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Four new WSB Programs open for 2017!

The Maine Walking School Bus (WSB) Program – a partnership of the Maine Center for Disease Control, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine and the Maine Department of Transportation – is excited to announce that Vine Street (Bangor), Abraham Lincoln (Bangor), Farwell (Lewiston) and Riverton (Portland) elementary schools have been selected to receive grants for the coming school years beginning in the spring of 2017! Congratulations!!

The WSB Program provides local schools with the opportunity to start their own daily walking school bus programs, with technical and financial assistance from the statewide program. The funding supports a WSB Coordinator within the school, safety equipment, marketing materials and ongoing guidance from program staff.

Vine Street, Abraham Lincoln, Farwell and Riverton will join five other schools across the state of Maine that have worked with the statewide program to launch daily walking school buses: Portland’s East End Community School, Norway’s Guy E. Rowe School, Ellsworth’s Elementary-Middle School, Waterville’s Albert S. Hall School, and Bangor’s Downeast School.