The shuttle/trolly vehicles are cramped with wooden bench seating and just circle the downtown and campus, too uncomfortable for the homeless apparently. Most riders are female, some are tourists but more are state workers or community college students.
I prefer a short drive to an uncomfortable fake trolly to my alternative public transit commute, a 50 min trip door to door with a transfer downtown. The transfer is even more of a killer than the homeless weirdness. I don't like being more than 30 min from my car--the idea of it makes me cranky. I hate getting stranded with the homeless downtown during rush hour when it's 100 degrees.
I am hoping that the public transportation options increase when all the university shuttle routes start back up in the fall, but I'm not willing to give up my car for commuting purposes yet.