"City" piece on the Greater Portland Metro public transportation system, which s
"City" piece on the Greater Portland Metro public transportation system, which spent $24,860 on advertising and marketing in 1997. But ridership, at 1,163,130 fares, actually declined half a percent (6,472) from the previous year. In 1998, Portland paid $1.9 million and Westbrook paid $284,000 to keep the buses running. This spring, Metro will launch a $1 million, federally funded pilot project to improve service on Forest Avenue, doubling the frequency of service from every 30 minutes to every quarter hour. Portland city councilor Jim Cloutier, who chairs the Brighton Avenue task force, which is studying urban sprawl and commuter traffic problems along city arterials, said public buses will be part of the solution.
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Pacillo, Connie, ""City" piece on the Greater Portland Metro public transportation system, which s" (1999). Maine News Index – Casco Bay Weekly. 2636.