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*Service changes as of March 23, 2020*

  • GreenLine Connector is suspended through April 3, 2020.  Call WMTS for alternative transit options.
  • GreenLine the first AM run and the last PM run is suspended through April 3, 2020
  • BlueLine pilot is suspended through March 27, 2020.  
  • Lisbon Connection: The first AM run and the last PM run is suspended through April 3, 2020. 
  • Brunswick Explorer: One bus from 8:00 AM – 6:00PM Eastbound on even hours, westbound on odd hours; last bus leaves Sweetser at 5:00 PM through April 3, 2020.
  • Farmington/Wilton/Livermore Falls: Call for reduced Demand Response options.
  • Norway/South Paris/Oxford: Call for reduced Demand Response options
  • Rumford/Mexico/Dixfield:  Call for transit options.
  • Citylink, ADA and dialysis services no changes at this point in time.
  • WMTS offices will have essential office staff only report to work, please leave voice or email messages and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • If you are trying to make connections with Concord Coach please visit their website www.concordcoachlines.com for updated schedule information
  • Please visit the WMTS FB page for service changes due to COVID-19.
  • When riding on any WMTS services please practice social distancing as space allows, cover coughs and sneezes and practice good hand hygiene.
  • Please check to be sure your destination is open to the public before going out.
  • Please check store hours, some stores are closed or are open for a shorter day because of COVID-19.
  • Further bus service suspensions may occur. These will be evaluated every Friday for the upcoming week.

Mountain Explorer and Express will end service at 5:00 PM Monday, March 16, 2020 for the season. We look forward to seeing you in the 2020-2021 season.

Brunswick service reduce to one bus running from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM beginning Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, March 27, 2020. Service level will be reassessed at that time.

WMTS is experiencing higher than usual call volume for our call center. Please be patient, voicemail messages will be returned as quickly as possible.

WMTS Printable Brochures

WMTS Services   GreenLine Commuter   Lisbon Connection  

Farmington~Rangeley   Brunswick Explorer

GreenLine Connection   Mountain Valley Flex Route  

Mountain Express   Sugarloaf Express

If you don’t have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, please click here and download it now.


Mountain Express 7-day Service between Dixfield/Mexico/Rumford and Sunday River

and

Sugarloaf Express 7-day Service between Farmington and Sugarloaf

are on the road!

Click HERE for a printable Mountain Express schedule

Click HERE for a printable Sugarloaf Express schedule

Important Update: As of Monday, January 6, 2020 the Mt.Valley Flex Route will be running on Tuesdays and Thursdays only and only for the AM runs (9:35 AM and 11:45 AM).

GreenLine Connection

Mountain Valley Flex Route UPDATE

As of Monday, November 4th, two new “pilot” bus routes operated by Western Maine Transportation Services (WMTS) have begun serving the River Valley region.

The first is the GreenLine Connection Monday-through Friday route which offers two runs each day between Rumford and Livermore. The route originates at the Rumford Information Center at 8:00 AM, with one additional stop in Rumford, two stops in Mexico, one stop each in Dixfield, Peru and Canton, and arrives at Brettun’s at 8:45 AM providing a connection to the 8:50 AM southbound GreenLine commuter bus. Riders can continue on to Lewiston~Auburn, at no additional cost. The Connection bus then returns to Rumford serving the same stops along the route for northbound riders. The GreenLine Connection afternoon run leaves Rumford at 2:45 PM, and arrives at Brettun’s at 3:35 PM to meet northbound GreenLine riders. The return bus arrives back in Rumford at 4:20 PM.

The second new “pilot” route is the Mountain Valley Flex Route serving Rumford and Mexico Monday through Friday from mid-mornings to early afternoons. The Mountain Valley Flex Route offers scheduled stops at 7 locations, with the ability to go off-route by ¾ mile to provide access for additional riders.

Both routes are in their “pilot” phase to test timing, ridership and other factors through the end of November.

For schedules, fares and  more information, please click one of these links for a downloadable and printable schedule.

GreenLine Connection

Mountain Valley Flex Route

or call 1-800-393-9335 selection 1 during our business hours.

New Fares Effective October 1, 2019

After 10 years without fare increases, we apologize that higher costs of operation resulted in WMTS having to raise fares on services as noted below.

Service Adult Fare Reduced Fare*
Brunswick Explorer** $2.00 / 5:00 all-day not available
Mountain Express $3.00 not available
Demand-Response
0-25 Miles $5.00 $2.50
26-50 Miles $7.50 $3.75
51 Miles and over $10.00 $5.00
Lewiston~Auburn $3.00 not available

*Reduced fares are available for riders who are ages 60 and older, disabled or ages 5-11 with an accompanying adult.

