Students at Mount Royal University have become more tech-centered when it comes to transportation. Traditional ways of driving your own car to school are becoming a thing of the past. This is because students like Hudson Ukass are saying that “having a vehicle at school is very expensive.”
Students now have the option to use their phone apps with ease to get them to school. Students who live on campus are also utilizing this new type of transportation. Mount Royal University resident, Hudson Ukass, uses a Car2go as his source of transportation. Ukass said that he is “from Invermere, BC so bringing a car over would cost a lot with parking and gas.”
Another form of transportation that some students use is the U-Pass. Students that are registered for 9 or more credit courses are given a U-Pass which grants full access to transit services. Hudson says that he “takes the bus but if [he] ever need to go anywhere specific or fast [he] will usually take a Car2go.”
Mount Royal University has designated areas for people to park and pick up Car2go’s vehicles. These vehicles can be accessed through the app or online. The car can be rented by the minute from $0.32 to $0.45.
The Differences between prices are depending on the type of vehicle being driven. They have the Smart Fortwo which is a smaller vehicle that is meant for two people. Mercedes-Benz CLA is the other vehicle that can hold up to five people.
Car2Go’s popularity with students is because of the expenses that they have to worry about other than cars. Driving your own car in today’s society has become expensive. Parking at Mount Royal University is anywhere between $390.48 to $514.29 per semester.
This is just another cost added on to the other expenses it takes to have a car. Car insurance is another price to pay for people who own a car. Some students are avoiding these prices by taking Car2go as their transportation method to school.
This app can help students in finding parking spots easier.
Since the campus has limited parking areas with a selected amount of parking passes this makes it hard to find a spot sometimes. When it comes to the Car2go there is a specified area in front of the Wyckham house as well as residential building A.
This is beneficial to the students who drive the car because they will always have a spot. There is no need to worry about finding a spot in the parking lot.
Car2go has become more a popular form of transportation on MRU campus. Over time it will be interesting to see what new technology will replace the tradition of owning your own car.