BANGOR — A Maine county is suspending a regional prisoner transportation system designed to save money because there’s not enough money to fund the program.

The decision by the Penobscot County commissioners came after officials determined the funding source for the program lost $280,000 last year.

Sheriff Glenn Ross tells the Bangor Daily News the Hub Transportation System serves more than half of Maine’s counties.

The prisoner transportation system uses Penobscot County Jail resources to transport prisoners for several counties, including Aroostook, Hancock, Washington, Piscataquis, Waldo, Knox and Somerset.

Ross says the system has saved the state tens of thousands of dollars.