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4 College Junior

Transportation: The night bus runs every day from 6pm to 12am and stops at all the local spots. It takes students home and to the grocery store. During the winter term it runs every morning 8am to 11am picking up students to bring them to class.

4 College Senior

Transportation: Public transport in the US is s***. Bar Harbor is too small to require COA to provide

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: We have a night bus that comes to the school and can drop you off at various places in town. They give you their number through email so you can contact them.

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2 College Senior

Transportation: Feeling Stuck. Public buses are for the tourist season. When the season ends, they stop running. It becomes more difficult to get off the island without a car, or a friend without a car. Biking/walking will get you into town and some nearby locations.

In winter there is a day bus which picks up students from the street and it works if you have a cell phone (I don't).

It was quite difficult to get off the island sometimes as there's a lack of local transportation for most of the year. Nearest bus station to Portland/Boston is from Bangor. Bangor's about an hour away.


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How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 10 responses

  • 60% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 30% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 0% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 10% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 0% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 14% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 0% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 64% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 21% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 8 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 8 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 8 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 11 responses

  • 82% Very easy.
  • 18% Fairly easy.
  • 0% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.


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