Casco Bay Island Transit District announced today that service will be increased beginning on Saturday, June 27, 2020.
This latest change returns service to CBITD’s regular winter schedule, which was in place before service was initially reduced in March as a result of COVID-19. The health and safety of our passengers and employees has remained our priority throughout the ongoing pandemic. Therefore, some slight modifications have been made to allow CBITD to continue to separate crews and to minimize the likelihood of a suspension of all service.
The schedule can be viewed here. It has also been posted on the vessels, and is available in the terminal.
With this change, the number of daily trips, including car ferry service, will nearly double. Additionally, while peak-season rates were scheduled to go into effect on April 18, CBITD postponed this rate increase. With the return to regular service, the rate increase is now scheduled to take effect on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Tickets are valid for 60 days after purchase.
Please be aware that CBITD operations continue to be modified due to COVID-19. We recommend reviewing these operational updates on our website before visiting our terminal or traveling on our vessels. In accordance with the provisions in the Governor’s statewide “Stay Safer at Home” Executive Order 49, which were extended in “An Order to Further Implement the Restarting Plan” (Executive Order 55), CBITD continues to require that all persons wear cloth face coverings at all times when present at our facilities or onboard our vessels. We also ask that customers continue to maintain at least six feet of physical distance from others whenever possible including while boarding, debarking, retrieving freight at the docks and while underway on the vessel.
As the state progresses through its reopening plan, we recognize that CBITD must also take thoughtful, gradual steps to provide service for those traveling for purposes permitted under the Governor’s orders. Our entire team is deeply dedicated to doing so safely on behalf of the island communities we serve which depend on us for access to the mainland.
More information about operations during COVID-19 can be found here on our website. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to moc.s1656923264enily1656923264abocs1656923264ac@tn1656923264emmoc1656923264 with any questions or feedback.