COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi University for Women is currently surveying students to see if a new transit system would be utilized by students, faculty and staff.
Students who either commute or find on campus parking challenging; embrace the idea of a potentially new transportation option.
"I think it's a good option for students because parking being is so hard to get," said student Krista Green. "It would be a good option for them to have to be able to commute onto campus."
"It wouldn't take up so much parking because so many students have to drive up here. So, it's harder for students who live on campus to find parking spots, and it would be easier when it rains to get around places," agreed Haley Benson, student.
Another benefit for students who would utilize the new transportation is saving money on filling up their own tank of gas.
"Personally for me gas is kind of expensive," adds Timothy Mbogo, student. "I tend to walk around more than I drive around so that would definitely be a benefit for me."
In the event that MUW decides to go along for the ride with Lawrence Transit System, and partner up with the city of Columbus, then a bus stop would be built somewhere on College Street or near the front entrance of the campus.
"A lot of the roads are one ways and the busses are a little bit bigger than a regular vehicle. We would hate to start congesting traffic, so they would definitely just stop in front of campus and drop and pick-up there," explained Director of Community Living Sirena Cantrell.
With enrollment up and the possibility of bus routes; it's just another sign that MUW is growing.
"All growing campuses need to add a bussing system," adds Benson. "You can see the -W- has many, many new students and we continue to grow. We have a lot of transfer students, so it would just be easier to keep up with everybody else like [Mississippi] State and Alabama and just add a bussing system for students."
A decision by MUW officials is expected to be made sometime within the next month or two.