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Press Release - Lewiston-Auburn Transit Committee is Seeking Two New Members

Friday, November 30, 2012 3:55 PM

PRESS RELEASE

November 29, 2012

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CONTACT:
Dottie Perham-Whittier
Community Relations Coordinator
City of Lewiston                                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

513-3000, X3205
TTY/TDD:  513-3007
www.lewistonmaine.gov

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LEWISTON:  The Lewiston-Auburn Transit Committee (LATC)—a quasi-municipal agency providing the local public bus system, citylink—is seeking two new representatives, one from the City of Lewiston and one from the City of Auburn.  Interested individuals need not be versed in the operations of the bus system but have an interest in public transit and be available for daytime meetings.  LATC meets on the second Thursday of each month from 12:00 noon – 2:30 p.m., and members serve a three-year term.

LATC was established in 1976 by an interlocal agreement between the City of Lewiston and City of Auburn and is staffed by the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG). LATC contracts with the Western Maine Transportation System for operation and maintenance of the public transportation system. In addition, LATC provides buses, radios, fare boxes, bus stop signs, and shelters, as well as oversees system marketing, setting fares, planning and scheduling, and most other policy matters. 

LATC is very proud of its recently expanded Saturday public transit hours, which commenced in October 2012, and is enthusiastic about plans being developed to build a transportation center/bus terminal in Auburn.  Ridership on citylink has increased 25% over the last year.

Individuals interested in serving on the Lewiston-Auburn A Transit Committee may obtain/complete a Board & Committee Application located at www.lewistonmaine.gov/serviceapp  and www.auburnmaine.gov/Pages/Residents/Volunteer. Completed forms must be sent to the Lewiston City Clerk’s Office, 27 Pine Street (Lewiston residents) or the Auburn City Clerk’s Office, 60 Court Street (Auburn residents).

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