Transportation Planning in the Greater Bangor Urbanized Area


Transportation Improvement Plan Amendment

The Bangor Area Comprehensive Transportation System (BACTS) is responsible for carrying out much of the transportation planning in the greater Bangor urbanized area. BACTS produces a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that lists all transportation projects where federal transportation funding will be expended. BACTS is seeking public comments to amend the FY 2016-2019 TIP to add or change the projects in the attached document. Comments shall be made in writing and received on or before 4:00 p.m., May 13, 2016. Any comments will then be presented to the BACTS Policy Committee for their consideration. Any questions or written comments should be directed to: Rob Kenerson, BACTS, 12 Acme Road, Suite 104, Brewer, ME 04412 or

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BACTS Area Bicycle Map

This map attempts to depict the comfort level for various levels of bicyclists on major roads in the BACTS area.

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BACTS Long Range Plan

The BACTS Long Range Transportation Plan has been updated and approved.

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Free Community Connector App

Free Community Connector App Available

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    BACTS is the Bangor Area Comprehensive Transportation System. It is the organization designated by federal and Maine state government to carry out transportation planning in the Greater Bangor urbanized area. 

    What is the area covered?
    The BACTS area includes
    Bangor, Brewer,Veazie, and major portions of Hampden, Orono,  Old Town, Milford, Bradley,Eddington, Orrington and Penobscot Indian Nation. (see map)

    What does BACTS do?
    BACTS evaluates and approves proposed transportation improvement projects and facilitates communication between its member communities and state and federal transportation agencies. It provides opportunities for public participation in transportation planning, and funding decisions. It also sponsors and conducts studies to assist in the transportation planning process. 
    Who Runs BACTS?
    BACTS is governed by a policy committee and a technical committee. The members of these committees are drawn from municipal officials (both elected and appointed) of the member cities and towns, a member from Maine Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration and Federal Highway Administration.   In addition there are non-voting members on the policy committee representing the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, and the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Transportation Subcommittee. There is a staff of four; a director, a transportation planner, a technician and an office manager, with offices at 12 Acme Road in Brewer.