Critics of DHHS move out of Portland: Bus route to new site has 72 stops

It would take an 80-minute bus ride with 72 stops to make a round trip from downtown Portland to new Department of Health and Human Services offices proposed in South Portland, say lawmakers and Portland officials who will join advocates for the poor Tuesday to protest the state’s selection of the site.

City leaders and Democratic lawmakers say the location near the Portland International Jetport would make it harder for recipients of state assistance to get benefits in person [click here to read full article on the Portland Press Herald website].