Maine State Ferry Assessment Survey
Island Institute, in coordination with the Maine Department of Transportation and an island-resident-focus-group, is exploring strategies to inform future operations of year-round transportation to the islands of Frenchboro, Islesboro, Matinicus, North Haven, Swan’s Island, and Vinalhaven. Your responses to this survey will inform the development of strategies and service scenarios through an upcoming study, to be completed by the end of the year.
The study will review the existing transportation system, opportunities for emergency transport, ferry funding, and potential changes in new vessels such as alternative forms of propulsion and vessel design.
This survey should take ~15-20 minutes or less to complete. We understand there are current service interruptions due to workforce shortages and covid that the survey will not address. Rather, the goal of this survey is to garner a real sense of how you, whose quality of life is so dependent on the Maine State Ferry Service, feel about existing service and about how service might be reasonably improved. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration!
Your answers to questions throughout the survey will move you to specific sets of questions based on your ferry use as well as frequency of service.