Hudson Bus Lines - History

Brief History of Hudson Bus Lines

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  • 1959 - Hudson Bus Lines of Medford, Mass. took over transit services in Lewiston and Auburn, Maine. Bus fares rose to 20 cents for adults, 10 cents for children 5-12, and children under five rode for free.
  • 1973 - The cities of Lewiston and Auburn began providing local subsidies for fixed-transit services. Hudson had been losing money in the two cities since the early 1960's.
  • 1976 - The Lewiston-Auburn Transit Committee was formed to oversee and regulate transit services in Lewiston & Auburn.
  • 2005 - Student Transportation of America bought Hudson Bus Lines from the previous owner Terry Samson. At that time, we had a total of 45 vehicles. (Full-sized buses, mini-buses & minivans.)
  • 2010 - The city began providing transportation to Lewiston High School. Before that, students had to get to school on their own.
  • 2016 - Hudson Bus Lines moved to a 4 acre site located at 62 Goddard Rd., Lewiston
  • 2017 - The city of Lewiston bought the old Hudson facility at 280 Bartlett Street for possible "green space & walking paths" or some other school-related purposes.

Historical Images

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Old Bus
Lake St. & Gamage Ave., Auburn, ME
Old Bus
Lisbon St. & Main St., Lewiston, ME
Old Bus
Main St., Lewiston, ME
Old Bus
Main St., Lewiston, ME
Old Bus
Park St. & Main St., Lewiston, ME
Old Bus
Promenade Mall, Lisbon St., Lewiston, ME
Old Bus
Main St., Lewiston, ME
Old Bus
280 Bartlett St., Lewiston, ME
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