|Project Manager||Madeline Jensen, BACTS|
|Funding Source||UPWP 2022-2023|
|Estimated Project Schedule||Fall 2022 - Fall 2023|
The Bangor Area Comprehensive Transportation System (BACTS) is a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) advancing and helping to carry out the transportation interests and responsibilities for the greater Bangor urbanized area. The BACTS region includes the municipalities of Bangor, Brewer, Penobscot Indian Island, Veazie, Bradley, Hampden, Hermon, Milford, Old Town, Orono, and Orrington. The total population of this region is approximately 75,000. This region supports many modes of transportation including a public bus system called the Community Connector which serves six of the above communities. As an MPO, BACTS works closely with and receives funding from MaineDOT, the Federal Transit Administration, and the Federal Highway Administration. BACTS is required to prepare several planning documents to maintain funding eligibility, one of which being the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) which outlines the region’s visions, strategies, and priorities for all modes of transportation within the system. This document is required to be updated every 5 years with a planning horizon of 20+ years.