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
Old Bus
280 Bartlett St., Lewiston, ME
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