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(@fr8chik)
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I see many posts about taking the safari busses, both good and bad. If living close to the route is it possible to not have to buy a car? I would like to try and wonder about the following:

1. Is there an average transit time from Charlotte Amalie to the ferry?
2. Can you carry a few grocery bags with you?
3. What are the latest thoughts and reviews on this mode of transportation for day to day life?

Please share any thoughts, and thank you!! I arrive the beginning of May, and have work but no car. Need to be realistic about quality of life if dependant upon safari rides and taxi combo.

Thanks much 🙂

 
Posted : April 9, 2015 1:59 am
(@stt-resident)
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You should be on the relocation forum with this question but I'll answer briefly.

1. To the Red Hook ferry? No average but allowing for traffic, pick-up and drop-off times, possibly a change of safari bus in Tutu Park Mall, anything from 30 minutes to over an hour. If you work in the Red Hook area it would be foolish to live in town and naturally more convenient to live on the East end.

2. Generally no.

3. Just as they've always been. They still run in only one direction, they still stop running shortly after dark (which falls very early here), and their route is limited which in turn limits the areas in which you can live if you try and depend upon them for transportation.

I know many who've used the safaris and public buses for a short time to get around but it gets very old very fast and having your own wheels is priceless! Good luck!

 
Posted : April 9, 2015 6:37 am
(@fr8chik)
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Thank you. *-) I sent a request for the relocation forum too and appreciate any and all thoughts on the Dollar cabs an d safari busses. Eventually I will buy a car, but will depend on public transportation for a while.

 
Posted : April 9, 2015 12:51 pm
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Fr8Chik wrote:
Thank you. *-) I sent a request for the relocation forum too and appreciate any and all thoughts on the Dollar cabs an d safari busses. Eventually I will buy a car, but will depend on public transportation for a while.

The Dollar cabs and safaris are one and the same. Converted pickups with bench seats and roofs. $1 outside town and $2 to get into town from country. Some safaris are regular taxis which charge regular rates. Where will your job be located?

 
Posted : April 9, 2015 1:55 pm
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