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4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: I have never taken advantage of the Rainbow shuttle, but it is fairly good. Some students park far off campus and take the Rainbow shuttle to campus. It can be convenient, I personally didn't use it.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Lucky for us UH students we get free bus rides with a validated ID. There are buses every 15 minutes to get to Waikiki which is great. But if you want to explore the island more then get a car or cling to a friend who does. Taking the bus to beaches like Sandys and Makapuu takes about an hour and bussing it to the north shore takes over 3 hours. I've done it before, it's not fun. It's possible to get around the island without a car but it is the worst thing ever. A lot of people here have mopeds to get to places around South Shore which is way less expensive than buying a car, but also more dangerous.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Bus system is reliable and covers most of the island.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The bus system is top notch.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: UH Manoa has many transportation options. You cold bike, bus-it, drive, shuttle-it, walk and moped. The cost of all of these are relatively average if not free. It is easy to get around all of Oahu.


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Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 141 responses

  • 50% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 40% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 4% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 3% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 2% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 141 responses

  • 4% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 9% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 77% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 9% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 1% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 62 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 62 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 62 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 140 responses

  • 29% Very easy.
  • 56% Fairly easy.
  • 12% Fairly difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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