USM Public Safety

Summer Bus Change and Other Options

NOTICE:  Summer shuttle transportation between Portland and Gorham campuses will end with the last trip, Friday June 27th.

This was a difficult decision but we could not balance the high cost of the service with the low level of use.  Each week we have seen a drop in the number of riders, with last week’s total ridership being approximately 50% of what is wanted for a single day.  Because of this and USM's well-known fiscal situation, we cannot continue this costly summer service while we are looking for ways to reduce expenses.  Regular bus service will return for the 2014 Fall Semester.

However, to accommodate those students, staff, and faculty who need to travel between campuses regularly this summer, the USM Office of Sustainability has created a Google-based USM Summer RideShare Program. Just fill out the quick form and check the responses to match yourself with other riders and ride providers. Use your MaineStreetID@maine.edu address to log in to the form.

 Visit the form here: http://bit.ly/USMRideShare

 If you are either in need of a ride or willing to offer one be sure to fill out the simple form! Save the link and check back frequently as more folks will have completed it after you. This form is open only to USMers so your contact information will be safe.