Saturday, 09 February 2019 17:25

Bangor may be getting replacement buses Featured

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BANGOR - The community connector may be getting five replacement buses thanks to grant money.

Bangor city officials said they're discussing using $1.9 million dollars in grant funding from 2017 to purchase five new buses to replace the older buses on the fleet.

 

Officials have also been looking into adding bus shelters one on corporate drive near Maine ave, and the other on Davis road.

 

Bangor's Assistant City Manager Richard Cromwell said, "Especially given cold winters, you know, rainy days, it gets folks out of the elements while they wait for the bus. Currently those are areas where the bus drives by"

 

The choice to use grant funding for replacement buses will go to the city council Monday night.

 

The city is also the site of an ongoing public transit study that started earlier this week to improve the bus system. 

Shonna Narine

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