AND THE WINNER IS......
Congratulations to the Chebeague Island Library - the winner of the free non-profit cruise for 2014. Thanks to all the other organizations that entered the contest, better luck next year!
We have begun processing credit cards on the ferry! We will start processing at Route One in May. Effective 5/1/2014 summer fares will be effective. There will be a pricing increase for most ferry categories. However, customers who purchase tickets with cash or checks will receive a cash discount which will offset the pricing increase. In other words, if you pay by cash or check, you will not see a pricing increase other than the normal summer rate increase.
Our barge will begin operation on April 15th. We will have a few days of maintenance on the Dovekie that will begin May 7th. During that period, the barge will not be operating.
Want to see what the weather is like on the Islander? Check out this site anytime and it will give you lots of information, including wind gust strength.
As of 11:45AM, CTC plans to run all scheduled ferry and bus trips today. If weather conditions force cancellations of trips, we will post an update on this site, our Facebook page, and send an email/text to everyone who has signed up for our cancellation notification. You can sign up for email or text notifications on the Trip Cancellation page of this website.
Island nonprofit organizations that would like to have a free 2 hour cruise on the Piper need to submit their entry by 3/31. Review our March newsletter on this page for more details.
The school has scheduled a special ferry boat on Thursday March 20th leaving Cousins at 10:30PM for transportation home from opening night for a Greely HS drama production featuring two Chebeague students. Any passenger is welcome to travel on the trip. Those not attending the event will be subject to normal ferry fees. The ferry will leave Chebeague at 10:15PM.
It is snowing again and clearing the Cousins Lot is a significant problem. If possible, Cousins customers are asked to move to Route One for a few days so we can try to clear as many spots as possible. Thank you!
2/14/2014 update 7:15AM
The bus will begin operating for the 8:00/8:15am ferry.
Bus service for the first trip (6:40/7:00am boat) is cancelled. We will evaluate conditions for future trips and post cancellations, if any, as soon as possible. Ferry will operate on schedule.
The last ferry today will be the 6:30PM from Cousins Island. The last bus service will be the 5:00PM transporting customers from Cousins to Route One parking lot.
Current weather predictions are for high gusting wind and heavy snow tomorrow (2/13). If this prediction is accurate, CTC will likely cancel all trips after the 6:30PM ferry tomorrow night. (The 8PM and 9:15PM would be cancelled).
Final determination will be made tomorrow afternoon.
The CTC Board Meeting scheduled for February 20th has been cancelled. The next Board Meeting will be at 7PM on March 20th at the Public Safety Building. As always, the public is welcome!
The February 2014 newsletter is posted on this page. If you would like to get a copy emailed to you every month, sign up at the right. Results of the 2013 Customer Survey are also posted on this page.
CTC commuters are invited to a meeting at the Public Safety Building on Sunday, February 2nd at 4pm to discuss our planned conversion to a point of sale (POS) system where we can accept credit cards and offer some other enhancements. We will also discuss possible changes in commuter passes and fees.
Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing Carol at email@example.com