1/28/2022 The National Weather Service has issued a Storm Warning for Casco Bay and a Blizzard Warning for the region beginning early Saturday morning (1/29) and extending through early Sunday morning. Ferry cancellations are possible, and it is very likely that bus service will be suspended all day on Saturday. We regret any inconvenience, but the safety of our passengers and crew are our priority. Any cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page as well as sent to those who subscribe to receive our notifications.
1/21/2022 Due to yesterday's internet outage, the CTC Board of Director's meeting was postponed. It will be held Monday, January 25 via Zoom. Click here to see the agenda and for login info. 1/18/2022 January's meeting of the CTC Board of Directors will be held via zoom due to precautions around the Covid-19 pandemic. Click here to see the agenda and for the login info.
1/17/2022 The 10/10:15am and 12/12:15pm ferry trips are canceled today due to high winds. Other cancellations remain possible, and we will continue to evaluate throughout the day. UPDATE Service will resume at 1:45. We anticipate running all trips as scheduled.
1/16/2022 The National Weather Service has issued a storm warning for Casco Bay and is forecasting wind gusts over 55 knots for tomorrow, with the strongest winds being forecasted for mid-day. Ferry service interruptions are possible. We regret any inconvenience, but the safety of our passengers and crew are our priority. Any cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page as well as sent to those who subscribe to receive our notifications.
1/7/2021 Our bus service has been canceled today through the 1:45pm/2:15pm trips. We're hopeful that service can resume for the 3:30pm/4pm trips, but more cancelations remain possible.
12/22/21 The CTC Office will be closed on Friday, December 24th.
12/6/21 The December meeting of the CTC Board of Directors has been moved to December 9th at 6pm. The meeting will be held at the CTC office. Masks are required to be worn for all who attends.
10/25/21 CTC is implementing a winter schedule effective November 15th. Click here for the announcement. 7/7/21 Click here for an updated FAQ from CTC 6/30/21 The Fourth of July is almost here! This typically is our busiest time of the year. Click here for some tips/reminders from CTC if you are travelling with us this weekend. 6/29/21 July's newsletter, along with July and August crew assistance schedules, is posted on this page
6/15/21 CTC's June meeting of the Board of Directors has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 24'th at 7pm at the Chebeague Recreation Center in the craft room. The public is welcome. In accordance with Rec Center policies, people who have not been fully vaccinated must wear a mask.
6/14/21 Click here for an update on changes to mask policies, ticketing reminders and news on parking. 6/4/21 Click here for an update on schedule changes 5/7/21 Click here for a notice updating expanded capacity on our busses 4/26/21 CTC is restructuring some of our boat fares. These changes will be effective June 1. Click here for more info. 4/20/21 CTC to Begin Running Trips from Chandler’s Cove during Extended Low Tide Cancellations. Click here for the notice. 3/25/21 Click here for a notice updating our expanded capacity and schedule for our bus and ferry service
3/24/21 The April newsletter and April and May Crew Assistance/Trip Cancelations are now posted on this page.
2/23/21 The March newsletter and March and April Crew Assistance/Trip Cancelations are now posted on this page.
2/16/21 Bus service has been suspended at least through the noon trip today due to freezing rain and unsafe road conditions.
2/15/21 Due to predicted heavy snow/freezing rain, bus service cancellations are likely tomorrow(2/16/21). An update will be posted in the morning morning.
2/4/21 Reminder from CTC - 2021 parking stickers must be put on immediately. Beginning February 15, vehicles without 2021 stickers will be subject to ticketing, daily parking charges or towing at the owner's expense. CTC recognizes that some people are not travelling to the mainland frequently and can help get 2021 stickers put on cars. Please call our office at 846-3700 to ask for help getting your sticker on. Also, the Commuter Area on Cousins Island is for people who applied for and received a Commuter Sticker only. If you do not have a Commuter Sticker, please do not park in the designated commuter spots.
1/26/21 CTC is expanding service on Sundays. Starting Sunday, January 31, CTC will run trips departing Chebeague at 6pm and departing Cousins Island at 6:15pm. These trips will have bus service to and from our Route One Satellite lot.
1/22/21 The Independence will undergo her annual safety inspection on Monday, January 25'th. We don't anticipate any service interruptions, but there is a possibility the 10am/10:15am trip may be delayed.
1/14/21 CTC has sent a letter to the Army Corps of' Engineers advocating for the Town's upcoming dredging project to be completed as soon as possible. Click here to read the letter. 1/11/21 Please click here for a notice regarding upcoming trip cancellations due to extreme low tides. 12/23/20 Strong southerly winds are forecast for Christmas Eve, beginning in the afternoon and continuing on through Christmas morning. It is possible CTC will have to cancel ferry trips. Please remember, you can sign up for our notices, which include notices of cancellation, on our cancellations page here. An update will be provided tomorrow morning.
12/21/20 The January news letter and January and February Crew Assistance/Trip Cancelations are now posted on this page.
11/30/20 The December news letter and December and January Crew Assistance/Trip Cancellation schedules are now posted on this page.
1/23/20 With the holidays approaching and people considering travelling, CTC would like to remind our passengers of the ongoing effects of Covid-19 on our service. Please click here for our latest update.
Please click here for a notice regarding upcoming trip cancellations due to extreme low tides.
The November newsletter and November and December Crew Assistance/Trip Cancellation schedules are now posted on this page.
For details regarding the Maine Economic Recovery Grant CTC has been approved to receive, please click here.
Please see a notice announcing 8:15 water taxi service from Cousin's Island to the Stone Pier here. The notice also includes detailed instruction on how to use this service.
To view a letter from CTC updating the community on the board's review of possible schedule changes and their effects on staffing and finance please click here.
The October newsletter and October and November crew assistance schedules are now posted on this page.
After receiving feedback from a few island residents, the CTC board has directed management to review possible schedule changes and their effects on staffing and finances during these challenging times.
The review will be completed as soon as possible.
The September CTC Board meeting will be on 9/17 at 7 PM.
To join the meeting on Zoom.us, use meeting ID 83795662325
On 8/25 at 4 PM, Board President John Rent and Clerk of the Corporation Lew Holman oversaw the count of votes for the 2020 CTC Annual Members’ Meeting. Results were as follows:
1. Approve minutes of the 2019 Annual Members’ Meeting: Yes-87, No-1
2. Approve Treasurer’s Report of 2019 financial results: Yes-83, No-1
3. Election of Directors
John Rent – 106 votes Geoff Summa – 104 votes
4. Election of Clerk
Lew Holman – 105 votes
There were no write-in candidates for Director or Clerk.