About Zoom Turnpike Express
ZOOM TURNPIKE EXPRESS
Launched in 1998, ZOOM Turnpike Express is designed as a commuter run between Biddeford and Saco Park & Rides (Exit 32 and Exit 36) and Portland’s downtown, Congress Street and University of Southern Maine. Originally developed to carry employees into the Portland area, the growth of the Biddeford and Saco region now has riders traveling in both directions. ZOOM Turnpike Express features two large comfortable coach buses for your riding pleasure. We are proud to collaborate with the Maine Turnpike Authority and the Maine Department of Transportation in providing this service to you.
ZOOM gets you to work without the hassles. Relax in ZOOM’s comfortable seats, read a book, enjoy your electronic device or grab a nap on the way to work and let ZOOM’s professional drivers get you there safely and efficiently. You don’t have to worry about traffic or driving in bad weather either. Speaking of work, get more done when commuting to and from work by using free wifi service.
ZOOM saves you $$$. Ridership cost is $120 per month or just $40 for a 10-ride pass. That is less than you pay now for gas and tolls. Add in the rising cost and aggravation of parking and it is a deal that you simply can’t pass up.
ZOOM is convenient. With nearly a dozen runs during peak commuter hours, ZOOM will get you to work on time. ZOOM morning runs begin at 6:00 am and run until 9:33 am. Afternoon runs begin at 2:45 pm and end at 6:40 pm.
ZOOM is improving. Biddeford Saco Old Orchard Beach Transit has received funding for two new coach buses that will make your riding experience even better. Modernized electronic fare box technology will speed up your boarding time and mesh seamlessly with Portland METRO and South Portland Bus Services. We will be introducing “Fare Capping” which is a reward program for frequent riders. Once you meet a set number of rides in each month, the rest of your rides are FREE.