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  • Board of Directors News

    RTP is pleased to announce that Brent McLaughlin was appointed President of the Board of Directors at our December 2017 annual meeting. Congratulations Brent! Derek O’Brien and John Grew have recently joined as new Board members. All have extensive business and community service backgrounds. Fred Frawley, RTP’s outgoing president, will be missed. He served on [...]

  • Part Time Drivers Wanted

    We are looking for great people to join our driving team!

Ride the Lakes Region Explorer

The Lakes Region Explorer provides service along Route 302 between Bridgton and Portland, 5 days a week.  Click here to download and print the schedule.

Bus Stops

ATTENTION: The Lakes Region Explorer no longer stops at Casco-Norm’s O Scale Trains, 41 Roosevelt Trail


  • One-Way Trip: $3
  • Seniors 65+ and Students (with ID): $2
  • Children 5 and Under: Free with paying adult

Free Transfers to Portland and South Portland Buses

Ask the Lakes Region Explorer driver for a free transfer ticket when you board. Give the transfer ticket to the driver when you board the METRO & South Portland City Bus Service (SPBS).

  • Transfers must be used on the same day, on the next available bus going to your destination.
  • If you are transferring from a METRO/SPBS bus to the Lakes Region Explorer, the fare is only $1.50 with a METRO or South Portland City Bus Service transfer ticket.


  • 10-Ride Pass: $25
  • Monthly Pass: $50
  • Single Ride: $3

Passes can be purchased from the bus driver and at the RTP office (127 St. John Street Portland). Cash, check and money order only.

Free Passes

Available to residents of Bridgton, Casco, Naples, Raymond, and Windham with financial need. Click here for contact information on pass partners. Bridgton Community Center is a new pass partner.


Free parking is available to bus riders at the following stops: Naples, Raymond, Windham & Westbrook.

Be On Time to Board

In order to help us stay on schedule, we encourage all riders to make sure they are at their stop 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time. This will help ensure that you do not miss your ride and help us to board at each stop in a timely manner.

ADA Accessibility

The bus is accessible. It is equipped with a passenger lift that can be used by persons with wheelchairs, walkers or persons with disabilities, that may require on-boarding assistance. Space is provided on each bus for two persons in wheelchairs.

Bike Racks on Bus

The Lakes Region Bus has a bike rack that can accommodate two bikes. Click here to see a video on how to load your bike on the bus.

No Holiday Service

The Lakes Region Explorer does not run on the following holidays: New Year’s Eve, New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Patriots Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving & the Friday after, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.

Weather Cancellations

RTP provides safe service during typical Maine weather conditions, but if the weather is severe, change in service will be posted on our Facebook page, WCSH6.com & 13 or you can call 774-2666

Questions and Comments

We value your feedback! Please contact Belinda Hutchinson at bhutchinson@rtprides.org