Changes to Belfast and Rockland DASH schedules

June 17th, 2019

Please note the following changes to the Rockland and Belfast Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) bus route schedules, effective Monday, July 8th, 2019:

 

We have carefully designed these new routes and schedules using data gathered during the past year of testing the new DASH system. The new routes are based on passenger use, analysis of which stops are being used, feedback from the communities regarding the need for new stops, and fiscal feasibility studies.

 

Please see the following new schedules for both the Rockland and Belfast DASH routes. Each route image has a link to our website with both a large version and a PDF version with route maps.

 

Updated Rockland DASH schedule (Click here or on the schedule below to open in a new window)

 

 

Updated Belfast DASH schedule (Click here or on the schedule below to open in a new window)

 

 

Belfast & Rockland DASH Schedule change Brief Questions and Answers

(Schedule change effective July 8th, 2019)
 

What will the new days and hours of service be?
 

Belfast DASH will operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:20 A.M. to 5:16 P.M. (Eight (8) loops per day).

 

Rockland DASH will operate Monday through Friday from 7:45 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. (Eight (8) loops per day).

 

Will I be able to flex stops as usual?

 
Yes, there are no changes to the flex stop availability. Call (207) 338-4769 to learn more or to schedule a flex stop.

 

Will the prices and fares change?

 

No, the prices and fares will be the same, including the reduced price Chickadee cards.

 

Why is the Belfast Dash changing direction?

 

The direction change will allow the service to stop at more places with a more efficient and safe route.

 

Why is the Rockland DASH direction changing and becoming a loop?

 

The new loop route in Rockland will accommodate more stop options and efficiencies. This will allow more people to use the services.

 

What are the reasons for changing the DASH routes at this point?

 

The new routes, effective July 8th, 2019, are based on passenger use, analysis of which stops are being used, feedback from the communities regarding the need for new stops, and fiscal feasibility analysis.

 

How can I get more information about the DASH changes and other services?

 

We always appreciate hearing from you:

  • We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. at (207) 338-4769
  • Please send us an email any time to info@midcoastpublictransportation.org
  • You can also find the new schedules on our website at http://midcoastpublictransportation.org/ or on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/midcoastpublictransportation
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    THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.


    Posted in Transportation

    Knox and Lincoln County Public Transportation Advisory Group Mtg

    April 20th, 2018

    Waldo Community Action Partners’ Transportation program is putting the key in the ignition on expanding public transportation in the Mid-Coast but we could use your help navigating.

    Please join us for a public meeting of the Knox and Lincoln County Civic Transportation Advisory Work Group. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together community members and stakeholders throughout Knox and Lincoln counties who are interested in the advancement and improvement of public transportation. The goal is to establish a working group centered on route and rate development, communication and coordination, and funding resources.

    The meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the Rockland Ferry Terminal conference room, 517A Main Street Rockland, ME.

    We want to ensure that anyone interested has access to this meeting. If you need any of the following assistance, please let us know by Wednesday, May 9:

    • Sign language interpreter
    • Foreign language interpreter: specify language
    • Large print documents
    • Transportation
    • Other: please specify

    If you can’t attend the meeting, but would like more information, please feel free to contact our Community Engagement Facilitator, Steffanie Pyle, at:

    Tel: (207) 930-7380
    E-Mail: spyle@midcoastpublictransportation.org


    Posted in Community Happenings, Transportation

    Waldo County Public Transportation Advisory Meeting

    April 20th, 2018

    Waldo Community Action Partners’ Transportation program is putting the key in the ignition on expanding public transportation in Waldo County and the Mid-Coast but we could use your help navigating.

    Please join us for a public meeting of the Waldo County Civic Transportation Advisory Work Group (W-TAWG). The purpose of this meeting is to bring together community members and stakeholders throughout Waldo County who are interested in the advancement and improvement of public transportation. The goal is to establish a working group centered on route and rate development, communication and coordination, and funding resources.

    The meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 8 at 3 p.m. at the Wentworth Event Center, 139 Searsport Avenue, Belfast.

    We want to ensure that anyone interested has access to this meeting. If you need any of the following assistance, please let us know by Wednesday, May 2:
    • Sign language interpreter
    • Foreign language interpreter: specify language
    • Large print documents
    • Transportation
    • Other: please specify

    If you can’t attend the meeting, but would like more information, please feel free to contact our Community Engagement Facilitator, Steffanie Pyle, at:

    Tel: (207) 930-7380
    E-Mail: spyle@midcoastpublictransportation.org


    Posted in Community Happenings, Transportation

    Knox and Lincoln County Public Transportation Advisory Group Meeting

    March 29th, 2018

    Waldo Community Action Partners’ Transportation program is putting the key in the ignition on expanding public transportation in the Mid-Coast but we could use your help navigating.

