Looking to venture into downtown Burlington or perhaps over to Smuggler's Notch for some skiing? Free transportation is available to Saint Michael's students, made possible by the following programs:
CCTA's Unlimited Access Program
Bus rides provided by the Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) are free to all undergraduate students through the Unlimited Access program. The bus routes covered in the program include rides to:
To take advantage of this benefit, students need to show their Saint Michael's ID upon boarding the bus. The bus stop at Saint Michael's College is located by the South Entrance to the college, across the street from Purple Knights' Pizza. Students should note that the LINK Express routes to St. Albans, Montpelier and Middlebury are not part of the Unlimited Access Program, and students are required to pay the full LINK fare.
The CCTA provides bus maps and guides with specific route and schedule information. Call 802.864.CCTA or visit cctaride.org to get the latest information.
Smuggler's Notch Bus
Saint Michael's College provides a bus to Smuggler's Notch free of charge to all undergraduate students on specific dates in the winter. Students are required to sign-up for the bus at the Wilderness Program Office by 11:00 AM on the Thursday prior to transport. The Smuggler's Notch bus schedule is subject to change or cancellation without notice due to lack of riders.
On these trips, the bus departs campus at 8:00 AM and returns in the evening at 5:00 PM. Seating is limited to 40 people and is first come, first seated, starting with students who signed up ahead of time. See the Wilderness Program site for more specific dates and information.
Wheeli is a carpooling app ONLY for college students that is available to Saint Mike's, UVM and Champlain College.
Wheeli connects students with cars and student passengers looking for rides. Students split driving costs automatically and easily through the app. It's a great way to make new friends and reduce your carbon footprint by filling empty car seats.
Who: A safe network only for college students.
What: An app for students to post and find rides, making carpooling easy.
Where: Drivers post rides and riders may request rides to get to and from campus, to the mountains, or travel home for breaks.
When: Whenever! Search for a ride, connect with students and travel together. It's that simple.
Why: Wheeli is the safe, cheap, and fun ride for college students.