Today we’re thrilled to announce our latest launch: a free mobile guide for the Community Connector bus system here in Bangor, Maine. It’s available today for Android and iPhone.
A couple of months ago, our friend Jennifer Hooper came to us with an idea for a mobile app to act as a guide for the Community Connector buses. We thought it was a great opportunity to help the community and add to a techy option alongside the paper rider’s guides that are available on the buses.
The first version includes complete schedule information for all the Community Connector routes. It also gives you the option to see the closest stops to your current location. We’ll be releasing updates and adding more features in the coming months.
If you spend any time along Bangor’s major routes, there’s a good chance you’ll see one of the red buses. Bangor’s bus system – known as “the BAT” to many – covers over a hundred miles of roadway in Bangor, Brewer, Hampden, Veazie, Orono, and Old Town, and provided almost 900,000 rides for area residents in 2010. Starting on Monday, April 2, the system is adding a new Odlin Road route.
I remember seeing the buses drive by while I was growing up in Hampden (they were just called “The Bus” back then), and I feel really fortunate that we have such a great and growing bus system right here in Bangor. If you’ve never used the Community Connector, give it a try! We hope the app will show more people around Bangor that the bus can be smart, convenient, and easy, all while saving money on gas.
Download the app and tell us what you think. Head to communityconnector.sephone.com or scan the QR code below with your phone to download it for free!