BAR HARBOR, ME – Downeast Transportation’s Island Explorer fleet of propane-powered shuttle buses were recently showcased on the MotorWeek program as a Clean Cities Success Story.

Downeast Transportation acquired its first propane buses in 1999 and now has a total of 35 buses that shuttle visitors to a variety of local sites including Acadia National Park. The Island Explorer features eight bus routes linking hotels, inns, and campgrounds with destinations in Acadia National Park and neighboring village centers. 

Produced by Maryland Public Television, the short segment aired on PBS stations nationwide Oct.13. For show times in your area, check the MotorWeek ( and Discovery Channel ( websites.

Click here to see other fleets highlighted on the MotorWeek program.

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