**Multi-ride passes for the Brunswick Explorer are no longer available.

We hope this is not a hardship for anyone and we appreciate your understanding.

If you are unable to afford fares on some services, WMTS may have funding available to assist you. Please speak with a Customer Service team member by calling 1-800-393-9335 selection 1, on non-holiday Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM and selection 2, on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Ride the GreenLine Farmington-L~A commuter bus route!

Printable schedule & fare information is available HERE

WMTS Customer Service is available to respond to inquiries about the new commuter route and other WMTS-operated public transportation at 1-800-393-9335 selection 1, on non-holiday Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM and selection 2, on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Thanks to MaineDOT for its support and assistance in making this new service possible.

2nd Tuesday monthly public bus service for Rangeley, Phillips, Strong and Farmington.

This bus route can be used both north and south, between any of the listed stops or, possibly, other locations along the route. Please click HERE for a printable schedule and fare information.

WESTERN MAINE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IS HIRING

Western Maine Transportation Services, operating public transit buses, from Bethel and Carrabassett Valley to Lewiston-Auburn and Brunswick, is filling positions including:

Full-time, part-time, spare and seasonal CDL drivers with passenger endorsement and Class C drivers… Mechanics & Technicians… Facility & Grounds Maintenance… Schedulers & Dispatchers…

Western Maine Transportation Services offers competitive pay and excellent benefits. For more information: email ttaylor@westernmainetrans.org or call 800-393-9335 ext. 217

Click HERE to download a job application

Employment offers are conditional upon results of background checks and pre-employment screenings when required. Western Maine Transportation Services is an equal opportunity employer.

Regional Public Transportation Forums December 12th, 2018

  • Western Maine Transportation Services held its Regional Public Transportation Forums on December 12th, 2018, at AVCOG in Auburn. Our featured speaker was Community Transportation Association of America Executive Director, Scott Bogren. Please download Scott’s presentation  HERE

WMTS_Transit Feasibility Study_Final Report-UPDATED

The goals of the study were to develop transportation options that:

  • Optimize rural-urban and interregional connections
  • Foster economic development
  • Increase access to employment and education
  • Build on the success of the current services
  • Use appropriate service types/vehicles to match demand
  • Are economically feasible and sustainable

The study was funded by a grant from MaineDOT, and conducted by AECOM, along with LSC Transportation Consultants and Morris Communications.

The study was exhaustive and confirmed what we had learned from information gathered previously through our organization’s work, by AVCOG and others.

The study’s survey results were combined with US Census, US Department of Labor and both US and Maine Departments of Transportation data to create a needs analysis along with conservative ridership and cost projections.

The document can be searched, by pressing [Ctl] + [F] keys simultaneously and entering your desired search word or phrase, i.e., the name of your town. You can also click or tap on any index entry to be taken to the related section of the report.

We welcome comments at info@westernmainetrans.org

Western Maine Transportation Services is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) regional transportation corporation established by statute in 1976. WMTS serves Western Maine with public, wheelchair-accessible, “green” paratransit bus service in and around the more populated regions of its service area. The WMTS Community Rides program in Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin Counties, Livermore and Livermore Falls, are funded by the United Way of Androscoggin County, United Way of Oxford County and United Way of the Tri-Valley Area. The ElderRides program for transportation to medical appointments is funded by Seniors Plus throughout the three counties.

In addition to providing rural flex-route and demand-response bus service, WMTS operates the GreenLine commuter service between Farmington and Lewiston~Auburn, Lisbon Connection bus service for the town of Lisbon and the Lewiston-Auburn citylink bus service for the Lewiston-Auburn Transit Committee. WMTS is the operator of the Brunswick Explorer flex-route service. In cooperation the towns, local condominium associations and businesses, the Maine Department of Transportation, and the Federal Transit Administration, Western Maine Transportation Services, also operates the Bethel/Sunday River Mountain Explorer free shuttle and seasonal Mountain Express commuter buses and Sugarloaf Explorer free shuttle and Sugarloaf Express commuter buses. WMTS is headquartered in Auburn Maine and can be contacted by telephone at 800-393-9335, by e-mail at info@westernmainetrans.org, or by mail at 76 Merrow Road, Auburn, ME 04210.

WMTS employees and volunteers are reviewed by the State of Maine Departments of Health and Human Services, Motor Vehicles, and Bureau of Investigation, and are trained in Children’s Transportation and Child Safety Restraint Systems. Employees are further trained in First Aid/CPR, Bloodborne Pathogens and Driving Dynamics.

WMTS buses and vans are ALWAYS open to the public.