Greater Portland METRO honored with Legislative Sentiment

Posted: May 15, 2017 | Senator Chipman, Senator Dion

The Maine Legislature honored the Greater Portland Transit District METRO for providing 50 years of service to the community. In 2016, its 50th year of service, METRO had its highest year of ridership, providing 1,810,825 rides to residents within the service area.

“Public transportation is a very important service that Maine does not have a lot of options for,” said Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, who led the effort to recognize METRO’s anniversary in the State House. “Metro’s work at providing safe and reliable transportation to the Greater Portland area has benefited so many people and really strengthened the Portland area.”

METRO bus drivers Woody Maclean, Bill Nickerson and Mike LePage attended the Sentiment presentation in the Senate Chamber on May 4.

A Legislative Sentiment is a significant expression by the Legislature in recognition of civic and public achievements.

Sen. Ben Chipman, Woody Maclean, Bill Nickerson, Mike LePage, and Sen. Mark Dion