AUGUSTA – Representative Stephen Stanley of Medway has a 3-million dollar bond package aiming to increase the number of public buses around the Bangor area.
Stanley says he travels about 60 to 70 miles from the Millinocket area to get to Bangor, which he says can add up. And while Bangor’s population is around 32,000, the Queen City has about 36,000 jobs, which means many folks commute to work everyday.
“What I’m looking at is seeing what we can do as a state to bring, instead of having jobs to an area, bringing people to the jobs that we know we have.” Rep. Stephen Stanley, Medway
Stanley praises Bangor’s BAT system and says he’d like to use the bond money to establish a similar transportation system. From here the bond package will go to a work session.