james18 wrote:Hi all!
Just wanted to introduce myself to all my future classmates. Sent in deposit form right at the deadline.
Quick question for any current students:
I'm looking to possibly live up by the med school for a variety of reasons, and I was wondering how efficient and convenient the bus system really is. The place is close to a stop, but how often do the buses run? Does bad weather cause any significant delays? I have no problem walking the mile or so on days with decent weather, but if I'm running late or it's really nasty outside, I'd prefer to grab a bus. Is that really feasible?
I believe all the busses run every 30 minutes. Most of the time, the bus will be on time or within about 2-3 minutes, but every once in a while (5-10% of the time?) its like 5-10 minutes late. The bus will take you along its route and end up at the bus station which is about a 7 minute walk from the Quad. Else, they time all the busses to get to the station at the same time so you should be able to jump off your bus and right onto the one that goes past the law school.
Even in the winter weather, however, I found it usually saved time just to walk to class. This is because I would get ready and find myself with about 5-10 minutes before the bus would arrive. Plus the bus might be a few minutes late. Plus it takes about 5 minutes to transfer. So in the end, biting the bullet and taking the 20 minute walk as soon as I was ready usually got me to the school quicker.
I definitely recommend a bike for the warmer months.