Bangor Bus System Offering ‘Warming Palace’ For Folks Who Need It
Granted, with temps like we've seen the last couple days, the concept hardly seems necessary. But we all know that winter is far from over. So the timing is awesome for a recent Tweet that came from the Bangor Community Connector, stating that they will now offer a 'warming palace' when needed in cold weather.
This means folks who are in the downtown area that need to warm up a bit, can do so at the Pickering Square bus hub. There will be a bus parked down there and the route sign on it will read "Special". And, to make sure everyone is feeling safe and sound, there will be a driver on board monitoring the bus at all times.
Again, on days like the last couple, there won't likely be a warming bus parked downtown. However, if you look further ahead in the forecast for the week, there's some cooler temps again, as well as some potential for snow. So a spot like this is much appreciated by those who need it.
Maybe they'll even do something like this in the summer too, but perhaps give folks a place to cool off in the raging heat? I know last year, there were cooling stations at the old Armory that now houses Bangor Parks & Rec. This could definitely be a much needed downtown resource.
At any rate, props to the city of Bangor for recognizing a need, and doing something about it. Stay warm, folks!