Title

Article about the Island Explorer fleet of twenty-eight propane-powered shuttle-

Authors

Joshua F. Moore

Source

Down East

Date

8-1-2003

Pages

74-77, 122-123

Abstract

Article about the Island Explorer fleet of twenty-eight propane-powered shuttle-buses that transport visitors throughout Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. In addition to being free, the buses are clean, punctual and fun. The Island Explorer system was conceived in the mid-1990's, after the Friends of Acadia partnered with the Mount Desert Island League of Towns to solve the problem of increasing gridlock in Bar Harbor and Acadia. Launched in 1999, the buses caught on with the public the first week they were on the road. Last summer, the buses moved 281,000 people around the island, an increase of 107 percent since the system's first year.

Subjects

Acadia National Park, Buses, Transportation

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