand Opening Ceremony at the Bangor Area Transit Center, 25 Water Street, on Friday, December 9, 2022 at 1 pm.
Services are expected to remain at Broad Street Park until Wednesday, December 14, 2022, as the contractors work to finish any outstanding items to ensure a completed facility for bus patrons.
Friday, December 2, 2022:
Friday, October 14, 2022:
O&P Glass installed new glass in the teller area this week.
Benches are being installed in the waiting area.
The perimeter concrete slab is slated to be poured next week along with remaining pavement around the transit center.
Cabinets and countertops have been installed in the break area for the staff.
Friday, October 7, 2022:
Granite Corp installed radiant heat loops this week in preparation for concrete pours next week.
Eastwood Contractors laid the final wearing course on Water Street.
Counter tops are being installed, as well as other appliances in the building.
Friday, September 23, 2022:
Storefront glass for the transit center has been installed, and entrance door and glass installation started this week.
Granite Corp installed the water meter for the building this week. They also began installation of heat pumps.
Friday, September 9, 2022:
O&P Glass began installing g storefront windows of the Transit Center earlier this week. They hope to be done by next week.
Granite Corp has been working on installation of heat and air handling exchange units on the roof, before moving to radian heat installation around perimeter of building.
C&C Lynch completed rehab of the old bus route, by loaming and seeding a new pocket park area adjacent to the Transit Center.
Friday, September 2, 2022:
Street's Pavement and Striping paved the area around the Transit Center today
Epoxy flooring has been installed inside the building.
There is now power to the building, and lighting is being installed around the outside of the Transit Center.
Storefront windows are slated for installation at the beginning of next week.
Friday, August 26, 2022:
C&C Lynch began fine grading the road around the transit center this week in preparation for pavement next week.
Painters have begun painting interior of the building, with some remaining work outside.
Epoxy flooring is scheduled to begin next week, along with remaining brick work inside the building.
Friday, August 19, 2022:
Dirigo Slipform installed granite curbing around the transit center this week.
Interior work continues with installation of plumbing, electrical, heating and ventilation components.
Friday, August 12, 2022:
Exterior siding is almost complete, with remaining portion on the roof by the mechanical room.
C&C Lynch began placing material on the adjacent area toward the pocket park between Haley Ward and the Parking garage for future Greenspan.
Painters continue to paint colums and exposed steel, as well as interior of the building
Friday, August 5, 2022:
Contractors installed a large portion of siding on the outside of the Transit Center this week, with a small portion remaining.
Drywall contractors finished up sanding and prep work for interior paint.
Masons installed interior brickwork for information center.
Exterior paint is being applied to the exposed steel columns on the outside of the building, as well as painting the interior offices and break room.
Groundwork is slated to continue on Monday, with granite curbing scheduled to be installed next Wednesday.
Friday, July 22, 2022:
Roofers have completed a majority of the rubber roofing this week with a small portion remaining. Sheetrock is being installed inside the building along with electrical components. Groundwork is slated to begin next week around the building, laying out the road for bus parking.
Water Street Sewer:
Eastwood completed road construction on Water Street, laying down pavement in preparation for curb installation next week. Remaining components of this job include raising catch basins, sewer manhole frames and covers and communication covers. Once complete, the final wearing course of pavement will be laid down.
Friday, July 15, 2022:
The transit center masonry is complete and storefront window installation is scheduled to start next week, along with groundwork to begin building the road around the building.
The Water Street sewer replacement project has all of the underground utilities installed, and roadwork construction has begun this week. The first course of pavement is scheduled to begin next week, followed by curb installation.
Friday, July 8, 2022:
Work continues on the Transit Center with the majority of the brickwork being completed. Next week, door installation is scheduled to start.
The Water Street sewer project is coming along very well, with the completion of approximately 500 Linear Feet of storm line installed. The next phase of the job will be to prepare the road for pavement.
Friday, June 24, 2022:
Transit Center: Crews continued working on masonry on the outside of the building, as well as utility installation on the inside of the building.
Water Street: Eastwood Constractors installed approximately 150 L.F. of 24” storm drain. They are also working with Bangor Gas to reroute a 2” gas main on Water Street.
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Work continues on the Bangor Area Transit
Center, with masonry being placed on the outside of the building.
Inside the building, contractors have been
installing electrical components, as well as plumbing and insulation.
The Water Street Sewer separation project
continues to move forward, with approximately 500 feet of new sewer main
Eastwood Contractors are now working on the
installation of stormwater drainage.
Friday, May 20, 2022
Contractors began installing roof panels and steel stud installation for interior walls. They are making good progress at this time, and will continue next week.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Monday, February 7, 2022
Friday, October 22, 2021
Tuesday September 21, 2021
Construction began this week on the Bangor Area Transit Center that is located in Pickering Square.
The proposed Transit Center is a 2,200 square foot single story building and includes an indoor waiting area, administrative space, public bathrooms, a bus drivers’ room, and security office. The exterior of the building includes covered waiting areas, outdoor seating, lighting, and accessible passenger loading areas.
Benchmark Construction, of Westbrook, Maine was the selected Contractor to complete the project. The construction cost for the Transit Center is about $3.45 million. Funding for the project is provided through grants from the Federal Transit Administration and the Maine Department of Transportation with the City of Bangor and local Community Connector partners providing a 20 percent match.
The expected completion date for the project is December 2022, subject to change. The Community Connector bus service will maintain continuous operation during the construction of the new Transit Center.
On September 21, 2020, Artifex architects & engineers of Bangor, was awarded the design contract for the Bangor Transit Center at Pickering Square. The project involves designing a new modern Transit Center building and canopy that will focus on the transit rider with amenities that improve the passenger experience.
The new facility will incorporate ADA accessible elements that will enhance the usability and mobility to all users. The proposed amenities will include heat and air conditioning, an enclosed waiting area, outside shelters and interactive schedule information kiosks, public restrooms and bus operators' break room and private restroom.
On Monday December 14, 2020 a pre-council meeting was held to review and select a concept to move forward with. The council selected the Courtyard building and canopy concept as shown in the images below. Artifex will now begin the design development stage to advance the selected conceptual design into the final design phase such that project budgets can be further refined. Once a final plan and budget is approved by council construction documents will be developed for contractor bidding.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2021.
Updates will be provided to report on the progress of the project periodically.