There are several ways METRO riders can receive a FREE ride home!
→ Bus & Buy
See the list below of participating stores and businesses.
NEW - Westbrook Community Center -- added in January 2011
NEW Falmouth Locations -- added in 2010
→ Park & Shop
METRO accepts Park & Shop stickers from downtown merchants for a FREE ride home!
→ Ride the Bus, Borrow A Book - June through August 2011
Children and Teens, 18 and younger, can ride the bus, borrow a book and ask for a ticket
for a FREE ride home.
Particpating libaries: Portland Public Library (Congress St), South Portland
Public Library (Broadway), Wesbrook Library (Walker Memorial Library, Main St.,
Westbrook) and Falmouth Memorial Library (Lunt Rd.)
→ Free Ride Home Guarantee
GO Maine offers a Free Ride Home Guarantee for commuters.
METRO Bus & Buy
Retailers, reward customers with a free ride home on METRO Bus.
It’s easy. Bus riders pay regular fare, ask for a transfer, then visit participating business for Bus & Buy stamp and get a Free Ride Home! Businesses that participate in the METRO Bus & Buy program generate store traffic and retain repeat customers.
For information on how your business can participate, click here to download form.
Call 774-0351 or contact for more info.
METRO Customers: The following businesses participate in the METRO Bus & Buy Program. For a free ride home, just ask for transfer on your way to these businesses. Ask for a Bus & Buy stamp when you shop and get a Free Ride Home!
A minimum purchase may be required at some locations.
Annie's Book Stop - Forest Avenue (near Hannaford Supermarket)
Artist & Craftmans Supply - 540 Deering., Portland
Hannaford Supermarkets - on METRO routes only
Shaw's Supermarkets - on METRO routes only
Goodwill Retail Stores - Falmouth and Portland (Forest Avenue)
Harbor Fish Market - 9 Custom Wharf, Portland
Maine Aububon - Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth (Route #7)
Westbrook Community Center (beginning February 2011)
Visit these new locations in Falmouth:
(thanks to the efforts of the Friends of the Falmouth Flyer and support of Falmouth businesses!):
Foreside Antiques - 48 US Route 1, Falmouth
Waldo's - 178 US Route 1, Falmouth (min purchase required)
UPS - 190 US Route 1, Falmouth
Galeyrie - 190 US Route 1, Falmouth
Forget Me Nots - 190 US Route 1, Falmouth
Stonyfield Cafe - 240 US Route 1, Falmouth (min. purchase required)
Leavitt & Sons - 37 Depot Road, Falmouth
Lamey Wellahan - 251 US Route 1, Falmouth
Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 202 US Route 1, Suite 100, Falmouth
True North Health Center, 202 US Route #1, Falmouth
Some businesses may require a minimum purchase.
Park & Shop
METRO is part of the PDD (Portland Downtown District) Park & Shop Program
For a free ride home on METRO, ask the bus operator for a transfer, visit a participating downtown merchant, ask for a Park & Shop stamp for the back of your transfer and enjoy a FREE ride home.
(Some stores may require a minimum purchase.)
Emergency Ride Home Guarantee
Do you know about the Emergency Ride Home Guarantee?
Available FREE for commuters. For more information and to register: www.gomaine.org/emergency
This special benefit if for unforeseen work emergencies only, and it available to registered GO Maine commuters who use transit, carpools, vanpools or bicycle to get to work a minimum of two days per week. Use is limited to twice in any month or eight times per calendar year.