Portland Schools Transit Pass Program
Portland Public Schools
Transit Pass Program
Greater Portland Transit District METRO and Portland Public Schools have implemented a Transit Pass Program for high school students. This program provides a FREE METRO Student Transit Pass to all high school students enrolled in Portland, Deering and Casco Bay High Schools, including students living within two miles of school.The pass allows unlimited use of METRO bus routes during the academic school year, including weekends and break periods.
Schedules and route maps are available online, on buses and at locations throughout the service, including the METRO Pulse at Elm Street, the downtown transit hub and information center. It's located on Elm Street, across from the Portland Library.
METRO's Route 9A and 9B provides service to all three high schools (see additional info below).
NOTE: Make sure you have a current schedules (dated August 26, 2016)
Call METRO Customer Service:
(Mon-Fri, 7 a.m - 7 p.m., Saturday from 9-4)
207-774-0351, ext: 0
Stop by the METRO Pulse at Elm Street (next to Portland High)
Ask questions, pick up schedules...
Real time bus information:
For information on downloading transit apps to your smartphone to track your bus, click here.
All bus stops have ID numbers, look for information at your stop and text for next bus arrival time.
A few more suggestions for the Bus Stop:
The bus route number is at the top of the bus (and on bus stop signs).
Routes 9A and 9B go most of the same places, but in opposite directions.
If you are not sure if you are getting on the correct bus, ask the driver for assistance.
For example, "school day only" service on Jackson, Summit, Ray, and Maine Ave. has limited service schedules, before and after school on school days only. Not all 9A/9B buses travel this route.
If you took 9B TO school, in most cases you would take the 9A going back home.
For example, if you live along Washingon Ave. or on a side street, and took Route 9B to school (CBHS / DHS), you would cross the street and take 9A back to Washington Ave.
Taking METRO from CBHS/PATHS or DHS to PHS or from PHS to CBHS/PATHS or DHS during the school day?
Since bus schedules are not as frequent between 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. when school is in session,
check the schedule and take whichever bus -- 9A or 9B is more convenient.
Both routes travel in a loop, but in opposite directions.
Please check back for additional info and suggestions.
Links, Documents and Updates (2016-2017):
Links from 2015/2016 school year posted below.
METRO students (along with city, school official, and METRO staff, board members) rode METRO Route 9.
Click on this link for a video, by Portland Public Schools staff and students, and posted on You Tube.
See YOU at the bus stop!