Local & Regional Routes
Everyone deserves access to opportunity. Since 1982, COAST has provided over 16 million rides to people in the Greater Seacoast region, linking them to work, school, doctors appointments, shopping, and social events.
High housing prices and low vacancy rates in the rental market are increasing the distance between economic opportunity and the communities where people can afford to live. COAST is an essential service for connecting our Seacoast workforce, and the businesses that employ them.
COAST is also an essential service provider, recognized as a critical partner by social service agencies across the Seacoast. By providing the transportation link between health, social and other support services, COAST ensures that everyone can access the opportunities they need to succeed.
Local and regional routes are the backbone of COAST's bus system, and consist of bus routes designed to transport people short distances within town, as well as between nearby towns. COAST Routes 1, 6, 12, 13, 14, 33, 34, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 and 100 are all local or regional routes. These routes are designed to cover a large number of residential areas, businesses, employers, medical facilities, and other important community destinations in order to provide maximum flexibility for customers.
Local and regional routes generally run all day or most of the day, and as many days a week as possible. In addition, these routes run according to a set, published time table and accept a variety of fare options, including cash, on board the vehicle. No reservation is required to ride these routes.
All buses used on COAST's local and regional routes are wheelchair accessible, and can carry bicycles on the front bike rack. Capacity for bicycles is on a first-come first-served basis.