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

    Employment Workshop This Thursday

    October 23rd, 2017

    Are you searching for a job? Need to get motivated to make this happen?

    WCAP Early Childhood Program is hosting an employment workshop presented by Goodwill Workforce Solutions’ Sheila Muldoon!

    This 3 hour workshop will show you ways to:

    – Spruce up your resume
    – Update your interviewing skills
    – Connect you with hiring employers in the area & to earn a good living wage

    When: Thursday, October 26th 9am-12pm

    Where: 9 Field Street, WCAP Conference Room

    A light breakfast and luncheon will be provided before our Program’s Advisory Committee meeting, We would love to have you stay for lunch and attend from 1-2:30pm.

    We will be raffling off a door prize!


    Posted in Community Happenings, Community Resources

    Tell us what Waldo County needs and win!

    September 5th, 2017

    Get entered into a raffle for a $50 gift card to Hannaford just for telling us what you think Waldo County needs! As part of our Community Needs Assessment, we’re conducting a survey to hear from you on what you think. Take 10-15 minutes to fill it out online and you’ll be given a chance at the end to enter your name into a raffle to win one of two $50 gift cards. Follow the link below to take the survey! As a bonus, if you have a Facebook page, we’ll be adding the names of anyone who likes, comments, and/or shares our Facebook post into a separate drawing for a $25 gift card because it’s very important to us to make sure this survey reaches as many people who live and/or work in Waldo County as possible. You’ll get one entry for every like, comment, or share you make on this post (three entries for doing all three, two entries for doing two, etc.) Don’t forget to fill out the survey too and you’ll also be entered to win a $50 gift card!
     

    This survey and the Community Needs Assessment it is a part of gets distributed across the county and plays a very important role in shaping the types of programs not just WCAP but other local service organizations offer. Let’s see how many people who live and/or work in Waldo County that we can reach!
     

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/72LXPKQ
     


    Posted in Uncategorized


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    Belfast, Maine 04915
    Phone: (207) 338-6809