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Bus ambassadors help new immigrants navigate transit systems in southern Maine

A group of asylum seekers, primarily from Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, wait to board a bus on the side of Route 1 in Yarmouth. The new bus route connects the families to Portland, where they can access social services, African grocery stores, and medical facilities. (Ari Snider)
A group of asylum seekers, primarily from Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, wait to board a bus on the side of Route 1 in Yarmouth. The new bus route connects the families to Portland, where they can access social services, African grocery stores, and medical facilities. (Ari Snider)

Navigating any public transportation system in the U.S. as a new immigrant can be confusing and intimidating. It’s why a man in southern Maine founded a network of multilingual volunteers to help new immigrants get to their appointments and run errands easily.

Ari Snider of Maine Public Radio reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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