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.


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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

    Waldo County Transportation rings in the New Year with a new name

    January 3rd, 2017

    Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) has been providing demand response public transportation services in Waldo County since the community action agency first launched its public transportation program in 1972, under the name Sea-ME and later Waldo County Transportation Program.

    Following an agreement to assume public transportation services in the areas of MDOT Region 5 in late April, WCAP started taking measures to expand its transportation services outside of Waldo County, into Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc Counties, as well as the municipalities of Brunswick and Harpswell.

    With a service area encompassing much of the mid-coast, it only seemed natural that Waldo County Transportation Program lay to rest a name that it had outgrown and adopt a new one; Mid-Coast Public Transportation (MCPT).

    “When WCAP agreed to be the Maine Department of Transportation’s Regional Provider for the area of Transit Region 5, we knew that in order to be more inclusive of those counties outside of Waldo County, we were going to have to change our identity,” said Waldo County Transportation Program’s Director, Brent Stapley. “That change is more than just a name change. It has become our new reality that we are we are serving more than just Waldo County as we have faithfully done for decades. We now need to assess and address the public transportation needs of three other mid-coast counties and two new municipalities.”

    “Mid-Coast Public Transportation”, which better represents the program’s expanded catchment area, also gives a nod to WCAP’s MaineCare non-emergency transportation brokerage, Mid-Coast Connector. “We needed a name that all of Region 5 could relate to and it makes sense that WCAP use the same identifier for both of its transportation entities,” Stapley said.


    Posted in Transportation


    WCAP

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