Notice of Public Hearing - Fare Increases

Title VI Notice 
Title VI Complaint Procedures
Title VI Complaint Form

Rules of Conduct - Bus Service

Title VI Plan - 2018 DRAFT

 

Holiday Season Schedule  

We will be running our current weekday

schedule on Martin Luther King Jr. day

Monday, January 18th.

 

We will be running our current weekday schedule

on Presidents day Monday, February 15th

 

 

     

 

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Transportation Department 

City Bus Service 

Welcome to the City Bus Service Home page. Here you can check schedule information, find out what's new and upcoming, send us e-mail, and send comments.

Office Hours are 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Friday and 9:30 A

M to 8:00 PM on Saturday & Sunday.

Office Phone (207) 767-5556. The times above do not reflect the time tables of the buses so check the schedule information on the related pages, and if you have any questions please feel free to call, one of our courteous dispatchers would be glad to assist you in any way. Schedules are also available on any of the buses, Hannaford's, Shaw's or City Hall in South Portland.

Donna Tippett, Director of Transportation Department
Richard Sargent, Operations Supervisor

ALERTS

The number of positive coronavirus cases continues to rise in Maine and Cumberland County.  The City of South Portland follows CDC guidance with regard to employees with cold or flu-like symptoms that mimic COVID-19, as well as COVID-19 quarantine and isolation requirements, in its policy of when an employee may not work .  This strict and prudent policy ensures employees and the public we serve are as safe as possible but can result in daily driver shortages.  To avoid last minute cancellations that could leave riders stranded, the City of South Portland Bus Service will once again operate on a reduced schedule.  

 

1/21/2021 - Route 24B is partially reinstated effective Monday, January 25th 

24B will begin weekday service effective Monday on a reduced schedule.

Monday thru Friday 24B arrives at the Transit Hub at 10:20am headed to Portland.

Last trip from Walmart to Portland will be  5:50pm, arriving in Portland at 7:00pm, then out of service.

 

Link to Rt21 Schedule Effective October 15, 2020  Rt 21 Effective Oct 15 2020.PNG

Link to Rout 24A Schedule Effective December 26, 2020 Rt 24A Effective Dec 26 2020.PNG

Link to Route 24BEffective January 25, 2021 Rt 24B Effective Jan 25 2021.PNG

 

FARE COLLECTION RESUMES - Beginning October 1, 2020r fare collection will resume. Riders will pay using the new electronic fare system or cash. Riders paying cash will only be able to transfer for free on South Portland bus routes.

Updated Fare Prices: HERE

  The new system is called DiriGo TouchPass (LINK to website with info) 

  • DiriGo TouchPass Mobile App --
    Download TouchPass Transit on your smartphone, click on DiriGo,
    Register your account, add money using a credit or debit card, and scan the QR code from your phone on the reader when you board the bus, find a seat. Information and Directions - HERE
    --- OR
  • DIriGo TouchPass Card -
    Get your card (visit DIriGoTouchPass.org for list of locations), register your card, add money to your account using a credit or debit card OR visit the METRO Pulse at Elm Street, Saco Transportation Center, South Portland City Hall, or your local CVS (look for more options soon!) to add money to your DIriGO TouchPass Card; tap your smartcard to the reader when you board the bus; find a seat.
    Information and Directions - HERE
    -- OR
  • PAY CASH (Exact Change) -- NEW FARE PRICES:
    Full Local Fare is now $2.00 | Reduced Fare is $1

 

DETOURS

10/12/20 - Effective Tuesday 10/13/20, we will be back to using E St. for all inbound and outbound trips to and from Millcreek Transit Hub.

The following stops are closed until further notice:

The following Knightville tops will remain closed as the CMP project continues:

1202 Ocean St. + A St.

 

1203 Ocean St. + A St.

1204 Waterman Dr. + B St.

1205 Waterman Dr. + B St. 

Please call dispatch if you are unsure of your boarding options.