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2 College Sophomore

Transportation: I have a car with me at school, but I had to park it off campus and the shuttles are hell. The drivers are nice people, but they are always late and wholly unreliable. There have been multiple times where I have sat and waited for over 30mins to get a shuttle. I've never had an issue getting a taxi so I can't say anything bad about them and I never really used public transportation, but the RTA busses run pretty regularly from what I've seen. If you do bring a car get an upperclassman to buy you an on campus pass, because the off campus parking sucks and is ridiculously inconvenient.

3 College Senior

Transportation: The loop can take you shopping and to some local spots but it has a set route and it takes awhile to wait for it some times.. Rapid is close to campus and can get you downtown but it is best that either you or one of your close friends has a car.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Since John Carroll is near Cleveland we have the perks of using big city transportation to get around.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The shuttle service is never on time. Most store are a long walking distance, but manageable. It's just easier to have a car on campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Cleveland has a pretty decent transit system that can get people downtown very easily, but the campus shuttle is really only useful for getting to the off-site parking lot.


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The campus shuttle and public transportation (the Rapid and the RTA) are the most popular ways to get around. Taxis are not used very often, and John Carroll does not yet offer Zipcars (although the idea has been brought up). Most students think the campus shuttle is convenient and that cars aren't necessary on campus, as students usually walk or take the bus/shuttle to get around; however, cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line. Students do bring cars to campus, but underclassmen must park their cars off campus and take the shuttle to retrieve them. However, there are plans for a parking garage on campus. All in all, it's fairly easy to get around town, whether you have a car or not.

John Carroll, located in a nice Cleveland suburb, has some great areas to grab a bite or to have some fun. Although there are some places around campus you can walk to, other places you need a ride to get there. The parking and campus shuttle systems have been updated in recent years and are still being improved. During the week, the shuttle generally only runs to the parking lots where cars are kept. One parking location is centered around a plaza with a Target, Payless Shoe Store, and multiple restaurants. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the shuttle runs a regular loop to several different locations, including Beachwood Place Mall and Legacy Village, two wonderful shopping areas. The Rapid and the RTA, the bus and train systems, are easy to get to and not too difficult to figure out. Either will take you into downtown Cleveland—just be sure to take a friend!

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • The Loop Shuttle
  • Bring your own car to campus or use a friend's car
  • RTA - Cleveland train system
  • The Rapid - Cleveland bus system
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • During school breaks, the Student Union offers free shuttle rides for students to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
  • Taxi
  • The Rapid - Cleveland bus system
  • The RTA - Cleveland train system
Local Taxi Services
Although taxi services are not used much by students, there are plenty to call; ABC Taxi Company, VIP Express Taxi Service, and AAA Taxi are just a few of the many companies in the area.
Did You Know?
If students book early enough, they can get a Mega Bus ticket for $1 on certain days!

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Campus Safety Services (CSS)
(216) 397-1234
Daily 24 hours

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

The Loop Shuttle

The Loop is organized by Residence Life and the Student Union.

(216) 397-4408 (questions)

(216) 397-1234 (after-hours concerns)

Friday 7 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-1 a.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

Bus service around the Cleveland area costs $2.25.

(216) 566-5148

(216) 566-5285

(216) 781-4757 TTY/TDD

1240 W. Sixth St., Cleveland

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

5300 Riverside Dr., Cleveland

(216) 265-6000

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


1465 Chester Ave., Cleveland

(216) 781-0520

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 46 responses

  • 28% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 37% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 30% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 2% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 2% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 45 responses

  • 2% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 24% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 71% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 2% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 27 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 27 responses

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

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 26 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 45 responses

  • 20% Very easy.
  • 69% Fairly easy.
  • 11% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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