Please Note: Masks MUST be worn on the bus until further notice.
10-19-2021 Update: Due to construction on Commercial Street, the Bath City Bus north loop has been altered. On its return to City Hall, the bus will no longer turn down Summer Street (by the Patten Free Library) and connect with Commercial Street. Instead, the bus will continue down Washington Street and connect with Centre Street before returning to City Hall.
The Bath City Bus is operated by the City of Bath. It provides transportation to anyone within Bath, from and to places where you live, work, and shop! This information is available in alternative formats, upon request.
The City Bus runs Monday-Friday from 8am to 5:30pm. There are two service regions in town: the north loop, serving areas north of Route 1 and the south loop, serving areas south of Route 1.
The bus will make pick-ups anywhere along its travel path on the north and south loops, but since this is a flex service, to be guaranteed that the bus will pick you up go to one of the check-points shown on the service maps. To request to be picked up, please call 207-443-8363 (TTY users call 711, Maine Relay). To be dropped off, please let the driver know the location where you want to get off when you board the bus. This service is available to everyone at no extra charge.
Each ride on the regular service is $1. If you’re a frequent rider, you can purchase 12 rides for $10. Frequent rider cards are available from your bus driver or at the Planning Department in City Hall (3rd floor). For more information, call 207-443-8363 (TTY users call 711, Maine Relay).
In addition to our flex service, we provide two special services:
Mid Coast Hospital Service: Service is provided to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick twice daily, when requested in advance. An appointment is required and must be made 24 hours in advance. Morning service is provided from City Hall, leaving at 9:30am and returning at 10:00am; afternoon service is provided from City Hall, leaving at 1:30pm and returning at 2:00pm. Each direction costs $2. Call 207-443-8363 (TTY users call 711, Maine Relay) to schedule an appointment.
Bath Iron Works Employee Shuttle Service: Busses pick you up at your home, take you to work, and return you in the afternoon—all for $1 each way! Call 207-443-8363 (TTY users call 711, Maine Relay) to get on the route.
Service is not provided on weekends, City Holidays, or when weather does not permit operation.
|New Year's||Labor Day|
|Martin Luther King||Columbus Day|
|Presidents Day||Veteran's Day|
|Patriots Dat||Thanksgiving Day|
|Memorial Day||Day After Thanksgiving|
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
For holidays occurring on a Saturday, the previous Friday will constitute a holiday; holidays occurring on Sunday, the following Monday will be considered the holiday.
If weather requires the system not to operate, it will be posted on the home page of the City of Bath website.
Our bus service and drivers cannot assist passengers with the movement of goods, groceries, or other luggage on and off the bus. If you go shopping, please make sure that you purchase only what you can carry in one trip, by yourself.
The City Bus is open to everyone and is fully accessible! All of our vehicles are equipped with wheelchair lifts (600lb maximum, for rider and mobility device). Our flex service is available to all riders, with or without an ambulatory condition. If you require special assistance, please let our staff know as soon as possible—either when scheduling an appointment or when boarding the bus.
Operation & Sources of Funding
The City Bus is a flex route transit service funded by a combination of municipal, state, and federal funds. We are a 5311 Rural Transit Provider.
Non-Discrimination & Civil Rights Complaints
The City of Bath and the City Bus are committed to ensuring that no individual or organization is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of their programs, activities or services, or subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or gender, pregnancy, national origin, ethnicity, age, marital status, veteran status, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. The City of Bath City Bus' Title VI Plan can be accessed here.
Individuals or organizations who believe they have been denied the benefits of, excluded from participation in, or subject to discrimination on the grounds of race, color or national origin may submit a complaint to the U.S. Department of Transportation via the Federal Transit Administration's Office of Civil Rights.
Mail: Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator
East Building, 5th Floor - TCR1200
New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC 20590
Suggestions, Complaints & Compliments
If you have a suggestion, complaint, or compliment about the routes, operations, or operators of the City Bus Service, or believe you are subject to unfair competition, please direct your information to:
Michael Peabody, Director of Facilities
City of Bath
55 Front Street
Bath, ME 04530
TTY: 711 Maine Relay
A formal complaint form for discrimination concerns can be accessed Here.
Once a suggestion or complaint is filed, City Bus staff will investigate your complaint and follow-up with you within one business week.
*ADA regulations define "service animal" as any animal individually trained to work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability, including but not limited to guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals with impaired hearing to intruders or sounds, providing minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items. It is discriminatory to require a person with a disability to certify or register a service animal.