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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: They do provide free RTA passes, so as far as public transportation goes you're covered. The buses that travel around campus are unreliable and usually come late. In order to travel anywhere off campus, you have to use public transportation unless you have access to a car.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: if you are comfortable with the RTA, it can be great since Case provides free passes for students each semesterbut it's honestly hit or miss in terms of safety so it's pretty questionableyou hear weekly stories about crazy s*** that happened on the RTA

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The shuttles and buses in the city aren't perfect, but people learn how to manage them. The shuttle helps when I have to go far from where I park my car to get to class.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: You get a free bus pass and train pass to get places on Cleveland's transportation system. Which would be great if the buses showed up on time and got you where you wanted to be reliably.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The public transportation is great here for getting around the city easily. You can either catch a bus or train and get pretty much anywhere in Cleveland. For getting around campus you can you the Greenie Shuttle, but it is not always running on time. There is also Safe Ride which you can call and use after 7:30pm at night, you just might have to wait awhile if there is very high demand for it. Otherwise the campus isn't so big that you can't walk. The longest it might take you to get from one corner of campus to the other far side corner is 20-30 minutes walking. Most of the time it takes much less time than that.

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Using public transportation is very convenient for those patient enough to wait in the cold, but most students carpool for shopping trips. The reliability of the buses is sketchier than that of the Rapid on weekends, but during the week, both are very reliable. The RTA is usually necessary to get to and from the airport in an efficient manner. The trip to the airport on the Rapid is very short, requires no changing of lines and is only about 45 minutes.

Public transportation in major metropolitan areas must remain efficient for the city to remain functional and students, although most are not commuters, the RTA is utilized by students mostly to get downtown to the club district, to sprawl areas with Wal-Mart, Borders, and Cineplexes, and to get to and from the airport. Fares are entirely taken care of with your RTA pass during the school year. Learning the routes, lines, colors, stops, and locations is an entirely other story and may take quite some time, especially if you use only one route (to Walmart usually, and only once or twice a month). RTA staff is usually very friendly and will answer your questions. A few tries and a bit of studying of the routes will provide great freedom if your intent is to venture out of the campus bubble.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs $25-$30
  • RTA Bus: Redline 66X (westbound)
  • RTA Rapid: Redline (westbound)

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

University Circle Shuttle Service (the "Greenies")

Monday-Thursday 6:15 a.m.-12:30 a.m., Friday-Saturday 6:15 a.m.-2:30 a.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Regional Transit Authority (RTA)

RTA bus stops are located all over campus, RTA Rapid stops are located on East 120th Street (North Side) and University Circle Transit Station (South Side)

(216) 621-9500

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Cleveland Hopkins Airport is approximately 30 minutes by car and approximately 45 minutes by RTA.

(216) 265-6022

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Cleveland Greyhound Terminal

The Greyhound bus terminal in Cleveland is located about four miles from campus. To reach the station you can take an RTA bus #9 on Euclid Avenue to the terminal.

1465 Chester Avenue

(216) 781-0520 or (800) 231-2222

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Cleveland City Amtrak Train Station

The Amtrak Train Station is located six miles from campus in downtown Cleveland.

200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 100 responses

  • 48% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 35% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 14% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 3% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 1% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 100 responses

  • 1% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 3% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 82% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 11% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 3% You can't have a car here.

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 58 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 59 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 58 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 100 responses

  • 24% Very easy.
  • 65% Fairly easy.
  • 11% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.


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