New Bus Service Connects Waterville & Augusta 

People traveling between Waterville and Augusta now have an easy way to get where they’re going. Monday morning, the new Kennebec Explorer hit the road for the first time.The new transit service gets passengers back and forth from Waterville to Augusta.The Department of Transportation came up with the money for 6 new buses that offer new and improved features to help folks with disabilities get on and off the bus.The buses leave the concourse in downtown Waterville 4 times daily, Monday through Friday after making a stop at Maine General Medical Center and Marden’s in Waterville, before continuing on to Augusta.Officials at KV Cap hope this new service will open some doors for folks in both communities.”Health care services, access to the career center. There’s a new service going to the Alfond Cancer Center between Waterville and Augusta,” says Jim Wood, transportation director at KV Cap. “So if people are looking for employment opportunities and need some information at the career center they can access it easily. Or healthcare services, shopping, Doctor’s offices, hospitals. We have stops in all of the key locations in both cities.”You can find a complete schedule and other information about the Kennebec Explorer at