    Please join us for the fifth public meeting of the Knox and Lincoln County Civic Transportation Advisory Work Group. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together community members and stakeholders throughout Knox and Lincoln counties who are interested in the advancement and improvement of public transportation. The goal is to establish a working group centered on route and rate development, communication and coordination, and funding resources.

    The meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 17 at 2:30 p.m. at the Breakwater Marketplace, 91 Camden Street, Rockland, ME.

    We want to ensure that anyone interested has access to this meeting. If you need any of the following assistance, please let us know by Wednesday, April 11:

    • Sign language interpreter
    • Foreign language interpreter: specify language
    • Large print documents
    • Transportation
    • Other: please specify

    If you can’t attend the meeting, but would like more information, please feel free to contact our Community Engagement Facilitator, Steffanie Pyle, at:

    Tel: (207) 930-7380
    E-Mail: spyle@midcoastpublictransportation.org


    Posted in Transportation

    February Transportation Advisory Work Group Meetings

    February 2nd, 2018

    Please join us for a public meeting of our transportation advisory work groups. The purpose of these meetings is to bring together community members and stakeholders throughout Region 5 (Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, and Sagadahoc counties, plus Brunswick and Harpswell) who are interested in the advancement and improvement of public transportation. The goal is to establish a working group centered on route and rate development, communication and coordination, and funding resources.
     
    Transportation work advisory group meetings for February are scheduled as follows:
     
    Waldo County:
    Date: Tuesday, Feb. 13th
    Time: 3:00-5:00
    Location: Wentworth Event Center, Belfast
     
    Knox and Lincoln Counties:
    Date: Tuesday, Feb. 20th
    Time: 2:30-4:30
    Location: Penobscot Chamber of Commerce, 1 Park Dr., Rockland
     
    Sagahadoc County, Brunswick, Harpswell:
    Date: Tuesday Feb. 27th
    Time: 2:00-4:00
    Location: Bath City Hall, Bath

     

    We want to ensure that anyone interested has access to this meeting. If you need any of the following assistance, please let us know 3 business days prior to the meeting you would like to attend:
    • Sign language interpreter
    • Foreign language interpreter: specify language
    • Large print documents
    • Transportation
    • Other: please specify
     
    If you can’t attend the meeting, but would like more information, please feel free to contact our Community Engagement Facilitator, Steffanie Pyle, at:
     
    Tel: (207) 930-7380
    E-Mail: spyle@midcoastpublictransportation.org


    Posted in Transportation

    Second Knox and Lincoln County public work group meeting to advance public transportation is January 16

    January 10th, 2018

    Work Group Post Waldo Community Action Partners’ Transportation program is putting the key in the ignition on expanding public transportation in Waldo County and the Mid-Coast but we could use your help navigating.
     
    Waldo Community Action Partners’ Transportation program is putting the key in the ignition on expanding public transportation in the Mid-Coast but we could use your help navigating.

     

    Please join us for the second public meeting of the Knox and Lincoln County Civic Transportation Advisory Work Group. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together community members and stakeholders throughout Knox and Lincoln counties who are interested in the advancement and improvement of public transportation. The goal is to establish a working group centered on route and rate development, communication and coordination, and funding resources.

     

    The meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the University College at Rockland, 91 Camden Street, Suite 402, Rockland, ME.
     
    We want to ensure that anyone interested has access to this meeting. If you need any of the following assistance, please let us know by Friday, January 12:
    • Sign language interpreter
    • Foreign language interpreter: specify language
    • Large print documents
    • Transportation
    • Other: please specify
     
    If you can’t attend the meeting, but would like more information, please feel free to contact our Community Engagement Facilitator, Steffanie Pyle, at:
     
    Tel: (207) 930-7380
    E-Mail: spyle@midcoastpublictransportation.org


    Posted in Community Happenings, Transportation

    Second Waldo County public work group meeting to advance public transportation is January 18

    January 10th, 2018

    Work Group Post Waldo Community Action Partners’ Transportation program is putting the key in the ignition on expanding public transportation in Waldo County and the Mid-Coast but we could use your help navigating.
     
    Please join us for the second public meeting of the Waldo County Civic Transportation Advisory Work Group (W-TAWG). The purpose of this meeting is to bring together community members and stakeholders throughout Waldo County who are interested in the advancement and improvement of public transportation. The goal is to establish a working group centered on route and rate development, communication and coordination, and funding resources.

     

    The meeting will take place on Thursday, January 18 at 3 p.m. at the Wentworth Event Center, 139 Searsport Avenue, Belfast.
     
