There is much controversy and frustration at Rutgers University, amongst its students revolving around transportation. As an active student I can attest to the fact that traffic and the bus system in general are at times unbearable. I can only speculate how stressful the transportation and general traffic are for students who commute. I do however believe that despite some necessary changes, the overall bus system is at the very least adequate enough. The absolute densest and greatest source of traffic I have come across as a student for the last four years is the bust stop located on the Cook Douglass Campus, on George Street. This bus stop, particularly during the rush hours requires a large degree of patience. One can find themselves waiting up to thirty to forty five minutes just to get on a bus. The College Ave bus stop from the student center to Scott Hall is also problematic. Other then these two locations however bus travel as a student general requires time management and leaving before one has a very brief period before they are late to class. As a student who has all his classes on the College Ave Campus and also lives in New Brunswick I find myself relying less on the bus system and walking to my classes except when a spirit of laziness overtakes me.
With tuition hikes going up at the University each year, and the money primarily being allocated to fund the Rutgers Football program, I feel that it would not be financially unfeasible for the school to invest in more buses for the convenience of students. Some may argue that this is unnecessary as buses only crowd during the early weeks of the semester. Yet far too often students are required to leave hours before their class when it is on a different campus, simply because of three factors. The frequency of buses filling up, traffic and the long wait for buses going from one campus to another. At noon, one, four and during rush hours the bus system is a tough commute for students going to and from class. The investment in new sources of transportation, the construction of classes close to dormitory buildings requiring a greater emphasis on walking and having a greater quantity of buses would alleviate the misery of many students and faculty at Rutgers University.