Transportation

Location
Youngstown, OH
Undergrads
9,880
Tuition (in-state)
$7,922 ($7,712)
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3 College Junior

Transportation: There is the WRTA which is a bus that takes people around the Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbia county.

Recent Alumnus

Transportation: I did not use public transport, I commuted from home.

College Freshman

Transportation: I drive myself and don't know.

College Freshman

Transportation: I am a commuter student so I don't use the above transportation options.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Their is available campus transportation for anyone in need of it, that includes shuttle buses and WRTA buses. Also there are carts for hurt or injured students that will come around and take you to class if need be. The transportation is local, but can go somewhat of a distance if needed.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 305th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 539th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 863rd
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kayla Boye
Hometown
Howland, OH
Major
Professional Writing and Editing
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The University itself is very condensed, so walking is the best form of transportation when getting to classes. The campus can be crossed from most points within 10 minutes. When students want to travel downtown, they need only walk five short minutes to reach the center of the city.

The main transportation offered by YSU is the YSU Penguin Shuttle, which runs every 10 minutes between residence halls, Kilcawley Center, the Courtyard Apartments, and the campus peripherals. The Shuttle is a great resource when the weather is less than pleasant, and it usually sticks to its schedule. Most students own their own cars, so they are free to drive wherever they please. For students without vehicles, the city operates a taxi service, as well as a public bus service, WRTA, which operates in Youngstown and Mahoning County.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Campus shuttle
  • Car
  • City bus
  • Taxi
  • Walk
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Youngstown is located between airports at Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Most YSU students originate from homes in the surrounding Youngstown community, so driving your own vehicle (or carpooling) to the airport is the preferred mode of transportation.
Local Taxi Services
Independent Radio Taxi, Inc. is a popular cab company; their phone number is (330) 746-8844.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

YSU Student Security Service
(330) 941-1515
Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Penguin Shuttle

There's isn't a phone number for the Penguin Shuttle, but hopefully Parking Services can help!

(330) 941-3546

Late hours

Public TransitWhat's This?

Western Reserve Transit Authority

WRTA is the mass transportation system for Mahoning County.

(330) 744-8431

604 Mahoning Ave.

www.wrtaonline.com

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport

1453 Youngstown-Kingsville Rd. NE, Vienna

(330) 856-1537

www.yngwrnair.com

Pittsburgh International Airport

For more info, e-mail info@flypittsburgh.com.

(412) 472-3525

www.pitairport.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

340 W. Federal St.

(330) 743-4141

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

This station is platform only (no shelter).

820 E. Main St., Alliance

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 36 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 11% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 31% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 31% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 28% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 36 responses

  • 3% Nonexistent.
  • 14% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 25% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 47% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 11% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 33 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 33 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 36 responses

  • 3% Very difficult.
  • 6% Fairly difficult.
  • 61% Fairly easy.
  • 31% Very easy.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 33 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars
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