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 or call 207-774-0351.



MONDAY, August 29, 2011: Because the impacts of Irene likely won't be known until the storm has passed and the railroad has been inspected and cleared to resume train operations, a limited bus schedule has been put into place to serve Downeaster passengers on Monday morning. 

Bus transportation operating on the schedule of Trains 680, 681, 682 and 683 will be available between these stations only:

· Portland Transportation Center, the Wells Transportation Center and Boston North Station. 

Exeter, NH Train Station and Boston North Station.  
No morning service will be provided to or between the following stations: Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Dover, Durham, Haverhill, Woburn.

We are hopeful that Amtrak Downeaster TRAINS will be able to operate on a full schedule beginning on Monday afternoon.  Trains 684, 685, 686, 687, 688 and 689 are expected to operate as usual serving all stations.   Please visit

Win Four Tickets to the Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Win Four Tickets to the Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway INDY 225 Sunday, August 14, 2011 3:30pm Oval | IZOD IndyCar® Series

“A New Breed of Speed” comes to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 14 for their only New England appearance.

At speeds of 200 mph, some of the most fearless drivers in the world will bring heart-stopping, wheel-to-wheel racing back to New England.

Customers can win $1,000 in free gift cards and save on gas at Irving Circle K in Portland Friday

Irving Oil Takes Savings to the Streets of Maine

Irving Oil is offering even more opportunities to save on gas this summer by taking savings directly to customers through Irving Rewards. Starting this week Irving street teams will be traveling throughout New England offering customers a chance to win thousands of dollars in Irving Gift Cards at select locations as part of the Irving Rewards program.

In Maine, the Irving Rewards street team will be at the Irving Circle K at 393 Commercial Street on Friday July 15th from 11AM – 2PM. Customers that fill up will receive an Irving tote bag that could contain gift cards ranging from $20 to $100. In total, $1,000 in gift cards will be distributed to customers at the Portland location.

Irving Oil launched its new Rewards gas savings program for customers on June 1st.

Win Four Tickets to the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Win Four Tickets to the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway



One (1) winner will receive four (4) tickets to the Lenox 301 on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.

Looking for Volunteer Drivers

Looking for Volunteer Drivers

Looking for Volunteer Drivers
Please Call RTP: 774-2666 ext. 110
Mileage Reimbursed up to $0.41 per mile. 
If you are over 21, have, a safe driving record, and want to make a difference…
Please Call RTP: 774-2666 ext. 110 
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There will be some traffic delays in Portland next week. Caroline Cornish explains why..