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Studies and Plans

BACTS Region

BACTS Long-Range Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Plan.  In 2019, T.Y. Lin International (TYLI) assisted BACTS in developing a Long-Range Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Plan which inventories the existing pedestrian and bicycle facilities, identifies network facility gaps and deficiencies, and offers recommendations to create a connected regional pedestrian and bicycle transportation network in the greater Bangor urbanized area. It is mindful of the financial constraints BACTS municipalities face, as well as the geographical, environmental, land use, and demographic limitations of the region. This Plan will be incorporated, by reference, into the BACTS 20

18-2038 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the subsequent update of that Plan. PDF

Community Connector Transit Study Draft Interim Report. In 2019, Stantec prepared a performance review of Community Connector’s current operations and analyzed the trends and demographics of the service area. PDF

Community Connector Transit Study.  In 2019, Stantec reviewed Community Connector’s existing services, operations, technology, fares, partnerships, marketing, and fleet, which informed the development of the system needs and opportunities.  PDF or

Transit Hub Alternatives Analysis for the City of Bangor.  2014.  Between May 2013 and February 2014, Tom Crikelair Associates developed a Transit Hub Alternatives Analysis for the City of Bangor. This work was carried out for the city with Federal Transit Administration funding provided by the Maine Department of Transportation. Bangor’s Government Operations Committee provided guidance and oversight for this planning effort. The engineering firm Fay, Spofford & Thorndike provided facility design concepts and cost estimates. Coplon Associates developed a conceptual landscape design for the Pickering Square/ Water Street alternative.  PDF or

Short-Range Transit Route Redesign Study in the BACTS Area.  2007.  During the winter and spring of 2007, Tom Crikelair Associates carried out a Short Range Transit Route Redesign Study in the BACTS Area.  The project addressed route and service design issues for the BAT Community Connector serving the greater Bangor region.  PDF

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ute Redesign Study in the BACTS Area.  2003.  During the last half of 2002 and the first half of 2003, Tom Crikelair Associates carried out a Transit Route Redesign Study in the BACTS area.  PDF

Stillwater Avenue-Sylvan Road Bicycle/Pedestrian Facility.  June 28, 2011.  Woodard Curran.

Broadway Corridor TYLIN

Park Street  TYLIN


r Traffic Studies at Six Locations. December 31, 2013.  Sewall

Traffic Study for Intersections on Route 2 in Old Town and Milford. September 5, 2014.  Sewall.

Orono, Maine Downtown Traffic and Circulation Study.  August 2017.  Sebago Technics, Inc.

Brewer SRTS

Brewer Rail Trail Project.  September 1, 2016.  Brewer Land Trust

Penobscot Landing Multi-Use Trail Brewer, Maine.  April 2004.  Wilbur Smith and SW Cole.

Walkability and Place-Making Audit Brewer, Maine.  June 8, 2017.  JB LaFleur Consultants and The Community Institute.

Action Plan for Walkability and Place-Making in Brewer Maine.  October 24, 2017.  JB LaFleur Consultants


Town Center Plan.  March 2019.  NorthStar Planning.

Old Town Downtown Revitalization Plan.  October 2015.  Wright-Pierce.

Traffic Signal Inventory Report Oak Street/State Street Corridor.  August 2011.  Sebago Technics.

Bangor I-95 Corridor Study.  January 2011.  MaineDOT Bureau of Transportation Systems Planning.

Long Range Transportation Plan Update Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation.  June 2009.  Broadreach Planning & Design & Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.

Urban Transportation Finance and Jurisdictional Responsibilities in Maine:  Review and Recommendations.  June 2009.  Maine Tomorrow.

Bangor Union Stre

et and Broadway Corridors, Orono Main Street Corridor, and Old Town Center Street Corridor Traffic Signal Study.  February 13, 2009.  Sewall.


