Unlike everything else you will Read this Week, this isn’t about the Election

Ride the Bus Month is underway in the greater Bangor area. Halloween afternoon blew cloudy and cold into Bangor, but people gathered in Pickering Square nonetheless, to eat, compare costumes, and talk about public transportation. Since I ride the Community Connector bus about 300 times a year, I thought I’d go express my support (and […]

Community Connector Conundrum: The Chicken or the Egg?

Which comes first: extended hours or increased ridership? It’s a chicken-and-egg problem as old as technology: the tension between supply and demand. Extending Bangor’s Community Connector bus hours later into the evening will almost surely increase ridership, but some officials want to see better numbers before approving longer hours. And thus we come around again […]