Rural Public Transportation in Maine–New Report

Great Need for Public Transportation in Rural Areas

Access to critical services, such as jobs, education, healthcare, and shopping, is essential for the livability of any community. For those living in rural communities, these services are often farther away, requiring access to a vehicle or public transit. In Maine, the oldest and most rural state, preparing to meet this need is fundamental for our communities. Public transportation provides access to essential services for individuals and households with limited access to a private vehicle. This report by Jonathan Rubin and Erin Brown of the of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center reviews how other states with similar demographics, population disbursements, and climates are addressing their transit challenges, access, and equity.

Click for full report: Rural Public Transportation in Maine: Review of the State Best Practices