BACTS Region

 BACTS Transportation Improvement Program PDF



 City of Bangor Community Connector Transit Asset Management (TAM) Plan.  PDF

Bangor International Airport Master Plan. 2014.  The goal of the master plan is to provide the framework needed to guide future airport development that will cost-effectively satisfy aviation demand, while considering potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts.  PDF (New Master Plan is being developed)

Dewitt Field – Old Town Municipal Airport Master Plan.


MaineDOT Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.  MaineDOT is responsible for listing all transportation projects where federal transportation funding will be expended.  2020-2023

Connecting Maine Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan 2008-2030Connecting Maine: Planning Our Transportation Future is the State’s integrated, long-range, multimodal transportation plan for the next 20 years. The Plan is a compilation of the challenges facing Maine’s transportation system. Most importantly, however, Connecting Maine serves as an outline of the key investments that must be made to Maine’s transportation infrastructure to meet the strategic goals identified by its citizens and transportation partners.

MaineDOT Transportation Asset Management Plan.  June 27, 2019.  The scope of this TAMP as required by MAP-21 is limited to National Highway System (NHS) Highways and Bridges. In Maine, this includes the Maine Turnpike. The purpose of the TAMP presented here is to summarize the extent of the NHS, report on current conditions, define an acceptable state of good repair (SOGR), to meet asset management requirements outlined in 23 CFR 515.9, and to document the required processes as outlined in 23 CFR 515.7.

Maine’s 2017 Strategic Highway Safety Plan.  This ongoing collaborative approach recognizes that road safety is not one-dimensional. There are behavioral aspects, along with physical location facets, that need to be collectively considered. Enforcement, Education, Engineering and Emergency Services ALL need to be part of the safety discussion. This statewide coordinated effort is not just a document.

Locally Coordinated Transit Plan March 2019.  The plan is mandated by federal transit law, specifically 49 USC Section 5310‐Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities, and 23 MRSA §4209.  The plan identifies regional transportation providers and other partners who provide transit within Maine.  This coordinated plan identifies the transportation needs of the general public, including individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes; provides strategies for meeting these needs; and prioritizes transportation services for funding and implementation.  It is the purpose of this plan to be a fully integrated coordinated plan, including non‐emergency medical transportation, urban and rural transit, intercity bus, seasonal transportation, ferry service, and passenger rail. This statewide plan serves to include all transit regions, both urban and rural.

MaineDOT State Management Plan (SMP).  December 2019. The SMP describes the State’s objectives, policies, procedures, and administrative requirements for the public transportation programs funded by the FTA. The purpose of the document is to inform MaineDOT, FTA, subrecipients, and the public as to MaineDOT’s role in the administration of FTA funds.

Maine Strategic Transit Plan 2025.  June 30, 2015.  The purpose of this report is to set out a 10-year comprehensive public transit strategic plan for the period 2015-2025 that will assist MaineDOT in prioritizing service improvements and identifying performance measures and standards for responding to the need for public bus and van type transit services.

MaineDOT Transit Asset Management (TAM) Plan.  October 1, 2018.  The Maine group plan includes all Tier II provider subrecipients, except those subrecipients that also are direct recipients under the Urbanized Area Formula Program authorized under 49 U.S.C. 5307. Tier II providers may only participate in one group plan and must provide written notification to Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) if they choose to opt-out and develop their own plan. Participants must also provide MaineDOT with any information necessary and relevant to completing the original plan and any future revisions.

Maine State Rail Plan.  July 2014.  This state rail plan is a multi-year guide for focusing federal, state and local investments on a rail system that supports the vision, goals, and objectives of this plan.                              

Maine Integrated Freight Strategy.  November 2017.  This Maine Integrated Freight Strategy update will help businesses, policy-makers, taxpayers, and users of the transportation system gain a better understanding of the freight transportation issues facing the State. The Maine Integrated Freight Strategy was developed in compliance with Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) requirements for state freight plans to ensure the State has access to Federal funding opportunities and competitive grant opportunities


FTA National Public Transportation Safety Plan.  January 2017.  The purpose of the National Public Transportation Safety Plan or National Safety Plan, is to guide the national effort in managing the safety risks and safety hazards within our Nation’s public transportation systems.