Transportation is the largest contributor to Maine’s greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing these emissions will help Maine meet its emissions reduction goal of 45% reduction from 1990 levels by 2030. Utilizing electric vehicles, public transportation, or active transportation can help reduce transportation related emissions.
The Brunswick Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) works to increase the safety and convenience of walking and bicycling for transportation. In August of 2021 the 2020 Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Plan was adopted by the Town Council. Find more about the BPAC’s work and the Improvement Plan here.
Several public transportation options are available to travel to, from, and around Brunswick. The Amtrak Downeaster train runs five round-trips from Brunswick to Boston every day, with ten stops in between including Portland and Freeport. The Metro Breez bus connects Brunswick with Freeport, Yarmouth, and Portland, offering 13 round trips Monday through Friday and 6 on Saturday. Within Brunswick, the Brunswick Link Bus runs Monday through Friday, and has 27 stops within the Town.
EV Charging Stations
There are 8 public charging stations in Brunswick, 7 of which are Level 2, and one of which is Level 3. Additionally, The Town of Brunswick owns 4 EV vehicles and has 4 EV charging stations on municipal property.