Western Student Shuttle
The Western Student Shuttle is a late night shuttle service for Western students.
- A valid Western ID card is required to board
- This service is not affiliated with WTA
Service begins in September, on the Sunday before classes begin, and ends in June on the Saturday of Commencement.
The Student Shuttle does not operate during Summer Quarter, Thanksgiving vacation or Intersession Breaks.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday, 11pm - 3am; Sunday, 9pm - 3am
ROUTE A - Happy Valley
Departs Viking Union every 45 minutes serving
The Ridge, Rec Cntr, Campus Services, 21st, Donovan, 32nd, Sehome Village, Lincoln Crk P&R, Bill McDonald Pkwy(westbound), Campus, Downtown, Magnolia, and Billy Frank Jr. (formerly Indian St.)
This route does not serve Fred Meyer/Lakeway
ROUTE B - Fred Meyer/Lakeway
Departs Viking Union every 30 minutes serving
The Ridge, Rec Cntr, Campus Services, Bill McDonald Pkwy(eastbound), Lincoln Crk, Lakeway Cntr/Fred Meyer, Lakeway, Downtown, Magnolia, Billy Frank Jr. (formerly Indian St.), and Campus.
This route does not serve Happy Valley
For Downtown Service
- The shuttle stops on Railroad Avenue, outside the WTA station
Route A - Happy Valley
- Departs Viking Union every 45 minutes
- Reverses direction at Lincoln Crk P&R
- Serves Bill McDonald Pkwy westbound
- Serves Haggard Hall (for more frequent service cross the street to the Viking Union)
- Travels both directions through campus
- Sunday Service begins at 10pm
- Last service of the evening leaves Viking Union: Monday - Saturday 2:00am; Sunday 2:15am
Route B - Fred Meyer/Lakeway
- Departs Viking Union every 30 minutes
- Serves Fred Meyer/Lakeway
- Travels one direction, in a circle
- Serves Bill McDonald Pkwy eastbound
- Sunday Service begins at 9pm
- Last service of the evening leaves Viking Union: Every night 2:30am
Both the A & B Routes serve the Lincoln Crk P&R, Sehome Village, and the Campus area (from Downtown to the Campus Services building).
- If your destination is Happy Valley or Fred Meyer/Lakeway, know which shuttle you are boarding.
- If you need to transfer to reach your destination use a stop in one of the areas served by both routes.
- Check the schedule for the next arriving bus.
- Route A serves Haggard Hall every 45 minutes; for more frequent service cross the street to the Viking Union.
We look forward to constructive comments or ideas that may improve the service. Comments can be sent to AS.firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the Transportation Office at 360-650-7960.
- A Valid Western ID Card is required for boarding.
- Be respectful of the driver and other passengers on the shuttle. Abstaining from profanity is expected.
- Non-alcoholic beverages are allowed if they are in a closed container.
- Food cannot be consumed on the shuttle and should be kept in a closed container or wrapper.
One guest per student. The guest must be accompanied by a student with a valid Western Card.
Students with more than one guest may want to consider one of the many taxi services, including:
- AAA Taxi, 360-676-8300
- Blue Cab, 360-734-3787
- NW Town Car Service, 360-220-0207
- Yellow Cab, 360-733-8294
Refusal of Service
Drivers reserve the right to refuse service to any person who does not observe policies, shows the potential to cause harm to themselves or others, or interferes with vehicle safety.
- Items left on the bus will be taken to University Police Dispatch, located at Campus Services. Stop by or call 650-3555.
- Shuttle service may be canceled during inclement weather or other road emergency. For updated information call 360-650-7960 for a recorded message after hours. To receive a text message when shuttle service is cancelled text "follow wwushuttle" to 40404.
- To avoid missing the bus, arrive at your stop a few minutes early.
- Nightfall and rainy weather reduce visibility. If you are at an unlighted stop, wave at the driver or use the light on your cell phone to make sure you are seen.
The student shuttle is not affiliated with WTA.
For more information or to request disAbility accommodation, please contact Western Student Transportation at: (360) 650-7960 or via email at: AS.Transportation@wwu.edu.