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3 College Student

Transportation: a little sketchy at night

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Shuttles are available and places are nearby.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: The campus shuttle mainly goes around the Rutgers campus and the downtown area with one stop at njit

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation is very convinced just getting to the train station can be dangerous because of lack if police form school and the train station (Newark Penn station).

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Minutes for Newark Airport and Newark Penn Station.

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NJIT offers a "shopping van" service that shuttles students to and from ShopRite, Walmart, and several other such stores, so that they can purchase clothing, supplies, and food—generally stuff not offered on or near campus. This is the only transportation service offered by NJIT, but it is free. The Newark light rail is the cheapest means of transportation, allowing students to go across town for as little as 70 cents. The bus offers similar transportation, except it makes different stops than the light rail.

Long-distance travel can be done by bus. Students also have the option of taking the bus or light rail to the Newark Penn Station and taking a train—though long-distance train travel can be expensive.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • In a car, with a group
  • Light rail
  • Taxi/cab
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • By car (drive or call a cab)
  • Take the light rail to Newark-Penn Station; then, take the train to the airport.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

University Escort Service
(973) 596-3120
During the evening and after normal business hours

Public TransitWhat's This?

New Jersey Transit

Trains and buses run through the area.

(973) 275-5555 transit info

(800) 772-2287 automated information

(888) TIPS-NJT suspicious activity hotline

1 Penn Plaza E.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Newark Liberty International Airport

This airport is about 15 minutes from campus.

1 Brewster Road

(973) 961-6000

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


This station is only about five minutes from campus.

1 Penn RR Station

(973) 622-6740

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


This station isn't very far from campus-like five minutes.

1 Raymond Plaza W./Market St.

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 56 responses

  • 34% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 34% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 16% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 4% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 12% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 56 responses

  • 2% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 25% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 52% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 20% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 2% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 30 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 30 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 29 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 56 responses

  • 25% Very easy.
  • 59% Fairly easy.
  • 12% Fairly difficult.
  • 4% Very difficult.
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