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A fairly large percentage of students has a car on campus and chooses to drive themselves around, rather than rely on public transportation. However, a significant portion of the student body makes use of the RIPTA, the BTA, and their friends in order to get around off campus. The RIPTA is the Rhode Island bus system, which has a line running between Bryant and Providence several times a day. Students ride free by swiping their student IDs, which they make good use of, especially on weekends when the later RIPTAs are packed with students heading to restaurants, bars, and clubs in Providence.
The BTA is a Bryant van that charges a small fare to drive students from campus to the Lincoln Mall, which includes Target, Stop & Shop, a movie theater, and many restaurants and shops, and Providence Place Mall; as well as to the airport and train station on popular travel days (long weekends and school breaks). When public transportation won't get them there, students sometimes take taxis to/from Providence or the airport, but this option gets expensive, typically ranging from $10 to $30 per ride. Because of this, students are a lot more likely to try and talk a friend into driving them where they need to go. Bryant makes transportation even easier for students by providing free parking in a very safe and guarded campus. Students' cars are sure to be safe, and allow students to come and go off campus as much as they choose.