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Transportation: If You Live Off-Campus, You Will Probably Need a Car – If you live off-campus, you will probably need a car

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Although you won't need a car to get around campus, since it only spans a city block, having a car is important for going places in Shreveport. The College doesn't offer any transportation services, but you can always catch a ride with another student. Whether you have a car or not, it's a good idea to make friends with someone from Shreveport. The locals usually have cars, and they know the best roads. Learning the best routes can cut your traveling time drastically. Most students that don't have cars get around by bumming rides. The public transportation isn't incredibly convenient. There are a few bus stops around campus, but some students complain that the buses are always late.

Students can always call taxis, but they take a while to get to campus, and it gets expensive. The school does have a program that offers free taxi rides back from local bars. Students that have partied a little too hard simply call 222-TAXI, say they are a Centenary student, and a car takes them safely back to campus. If you want to walk, there are several restaurants within walking distance. The grocery stores are a bit farther, and crossing certain streets can be dangerous. Because Shreveport is a rather small city, public transportation isn't as well organized as in larger cities. Very few students use public transportation, preferring to rely on friends or their own cars. Some students walk to stores, but that can get tiring, especially when it's hot, which is often.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Call a cab
  • Pester your friends for rides
  • Your own car!
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport shouldn't cost too much (less than $25).
  • The easiest way to get to the airport would be a ride from a friend or a taxi.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Student Patrol
(318) 869-5000
Daily 24 hours

Public TransitWhat's This?

Sportran-City Transit

Adult basic fare is $1.25.

(318) 673-7400

1115 Jack Wells Rd.

www.sportran.org

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Shreveport Regional Airport

The Shreveport Regional Airport is 8 miles and about 11 minutes driving time from Centenary.

5103 Hollywood Ave.

(318) 673-5370

apps.shreveportla.gov/dept/airport/index.htm

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

Located in downtown Shreveport, the Greyhound Bus Line is approximately two miles from campus.

408 Fannin St.

(318) 221-4200

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

This is a curbside bus stop.

Exit 13 off IH 20

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 9 responses

  • 11% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 11% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 11% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 67% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 11 responses

  • 36% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 18% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 18% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 18% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 9% You can't have a car here.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 6 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 12 responses

  • 17% Very easy.
  • 58% Fairly easy.
  • 8% Fairly difficult.
  • 17% Very difficult.
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