KU students are pretty satisfied with the transportation around KU and Lawrence. The Student Senate passed a bill that slightly increased student fees in order to make campus buses free to anyone with an ID. Students used to have to pay for a $70 pass each semester, but now a bus permit isn't necessary!
Most freshmen take the bus to class from the dorms. While the walk is pleasant when the weather is nice, Kansas weather is often cause for concern. The walk to campus from anywhere around Lawrence can be hard because of the trek up the hill, so students really appreciate the buses. They also run later than most classes, so you can catch a ride home if you stay late on campus.