It puzzles me that any Falmouth town councilors would oppose an initiative as successful as The Falmouth Flyer.
If serving their constituents is not important to any councilors they should be aware of how Route 1 businesses now rely on the bus. Greater Portland Metro’s service does more than connect Falmouth with Portland, Westbrook, the South Portland bus system, the tri-city bus service (Old Orchard, Biddeford and Saco), Greyhound, Concord Coach Lines, Amtrak and the Portland Jetport. It provides cheap labor for the food service and retail businesses, and delivers customers who enjoy direct door-to-door service to stops such as Shaw’s and Walmart. Any councilor who rides the bus for a day will see people literally get off, spend money and get back on 20 minutes later.
The Falmouth Flyer is good for the residents of Falmouth and good for its businesses.