There are several means of transportation to get students around the city. There are buses for local routes, and subways can get you to any of the other boroughs. Plus, the railroad can take you out of the city for a break from all of the hustle and bustle. Transportation is affordable, runs frequently, and connects with other means of transportation, which makes it possible to get basically anywhere in the city. There are several different routes that students can take to get on and off campus. Even though the fares go up, it is still worth it to take public transportation. Plus, it’s good for the environment.
It is not advised for students who are not familiar with the transportation to ride alone. It’s best to have a friend show you the ropes before you head out solo, because more than likely, you will get lost. Riding alone can be dangerous at times, especially late at night. To all non-New Yorkers, be warned: You may get turned off by the constant cramming, loud school kids, graffiti drawings, and odor of public transportation. But then again, that’s all just part of the experience. People travel from all over the world to fly around the streets in a wild taxi or pack themselves into a crowded subway car. It’s authentic New York.