BUSTRANSPORTATION AT WHOI - PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO WORK

Public Transportation

BONANZA BUS LINES

Plymouth & Brockton Bus Company and the Bonanza Bus Line provide hourly, scheduled motorcoach service between Logan Airport, downtown Boston, Providence, New York, Plymouth, and throughout Cape Cod.

To get to Hyannis from Boston, take the Plymouth & Brockton bus from Logan Airport or downtown Boston to Hyannis.

To get to Falmouth from Boston, take the Bonanza Bus from Logan Airport and downtown Boston to the Falmouth Bus Depot.

For points south to Cape Cod, take Bonanza Bus from New York, TF Green Airport (Rhode Island), downtown Providence, Fall River, or New Bedford to Hyannis or the Falmouth Bus Depot.

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FALMOUTH'S WOOSH TROLLEY

trolley

Operated by the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce • Woosh Trolley
215 Iyannough RD Hyannis, MA 02601 1(800)352-7155
Passes and discount tokens can be purchased at the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce located on Academy Lane in Falmouth, 1(800)526-8532.

This ride takes in Main Street to the Falmouth Mall on Mass. Rt. 28 and goes right into Woods Hole, including the Woods Hole Steamship Authority and WHOI's Village laboratories and offices. The service runs from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September (5/29-9/6), with two trolleys running seven days a week from June through Labor Day and limited service after that.

The WOOSH trolley map (pdf) details the route. The fare is $1, or 50 cents for senior citizens, people with disabilities, and youths 6 to 17. Children 5 and younger, when accompanied by an adult, ride for free.

Be sure to review the Cape Cod SMART Guide for additional car-free alternatives.

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If all single drivers changed their commuting methods to public transportation, their annual gasoline consumption and CO2 pollution would be reduced by at least 41,000 gallons and 730,000 pounds respectively, which is less than the reduction brought by carpooling. This is because fuel efficiency of public transportation is less than that of carpooling, at least given the data in the above table. Moreover, not all single commuters are interested in public transportation as well as carpooling. Thus, when we recalculate the effect brought only by potential public transportation users, who currently drive alone but are interested in public transportation, the improvement of gasoline consumption and pollutant emission will decrease to 8,000 gallons and 142,000 pounds respectively. (from the MIT Transportation web). Did you know that alternative commuters to WHOI using bicycling, transit or carpooling are given a 15% discount at the Buttery on a year-round basis? Contact alternative transportation for your coupons.

 

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