Although Atlanta's public transportation makes innercity travel pretty easy, most students that come from larger cities agree that the MARTA system could use some huge improvements. The MARTA transit system is convenient for college students who need rides to places like the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, the major shopping malls, the downtown area, or any other place that is in the Central Atlanta region. The major complaints about the MARTA system are that it doesn't cover enough places, deprived people are always begging for money, and the accessibility is not up to public transportation standards.
The city of Atlanta doesn't seem to be making any efforts to solve these transportation issues, but luckily, freshman students don't have many places to venture. The escort buses run from early in the morning to late at night and accommodate only students with proper AUC identification. Freshman students are prohibited from bringing cars, but that rule is hardly ever enforced. When freshman students decide to disregard the school's no-car policy, the only thing that they truly have to worry about is obtaining a parking permit (which can be pretty easy). Atlanta can be a very confusing city, so if students choose to bring automobiles, they are advised by local officials to drive safely. Atlanta's highways can be a nightmare because of the extreme rush-hour traffic.