Transportation

METRO Service UPDATE: Presidents’ Day – 2012

 

Greater Portland Transit District, METRO, will operate a Saturday service schedule for all routes on Presidents’ Day —Monday, February 20, 2012. The METRO office, located at 114 Valley Street will be closed.

METRO does not operate on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Buses run on a Saturday service schedule on Presidents’ Day, Patriot’s Day and Columbus Day.

METRO, with bus ridership averaging 1.4 million annually, is Maine’s largest public transportation carrier, providing bus service to Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth and the Maine Mall area of South Portland.

South Portland Overpass Removal

Crews will be removing the Route 1 overpass in the vicinity of Lincoln Street in South Portland starting on January 10th at 8:30 a.m. through 6 a.m. on January 12th. Traffic will be detoured from Route 1 (Main Street) utilizing Lincoln Street and Main Street.  The detour will be in effect for 45.5 continuous hours with local police and flaggers helping to guide traffic through the detour. 

Residents and businesses in the area will experience the normal construction noise of trucks and equipment through the day and night, but a hydraulic hammer used to remove the concrete deck will not be allowed to operate between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.

This work is being performed by Shaw Brothers Construction, Inc. of Gorham. 

 

Traffic Advisory - Veterans Memorial Bridge will be closed 7pm – 6am November 16.

Traffic Advisory - Veterans Memorial Bridge will be closed 7pm – 6am November 16.

Due to construction of the new Veterans Memorial Bridge which began in July 2010, the existing Veterans Memorial Bridge which connects Portland’s West End to South Portland over the Fore River will be closed at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov 16 and reopen the next morning at 6:00 a.m.

During this overnight bridge closure, construction crews will conclude the installation of an underground communication conduit which crosses over existing travel lanes of the Veterans Memorial Bridge. 

There will be detour signs and message boards for the best alternate routes.

METRO Service Holiday UPDATE: Columbus Day

Greater Portland Transit District, METRO, will operate a Saturday service schedule for all routes on Columbus Day—Monday, October 10, 2011. The METRO office, at 114 Valley Street in Portland, will be closed for the day.

METRO does not operate on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Buses run on a Saturday service schedule on President’s Day, Patriot’s Day and Columbus Day.

METRO, with bus ridership averaging 1.4 million annually, is Maine’s largest public transportation carrier, providing bus service to Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth and the Maine Mall area of South Portland.

Win Four Tickets to the Sylvania 300 @ the New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Win Four Tickets to the Sylvania 300 @ the New Hampshire Motor Speedway
SYLVANIA 300 Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:00pm Oval - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

 

The cars and stars of NASCAR race their way back to New England for the SYLVANIA 300 and the second race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on Sunday, September 25. As part of NASCAR’s 10-race playoffs, this 300-lap event is sure to be pivotal in deciding the series champion.

METRO BUS Holiday Service UPDATE: September 5, 2011

Greater Portland Transit District, METRO, will not provide bus service on Labor Day – Monday, September 5, 2011. The METRO office, located at 114 Valley Street, Portland, will also be closed.

METRO does not operate on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Buses run on a Saturday service schedule on President’s Day, Patriot’s Day and Columbus Day.

METRO, with bus ridership averaging 1.4 million annually, is Maine’s largest public transportation carrier, providing bus service to Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth and the Maine Mall area of South Portland.

For information, visit www.gpmetrobus.com or call 207-774-0351.