The Brunswick Explorer is a public-private partnership with funding provided by the Federal Transit Administration, Maine DOT, Community Transportation Association of America, the Town of Brunswick and other local partners including Sweetser, Bowdoin College, Mid Coast Hospital, United Way of Mid Coast Maine and Brunswick Housing Authority.
The Brunswick Explorer arose out of the work of the Midcoast Collaborative for Access to Transportation (MCAT). MCAT was started in 2003 when Independence Association, a non-profit provider of services for the developmentally disabled, applied for a grant from The Muskie School at USM to initiate a community based effort to bring citizens to the table to look at transportation needs of all. The first and most important activity was to gather together a group of service providers, other local agencies, municipal planning officers, and interested individuals to talk about how to improve access to transportation in the greater Brunswick area. Meeting regularly since that time, MCAT has worked with a series of consultants to conduct extensive needs assessments, explore solutions, and to promote new initiatives. These include helping Coastal Trans to design the Brunswick Explorer, secure funding, and consolidate community support.
Current member agencies include:
MCAT is also involved in initiatives around volunteer transportation and the coordination of existing transportation resources.
Accessibility For Everyone
Brunswick Explorer Office