    We want to ensure that anyone interested has access to this meeting. If you need any of the following assistance, please let us know by Tuesday, December 16:
    • Sign language interpreter
    • Foreign language interpreter: specify language
    • Large print documents
    • Transportation
    • Other: please specify
     
    If you can’t attend the meeting, but would like more information, please feel free to contact our Community Engagement Facilitator, Steffanie Pyle, at:
     
    Tel: (207) 930-7380
    E-Mail: spyle@midcoastpublictransportation.org


    Posted in Community Happenings, Transportation

    Mid-Coast Public Transportation to Form Advisory Work Group in Sagadahoc County

    December 27th, 2017


     
    Bath, Maine — Mid-Coast Public Transportation (MCPT) announces the formation of a Transportation Advisory Work Group in Sagadahoc County, to include Brunswick and Harpswell. The advisory work group will play a key role in the process of increasing access to public transportation in this region. MCPT seeks active involvement from stakeholders in the private, public, and non-profit sectors to assist in guiding the expansion of public transportation.
     
    “Our organization has provided public transportation in the Mid-Coast region for over 30 years, said Michael Hallundbaek, Director. “Last year, we provided almost 300,000 trips through our transportation programs. But through community assessments, we know that there is a need for further development of public transportation, and we are responding to that need.”
     
    The first Sagadahoc Transportation Advisory Work Group meeting will take place on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 9am-11:30 am, at Bath City Hall, located at 55 Front Street in Bath.
     
    Additional work groups have developed in Waldo, Knox and Lincoln Counties.
     
    “The Transportation Advisory Work Groups offer an important opportunity for stakeholders and passengers to join the effort by providing valuable input to the process,” said Steffanie Pyle, MCPT Community Engagement Facilitator.
     
    For more information, or to join Mid-Coast Public Transportation in addressing transportation issues the region, please contact Steffanie Pyle at (207) 930-7380 or spyle@midcoastpublictransportation.org.
     
    The Mission of Mid-Coast Public Transpiration is to provide safe, reliable and courteous transportation to everyone in Mid-Coast Maine. To inquire about current Mid-Coast Public Transportation schedules, please call toll free 1-800-439-7865 Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:00pm.
     
    Mid-Coast Transportation is a program of Waldo Community Action Partners, a Belfast based non-profit organization working to build strong families and communities by empowering people to achieve economic independence and self-reliance. www.waldocap.org.


    Posted in Transportation

    MCPT offers temporary route for Concord Coach customers affected by the Belfast stop construction

    November 30th, 2017

    Due to construction, the Belfast CONCORD COACH stop will be CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
     
    In the meantime, Concord is asking passengers to use the Searsport location for pick- ups and drop-offs.
     
    SEARSPORT LOCATION: Steamboat Gallery, 161 East Main St., Route 1, Searsport, ME
     
    While the construction takes place MID-COAST PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION will have weekday service available to get passengers from Belfast to Searsport and from Searsport to Belfast.
     
    SCHEDULE:
    Departing Belfast: Monday – Friday at 7:20 AM & 4:40 PM
    Departing Searsport: Monday – Friday at 7:45 AM & 5:10 PM
     
    FARE:
    $2.00 each way
     
    Please call Mid-Coast Public Transportation with any questions:
    Toll Free: 800-439-7865
     
    Mid-Coast Public Transportation 139 Searsport Avenue, Belfast, Maine 04915
     
    Mid-Coast Public Transportation is a Program of Waldo Community Action Partners


    Posted in Transportation

    First meeting of work group to advance and improve public transportation in Waldo County is Dec. 1, all are welcome

    November 9th, 2017

     

    Waldo Community Action Partners’ Transportation program is putting the key in the ignition on expanding public transportation in Waldo County and the Mid-Coast but we could use your help navigating.
    Please join us for the first public meeting of the Waldo County Civic Transportation Advisory Work Group (W-TAWG). The purpose of this meeting is to bring together community members and stakeholders throughout Waldo County who are interested in the advancement and improvement of public transportation. The goal is to establish a working group centered on route and rate development, communication and coordination, and funding resources.
     
    During this meeting, we will among other items:
     

  • Provide a brief overview of Mid-Coast Public Transportation (MCPT).
  • Provide an overview of the direction MCPT is taking.
  • Define the structure of W-TAWG and its role.
  • Define work groups.

  • The meeting will take place on Friday, December 1st from 9am-11am at the Wentworth Event Center, 139 Searsport Avenue, Belfast.
    We want to ensure that anyone interested has access to this meeting. If you need any of the following assistance, please let us know by Monday, November 27th.
     

  • Sign language interpreter
  • Foreign language interpreter: specify language
  • Large print documents
  • Transportation
  • Other: please specify
  • If you can’t attend the meeting, but would like more information, please feel free to contact our Community Engagement Facilitator, Steffanie Pyle, at:
     
    Tel: (207) 930-7380
    E-Mail: spyle@midcoastpublictransportation.org

     


    Posted in Community Happenings, Transportation


    WCAP

    9 Field Street, P.O. Box 130
    Belfast, Maine 04915
    Phone: (207) 338-6809