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Written by Roswell Friend
There are many different options for transportation in Philly, as well as on campus. The escort service picks students up from parties and local streets. Even those that live off campus find that there are shuttles that routinely pick up and drop off around school. They run on a strict schedule, so students have to give themselves plenty of time. The main problems are that it only runs in a loop and doesn’t have many drivers. For travel specifically around the city, there are two subways: one going from north to south, and the other from east to west. There are also trolleys and buses, but experienced students caution only to use them if you have a good sense of direction. Always have a back-up plan with Philly’s transportation; there is constant construction on weekends. Students say that the SEPTA rails can also be worth trying if you want to spend the extra money.
If you’re out for the night, be aware that the city shuts down at midnight, so you must depend on a cab or a friend’s car. The best advice? Avoid taking a cab! The drivers always overcharge; they sometimes even try to charge a fee for every person in the car. They will also try to pull a fast one by taking the longest route possible. Temple is very accessible by public transportation, except if coming from Delaware Avenue. A cab ride from campus to Delaware Avenue should only cost $7; students learn the routes in order to make sure they aren’t getting ripped off. For those not so familiar with the city, they say the best thing to do is to remember 13th Street, which is the fastest way to get back to Temple.
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