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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Busses will take you anywhere, but you usually need to transfer atleast once or twice. Bus passes are half off, zip cars are almost always open, most kids have cars because their commuters, most residents have cars because they want them, they don't need them. All busses that go to the colleges terminal are trolleys, a nice touch. They only go to kenedy plaza in providence though ( they have stops by campus). If you want to go out side of providence you need to read up on the bus routs because they don't run 24/7 and can be time consuming rides at times.

3 College Junior

Transportation: There should be later RIPTA times leaving the campus on weeknights.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: I've never really taken transportation at school so I wouldn't know much about it

3 College Student

Transportation: The most popular transportation is the campus shuttle. It is free for students for every time we use the transportation however is included in the tution. The downfall of the shuttle is that it only transports the students around campus, not off. It runs in the same cycle every 30 minutes and can take you anywhere on campus, even if it's not listed.

3 College Junior

Transportation: RIC is a commuter school so not many students take the bus.


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How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 66 responses

  • 32% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 30% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 17% 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.
  • 18% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 65 responses

  • 17% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 14% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 63% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 6% 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 31 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 30 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 65 responses

  • 29% Very easy.
  • 60% Fairly easy.
  • 11% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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