Finding Help : Transportation

A listing of Maine's regional transit agencies and volunteer ridesharing organizations, which provide scheduled bus services along fixed routes and on-call rides to help non-driving seniors get to medical appointments and run errands.

Click on the resource names listed below to view details and contact information

Aroostook Regional Transportation System

Provides scheduled on-demand ride services throughout northern Maine, including the Danforth region in Washington County and Patten in Penobscot county.

At Home Downeast

Supports aging in place with phone call check-ins, health assessments, home maintenance, rides, and grocery delivery for homebound seniors.

Bangor Area Transportation/BAT Community Connector

The Community Connector is a fixed route public transit system operated by the City of Bangor to meet the transportation needs for the residents of Bangor, Brewer, Hampden, Veazie, Orono, Old Town, and University of Maine.

Bath City Bus

City buses serving two regions in town: the north loop, north of Route 1, and the south loop, serving areas south of Route 1.

Bus Transit Services in Maine

Site includes links to ADA transit services, charter buses, demand response buses, fixed route buses and intercity buses. Also: MaineDot Transit Toolkit and Maine Transit Directory (see pdfs on page).

City of Portland Transportation Options

Links to agencies that provide senior transportation assistance.

Coastal Trans Inc.

Provides non-emergency medical transportation for MaineCare eligible riders, as well as services for riders who are elderly, have disabilities, and people with low income. Serves residents of Knox, Lincoln, and Sagadahoc Counties and the towns of Brunswick and Harpswell.

Community Concepts

Offers door-to-door rides to help MaineCare patients and elderly people get to critical medical appointments.

Downeast Transportation

Bus and shuttle service in Hancock County.

Eastern Area Agency on Aging

One of Maine’s Agencies on Aging — a regional hub of resources, programs and services aimed at improving the health and well-being of older adults and their families. Programs include door-to-door rides to help MaineCare patients and elderly people get to critical medical appointments.

ITNAmerica: Dignified Transportation for Seniors

Fee-based transportation service for people 65 years and older or who have visual impairments. Operates within 15-mile radius of Portland and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for any transportation purpose.

Kennebec Valley Community Action Program

Offers door-to-door rides for medical appointments and errands.

Maine Community Action Association

There are 10 regional Community Action Programs statewide that provide heating assistance, discounted telephone service, and limited transportation services for low-income households.

Midcoast Ridefinder

Whether you want to fly out to the islands, visit a friend, go shopping, or simply need a ride to the doctor’s, RideFinder will give you the most current information available as to what your options are.

Mountain Explorer

Provides free fixed-route, seasonal bus service between the towns of Bethel and Newry and the Sunday River Ski resort.

RTP Regional Transportation Program

A fleet of 36+ lift-equipped buses and vans, 40+ agency certified drivers and a volunteer program that involves more than 60 drivers serving Cumberland County residents who need to get to medical appointments, grocery shopping, work and other important places.

Senior Companion Program (SCP) of York and Cumberland Counties

SCP volunteers provide companionship to fail seniors in order to provide socialization, transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping and other essential errands, and respite for family caregivers.  Volunteers receive a non-taxable stipend in return for volunteering, meal and travel support.

Shuttlebus and Zoom Turnpike Express

Provides ShuttleBus local service within Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach; ShuttleBus intercity service connecting Tri-Towns with Scarborough, South Portland and Portland; and ZOOM commuter service linking Biddeford and Saco with downtown Portland.

The Lynx

Provides a variety of transportation services for residents of Penobscot and Piscataquis counties.

VNA LifeStages

Affiliated with Mercy Hospital, VNA’s LifeStages programs provide in-home care services to help seniors maintain independent lifestyles as they age. Services include companionship and personal care, transportation, chronic disease management, and mediation services for seniors and their families.

Waldo Community Action Partners

Provides non-emergency public transportation to low income, elderly, and disabled individuals in Waldo County as well as the general public.

Washington Hancock Community Agency

Transportation assistance including rides to MaineCare covered appointments using agency vehicles and volunteer drivers.

Western Maine Transportation Services

Wheelchair lift-equipped buses or passenger assist-equipped vans provide transportation to MaineCare-covered medical appointments.

York County Community Action

Also offers scheduled bus and van services for medical and shopping appointments: the WAVE bus, connecting Sanford to Wells and Biddeford 7 days a week; Sanford Transit, running between Springvale and South Sanford 5 days a week;  and the Shoreline Explorer Line 5, from Sanford to Wells Beach 7 days a week.