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Notice of Public Comment Period – DRAFT Bus Stop Policy and Design Guidelines

March 5 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

Notice of Public Comment Period

BACTS is seeking input on the Draft Bus Stop Policy and Design Guidelines which will guide the development of a system-wide designated bus stop plan to transition the Community Connector from a flag-stop system to a designated-stop system.  

In addition to the initial designation plan, the bus stop design guidelines are intended to provide municipalities, local developers, and other partners a consistent set of guidelines to facilitate the proper siting, design, installation, and maintenance of either existing or proposed bus stops and shall be applied to any future routes, proposed bus stop plan, design, and/or improvements.

The desire of the Bus Stop Policy and Design Guidelines Work Group is to present this draft document to local municipal councils and the public for review and comment with the intent to move forward with the project to complete the initial system-wide designating of bus stops. The Work Group feels strongly that in order to finalize the Policies of how bus stops will be managed and maintained, it is necessary to understand the total number and scope of bus stops and facility requirements in the system. Therefore, while there is agreement on, and it is the intent of the Work Group to follow the design guidelines within this document to complete the initial system-wide designation of bus stops, it is the intent of the Work Group that this document be finalized and presented for final approval only after completing the designated stop plan.

Public presentations at each municipal council will be made on the following schedule:

Date Time Location
Monday, March 15th 6:00 p.m. Old Town City Council Workshop
Monday, April 12th 6:30 p.m. Veazie Town Council
Tuesday, April 13th 6:00 p.m. Brewer City Council
Thursday, April 15th 5:00 p.m. Orono Town Community Development Committee
Tuesday, April 20th 6:00 p.m. Hampden Town Council
Monday, April 26th – Tentative 5:15 p.m. Bangor City Council Workshop

A copy of the draft Bus Stop Policy and Design Guidelines can be reviewed at 


Comments should be made in writing on or before 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 30th, 2021 to:

Connie Reed


12 Acme Road, Suite 104

Brewer, Maine  04412


All relevant comments received will be compiled and reviewed by the Work Group. Response to the comments will be posted to the BACTS website. All relevant comments and their responses will become part of the final document. 


March 5 @ 8:00 am
April 30 @ 5:00 pm