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Posted 11/23/10
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Town of Falmouth, Maine
271 Falmouth Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
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Falmouth Flyer METRO No. 7
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Contact:
Greater Portland Transit District - METRO
Address:
114 Valley Street
Portland, ME 04102
Phone:
207-774-0351
Fax:
207-774-6241
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METRO Route #7 provides hourly service, Monday – Saturday, from downtown Portland, via Washington Avenue and Veranda Street, to Falmouth locations, including Martin’s Point Healthcare, shops along Route 1 Falmouth, Maine Audubon Society, Foreside Common, Foreside Estates, The Shops at Falmouth Village, Wal-Mart, Regal Cinemas, Shaw’s, Goodwill, OceanView, Town Landing Market and Foreside Harbor.

Several businesses in Falmouth, serviced by METRO Route #7, participate in METRO’s Bus & Buy promotion. Bus riders pay regular fare, ask for a transfer, then visit participating businesses for a Bus & Buy stamp for a free ride home. Current participating businesses in Falmouth include:

Shaw’s Supermarket – Shaw’s Plaza
Goodwill – Shaw’s Plaza
Foreside Antiques - 48 US Route 1, Falmouth
Waldo's - 178 US Route 1, Falmouth
UPS - 190 US Route 1, Falmouth
Galeyrie - 190 US Route 1, Falmouth
Forget Me Nots - 190 US Route 1, Falmouth
Leavitt & Sons - 37 Depot Road, Falmouth
Lamey Wellahan - 251 US Route 1, Falmouth
Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 202 US Route 1, Suite 100
TrueNorth Health Care Center, 202 US Route 1
Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd.

Falmouth Schools also participate in METRO’s Student Discount Ticket to Ride program, which provides discounts for student in grades K-12 throughout the school year. METRO Student Fare Cards are available at Falmouth High School.

For information on fares, map, schedules and special promotions, visit www.gpmetrobus.com or call 774-0351. Updates available on FaceBook at METRO (Greater Portland Transit District).

METRO, with bus ridership averaging 1.4 million annually, is Maine’s largest public transportation carrier, providing bus service to Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth and the Maine Mall area of South Portland.


“Ride the Bus—It’s for Us!”
The Falmouth Flyer Bus (Portland Metro # 7) runs between Falmouth and Portland on Rt. 1. All Falmouth residents have access to this safe, convenient transportation choice for commuting and excursions to Portland, as well as for travel between the Foreside loop and shopping in central Falmouth along Rt 1.  

Falmouth Flyer riders save money, ride safely (a bus trip is 79% safer than a car trip), enjoy beautiful views of the town and easy access to local businesses, improve the quality of Falmouth’s air and environment, and enjoy the freedom of transportation choices. Transfer at Metro Pulse, on Elm St. just opposite the newly renovated Portland Library, to connect to the Portland area and the world.  

This page provides links, basic schedule and fare information, and some ideas to help residents get started riding the Falmouth Flyer.   No matter where you live in Falmouth, you can use the Falmouth Flyer to get around Falmouth and into Portland.  



WHO SHOULD RIDE

Falmouth citizens of all kinds can benefit by riding the Falmouth Flyer.

Commuters
enjoy the convenience—save money—quiet time on the bus to work or read—start your day relaxed—GoMaine.org provides free taxi or van home If needed

Families with kids
Share quality time together—79% safer than driving—no carseat or parking hassles—teach kids to be green—kids love riding the bus—kids under 5 free

Middle school and high school kids
Enjoy the independence—explore the Old Port, beach, and Portland—it’s cool to be green—youth pass $20 all summer for kids 18 and under

Seniors
Half price fare—Enjoy excursions to Portland and beyond—friendly drivers—convenient to all Falmouth errands—stops at Maine Medical Center on demand

Car-Owners
Save gas money—enjoy the view—relax—increase your transportation choices—explore with family and friends— unlimited monthly pass $40

Bike Riders
Go anywhere with your bike— bikeracks at Shaws parking lot—easy-to-use racks on front of every Flyer bus—

People who Love Falmouth
Support local businesses— enjoy riding with your neighbors—explore walkable Central Falmouth/Rt 1——keep Falmouth clean and green!

Give the Flyer a Try—it’s time! See you on the bus!


HOW TO RIDE

Have you been waiting to try the Flyer? Now’s a great time! Here are some ideas for bringing this safe, clean, convenient Falmouth transportation choice into your schedule:

 Click here if you live in the Foreside and want to start using the Flyer for trips to Portland and Central Falmouth/Rt 1.
Click here if you live anywhere in Falmouth and want to use Park ‘N Ride (or Bike ‘N Ride) to enjoy proximity to Portland
Click here if you live anywhere in Falmouth and want to use the Flyer for enhancing your shopping and errands in the Central Falmouth/Rt 1 area, exploring local businesses, and enjoying the walkable character of Central Falmouth.


First time riders, remember that, unless you have a bus pass, you will need exact change (bills or coins).  Other useful things to bring: a watch so you will catch the return bus, and a tote bag if you are planning errands and shopping.  The Flyer stops at numerous stops along Rt 1 and Rt 88 (marked with yellow-and-red signs) whenever someone wants to get on or off there, but only the stops named on the schedule are regular “time points.” You will find the driver is happy to help you with estimating the time of your return bus or choosing the closest yellow-and-red stop to your destination.  There are also some stops such as Maine Medical Center on Bucknam Rd. that are “on demand,” meaning the driver doesn’t normally go there but will do so at a rider’s request. To be picked up at an “on demand” stop, you may arrange with the driver on board, or phone Metro at 774-0351.
               
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Thanks for your interest in the Falmouth Flyer for your transportation needs. See you on the Flyer!






 

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