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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There's a shuttle around campus and to UGates. Other than that people usually walk around campus or drive to anything off campus

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Really, there's just "The E". It's just a bus system that goes around campus, but if you live on campus, you will never have to take it, it's mainly for those who live at UGates (off campus apartments)

3 College Student

Transportation: I always see people using the taxis or the bus that travels all over Erie. Seems like they are very accessible to those in need.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: We have a system called the e-bus and it goes all over our city and has set times and places they will always be and it runs 24 hours a day. When you show your ID it is free to ride the bus. A lot of students here have cars.

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4 College Student

Transportation: Many people commute from home and school by bus or car. Although some do fly back home.


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Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bike
  • Drive yourself
  • Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority (EMTA) buses
  • Get a ride from a friend
  • Walk
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Have a friend drive you
  • Taxi

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Escort Service
Daily during nighttime hours

Public TransitWhat's This?

Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority

Routes 26/15 serve campus. Students can purchase tokens at the Reed Union Building Information Desk.

(814) 452-3515

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Erie International Airport

The airport is about 12 miles from campus.

4411 W. 12th St., Erie

(814) 833-4258

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


The station is approximately six miles from campus.

208 E. Bayfront Pkwy

(814) 453-2171

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


The station is approximately six miles from campus.

125 W. 14th St.

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 51 responses

  • 41% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 35% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 12% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 6% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 6% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 52 responses

  • 21% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 35% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 42% 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 22 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 22 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 22 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 52 responses

  • 21% Very easy.
  • 60% Fairly easy.
  • 19% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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