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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Good, but not the best

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: The shuttle service and Campus Escort have been great for the most part.

5 College Junior

Transportation: The campus shuttle an extremely easy way to travel across campus. Students use it all of the time because it is free, goes to the most popular places on campus, and it runs very frequently. Another very convenient option is the Campus Escort system, where you call for a ride and they will drop you off within a 2 mile radius of campus. This option makes it easy and safe to travel at night, especially if you are alone and don't feel comfortable walking alone.

3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: The campus shuttle is free and runs all day, and campus escort will drive you anywhere within 2 miles of campus after dark until 1 am--all you have to do is call them and it's free. There's a bus that goes around downtown that only costs a quarter too. Any farther away and you need a car, because the Reno public transportation system is not that great.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: the campus shuttle has a bad habit of bunching up and taking a very long time getting anywhere on the relatively small campus and there aren't enough shuttles running on the busy times of day, often times you have to wait through two shuttle arrivals to find one that has room.


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Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Catch a ride with a friend
  • RTC buses
  • Sierra Spirit
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Get a ride from a friend
  • RTC bus
  • Take a cab

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 220 responses

  • 61% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 30% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 8% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 0% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 219 responses

  • 4% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 13% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 73% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 9% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 1% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 110 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 110 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 109 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 219 responses

  • 29% Very easy.
  • 60% Fairly easy.
  • 10% Fairly difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.


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