A Look at University & College Transportation
A surprising number of college students don’t have their own transportation. Some ride bikes, use skateboards or even walk, but when they need to leave campus they go straight to the bus. Public transportation can pose a safety issue, even for some of the best colleges in the country.
Some campuses are in cold climates and find the weather to a problem. Some states live with freezing weather and storms that limit a student’s ability to get around. Many campuses are beginning to look at the benefit of investing in buses to take the pressure off students. Montana has begun taking steps to ease transportation for its college students. Montana is known for its extreme weather and adequate transportation is critical. WNYC.org reports the University of Montana-Missoula began looking at transportation when they realized they needed more parking but didn’t have the land.
Green transportation is a great option for campuses looking to consider a hybrid option. Reducing emissions with the use of batteries and electric motors improves efficiency. California is leading the way in emissions standards and other states are following suit. California hasn’t always had the cleanest air, but things are changing, allowing the golden state a cleaner, greener way of life.
Universities with large campuses are finding the value in owning their own fleet of buses. Safety is one of the key things families look at when sending their children off to school. Knowing there is an easy yet safe way to get to and from school, especially when families are sending their kids off for the first time, is priceless.
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