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General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Backs Expansion of WMTS Lewiston-Bath Bus Service

April 18, 2023

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Backs Expansion of WMTS Lewiston-Bath Bus Service

Contact: David Hench
Tel: 207 442 4307
April 12, 2023 

BATH, Maine – General Dynamics Bath Iron Works and Western Maine Transportation Services
are working together to expand commuter bus transportation between Lewiston and Bath. A new
bus route beginning April 24 will make it easier and more affordable for residents living in the
Lewiston-Auburn and Lisbon Falls area to travel to and from the shipyard.

BIW is using a portion of a Maine Department of Transportation grant to lower fares for using the
bus. The fare will be $5 each way with discounts for buying tickets a week or a month at a time.
“Many of our employees come from the Lewiston-Auburn area and this bus will be a great option
for them, helping them save money, reduce demand on parking, ease road congestion and have a
positive impact on the environment,” said BIW President Chuck Krugh. “This a good example of
the public-private partnerships needed to tackle the challenges facing workers as well as

The timing of the bus and its pickup and drop off locations are ideal for many first shift shipyard
workers, and it has capacity for members of the general public as well.

The new bus service is in addition to efforts already underway at the shipyard to reduce demand
on transportation networks and parking. BIW currently runs shuttles from remote parking lots,
supports van pools with preferred parking and works with the state’s GO Maine program to
promote shared transportation among shipyard workers. BIW’s support for the new bus route was
made possible in part by a $750,000 grant received in March through the Workforce
Transportation Pilot Program, an effort by Gov. Janet Mills’ to support employers with workforce
transportation solutions

Western Maine Transportation Services has been providing transit options in Androscoggin,
Oxford and Franklin counties for more than 40 years. It provides commuter buses serving
Farmington and Brunswick Link fixed route service as well as offering the Lewiston-Auburn
citylink bus service.

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company that offers a broad portfolio of
products and services in business aviation; ship construction and repair; land combat vehicles,
weapons systems and munitions; and technology products and services. More information about
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works can be found at More information about
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