Nantucketers input needed for island transportation study

Nantucket Data Platform invites you to participate in the Nantucket Regional Transit Authority (NRTA)/The WAVE Survey! It will help us to understand what is working well and where improvements can be made with public transportation on Nantucket. Please share your thoughts on why you do or do not use public transportation on Nantucket. It is important that we hear from you whether you currently use the WAVE or not!


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to take the NRTA/The WAVE survey?

Anyone 18 years of age or older, who lives on the island for 6 weeks a year or longer, is eligible to participate. We encourage residents from ALL walks of life to complete it in order to capture the full range of experiences and perspectives.

Why should I participate?

The NRTA/The Wave Survey is an opportunity to help NRTA understand where public transportation works and where it can be improved so it works even better. Your story matters. The aggregated survey results and analysis will provide insights into things like whether the current routes and route hours of operation are working for the community.  

You could also win a prize! Each person who completes the survey is eligible to win gift cards to local businesses. Each week, five survey respondents will each win $25 gift cards, and at the end of the survey.

Do we need another survey? Don’t island organizations survey residents all the time?

Nantucket has a pressing need for local data and surveys are a convenient way to reach a wide array of stakeholders. We believe more surveys are needed and NDP surveys are unique in their rigorous methodological approach, ability to leverage supplementary data available to NDP, and accessibility in multiple languages. The UPK Survey is a unique tool to make the opinions of all islanders heard and to ensure the needs of under-represented groups are brought to light.

Will you protect my data and privacy?

YES. Data privacy and security is critical to NDP and we encourage you to read our Data Privacy Policy. Your participation in the Wave Survey will never be revealed publicly. All responses will be anonymized prior to analysis and kept under strict confidence. No raw survey data will ever be disclosed to parties outside of Nantucket Data Platform.


Want to Make Your Opinions Known
Throughout the Year?

The Community Survey Panel is a trusted avenue for sharing insights on important community
topics in a private and anonymous way.  By signing up, you will be invited to participate
in surveys from time to time.