Going away to college is an exciting and nerve-wracking time for students. They are in an unfamiliar place, trying to make new friends, socialize, and do well in their classes. The last thing they want to worry about is finding safe and reliable transportation on campus.
Implementing a campus shuttle system is becoming a popular transportation solution for many colleges, and here’s why!
Having shuttle buses available all day and night is a great way to keep students safe. Whether they are coming back from the library at 1 am after a long night studying or simply trying to make it on time to their 8 am class, all students deserve a safe way to get from point A to point B. This will prevent students from walking alone at odd night hours, potentially putting them in a dangerous situation.
Avoid Parking Stress
Many colleges don’t have enough parking for their students, which can cause stress and congestion on campus. A shuttle bus system that can pick up students who live close to school will make commuting unnecessary for some, relieving them of the burden of finding parking.
A shuttle is also perfect for students who go to school in colder states, where they will have to worry about driving in snowy conditions. Many students will feel safer taking a shuttle bus than driving on slippery, dangerous roads in their own car.
Most colleges tell first-year students they cannot bring a car to school. This can leave first years feeling isolated and trapped on campus if they don’t befriend someone with a car. It limits their ability to explore and get away from school. A school shuttle system can take students to nearby grocery stores, shopping centers, movie theaters, and other places they want to go, allowing them to get the full college experience and find their independence as young adults.
Northwest Bus Sales is here to help colleges establish an on-campus transportation program. Our wide selection of new and used shuttle buses can provide the vehicles you need to run a safe and reliable service for your students and staff!