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

Registration for March and April First Time Homebuyers classes now open

February 6th, 2018

Thinking about buying a home? Know before you buy! Registration for WCAP’s First Time Homebuyers classes scheduled for March 3 & 4, 2018 and April 7 & 8, 2018 are both now open.

  • Understand all the steps in the home buying process
  • Learn about all the costs involved
  • Set goals and prepare for homeownership
  • Avoid being scammed or taken advantage of
  • Protect and grow your investment

About Our Courses
Live classes are 10 hours in length, divided into two weekend day sessions. Classes allow students to earn a certificate to present to a bank or other lender that can help qualify for certain first-time homebuyer rates and programs. All courses are designed to help students get all the questions answered without feeling obligated to buy a home or work with a particular professional.
 

Homebuyer education classes follow the State of Maine “HoMEworks” curricula. These classes allow students to gain the knowledge necessary to take charge of the project of home buying by describing the processes involved, the rights and obligations of both the buyer and any agents involved, reviewing the type of financial options available, and discussion of the pitfalls to avoid. These classes are currently recommended by most lenders as part of the lending process and also open the door to financial assistance on certain mortgage products. These classes are recommended as a starting point for anyone planning to buy a home.

 

For more information or to register, click here and look under the “Classes” tab.


Posted in Housing

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

Free Financial Planning Workshop February 6th

January 24th, 2018

Kick off the new year with your finances in check. Attend our personal finance workshop to expand your knowledge about budgeting and saving money. Join us for a free financial planning workshop on Tuesday, February 6th from 9am-11:30am at 9 Field Street, Suite 206A. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Childcare will be provided with advanced notice. Please contact WCAP’s Case Manager, Gayleen Gogan at (207) 338-6809 ext. 216 for more information.


Posted in Community Happenings, Community Resources

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

POSTPONED- Free financial planning workshop January 23rd

January 9th, 2018

Job Training Flyer **DUE TO THE POTENTIAL STORM TOMORROW, THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE THAT IS TO BE DETERMINED** Kick off the new year with your finances in check. Attend our personal finance workshop to expand your knowledge about budgeting and saving money. Join us for a free financial planning workshop on Tuesday, January 23 from 9am-11:30am at 9 Field Street, Suite 206A. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Childcare will be provided with advanced notice. Please contact WCAP’s Case Manager, Gayleen Gogan at (207) 338-6809 ext. 216 for more information.


Posted in Community Happenings, Community Resources

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


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