- Overview for 2017-2018
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WKU Transportation Services is committed to providing safe, courteous, and efficient transportation for students, faculty, staff, and the general public to the WKU campus. A variety of transit services are provided for the WKU community. Service is FREE to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Two fixed day service routes (White Line and Red Line) move passengers from point to point around campus.
Two off-campus routes (Green Line and Purple Line) are used to transport passengers to and from area shopping, recreation, and housing centers.
Para-transit service is provided for disabled passengers and requires an ADA boarding pass, which is available at the PTS office at no charge. All Topper Transit buses are wheelchair lift equipped.
White Line (South Campus Park n' Ride)
Days of Service: Monday - Friday during Spring and Fall semesters. No service during Intersession service or Holidays. Limited summer service.
Hours of Service: 7:15 AM - 6:00 PM
- 6 minute frequency 7:15 AM - 3:00 PM
- 12 minute frequency 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Service Area: Travels between Main and South Campus. It covers the central part of Main campus, traveling up Normal Street and down College Heights Blvd.
Points of Interest: Campbell Lane; South Campus; Campus Evolution Villages; Creason Lot; Jones Jaggers; University Blvd Lot; Gary Ransdell Hall; Helm Library; EST; Cherry Hall; The Valley; DSU; and Keen Hall.
Red Line (North Campus Circulator Route)
Days of Service: Monday - Friday during Fall and Spring semesters. No service during Intersession service or Holidays.
Hours of Service: 7:20 AM - 8:25 PM
- 10 minute frequency 7:20 AM - 3:30 PM
- 20 minute frequency 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
- 40 minute frequency 6:00 PM - 8.25 PM
Service Area: Provides service to the main academic corridor on Normal and State Streets. It covers the northern edge of campus toward downtown. It also serves the Commuter C1 Russellville Road West Lot.
Points of Interest: Russellville Road West Lot; Jones Jaggers; University Blvd Lot; Gary Ransdell Hall; Helm Library; EST; 11th Ave & College St; The Columns; Alumni Square Garage; COHH; Grise Hall; MMTH; and PFT.
Days of Service: Monday - Saturday during Fall and Spring Semesters. Reduced service during Intersession service and Holidays.
Hours of Service:
- 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Weekdays
- 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Saturdays
- 30 minute frequency weekdays
- 60 minute frequency Saturdays
Service Area: The Green Line provides shuttle service from the Main Campus to South Campus and then shopping destinations along Campbell Lane.
Points of Interest: Campbell Lane; South Campus; Campus Evolution Villages; University Blvd. Lot; Gary Ransdell Hall; Helm Library; EST; Augenstein Alumni Center; The Valley; DSU; Keen Hall; Campus Evolution Villages; Kroger; Walmart; and Greenwood Mall
SGA Safe Ride (Purple Line)
Days of Service: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights during Fall and Spring Semesters. No Service during Intersession service and Holidays.
Hours of Service: 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Service Frequency: 30 minute frequency.
Service Area: The Purple Line provides late evening shuttle service from the Main Campus to downtown along Chestnut and College Street and to off campus housing on Creason Drive and Campbell Lane.
Points of Interest: Pointe at Western Apts; Daystar Village Apts; Campus Pointe Apts; Overtime; College Suites; Campus Evolution Villages; Regents Ave & Normal St; Chestnut St. & Ogden Ave; Chestnut Street North Lot; Tidball’s; 8th Ave & State St; College St & Park Row; College St & 13th Ave; The Valley; and Keen Hall.
Sunday Shuttle (South Campus to Main Campus)
Days of Service: Sunday evening
Hours of Service: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Service Frequency: 15 minute frequency.
Service Area: The Sunday Shuttle provides evening shuttle service from South Campus to Main Campus.
Points of Interest: Campbell Lane; South Campus; Gary Ransdell Hall; Honors College; The Valley; DSU; Keen Hall; and Jones Jaggers.
Topper Transit utilizes the latest in tracking technology. The NextBus system uses a geo-positioning system to track the location of each bus, on each route, and relay that information, in real-time, back to the information center. The system takes the guesswork out of the arrival times of the buses to particular stops.
Riders can simply call (270) 392-3193, enter the bus stop code, and listen to the arrival time of the next bus to that location. Riders with internet accessibility can log on to http://www.nextbus.com/wku to obtain the same information.
The bus stop codes needed to operate the system can be found at each campus stop on all four routes: White Line, Red Line, Green Line, and Purple Line.
Note: Off campus Shopping Shuttle stops may not be currently identified with a sign. Each bus is supplied with a ride guide.
South Campus Park and Ride Lots (C2 Permit)
A convenient alternative to trying to find a parking space on campus is to use the South Campus Park and Ride Lots (C2 Permit). This is a cost effective, time saving service. Free transit service is provided by the WHITE LINE from the Campbell Lane Lot or the South Campus Lot to main campus.
C2 Permits are only $50 per year and allow parking in the Campbell Lane and South Campus Lots at all times. After 2 PM, C2 Permits are honored on the main campus in C1 lots and lots zoned AP - "All Permits." After 4:30 PM, C2 permits are valid in all lots except Housing.
The WHITE LINE provide transit service approximately every 6 minutes during peak service. Bus stops are conveniently located around the perimeter of campus and provide near "front door" service to many academic and residential buildings.
The South Campus Park and Ride service is recommended for commuting students who arrive to campus between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM.
Note: It is the only permit available to students enrolled in the Gatton Academy of Math and Science. This permit is not recommended for other Housing residents.
Para-transit service is an on-call service available to faculty, staff, and students with a temporary or permanent disability who do not have reasonable access to shuttle services. All Topper Transit buses are wheelchair lift equipped. This option is determined on a case by case basis through the Parking & Transportation Department. Registration is required. For more information, call 270-745-2361.
GObg, Bowling Green's public transit system, provides paratransit service throughout the City of Bowling Green. For more information, contact the GObg Office at 270-782-3162 or e-mail them at mailto:email@example.com
GObg Public Transit
The City of Bowling Green offers public transit service to its citizens as GObg. The GObg routes extend to the WKU campus with several popular stops. The GObg purple line includes transportation to area supermarkets and local apartment complexes. To learn more about the service, go to http://www.casoky.org/transportation.
Unlimited ride bus passes, for a full semester, are available at the PTS office for only $10.00. Get yours today and see just how easy it is to be car-free on campus.
Language Assistance Provided at No Cost
For translated languages, WKU Parking and Transportation Services uses "Google Translate." This is a FREE utility. It has 71 supported languages that translates text from one language into another. You simply type in one language and select the language in which you want the text to be translated.
Kentucky Relay Services
Kentucky Relay is a free public service for communication between standard (voice) users and persons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, and speech-disabled using text telephones (TTYs) or PCs via the Internet.
- TTY Users: 7-1-1 or 800-648-6056
- Hearing Users: 7-1-1or 800-648-6057
- TeleBraille Relay: 7-1-1 or 800-648-6056
- Spanish Relay:
- 711 or
- 866-490-4403 (Spanish-to-Spanish)
- 866-648-5946 (Spanish-to-English)
- Voice Carry-Over (VCO): 7-1-1 or 866-648-5926
- Hearing Carry-Over (HCO): 7-1-1 or 800-648-6056
- Speech-to-Speech (STS):
- 7-1-1 or
- 877-787-1989 (Customer Service for STS only)
- Internet Relay: www.sprintip.com
- For CapTel Caller: Dial person you're calling directly
- For Hearing Callers: 877-243-2823
- For WebCapTel Caller: Log-in at www.sprintcaptel.com
- For Hearing Callers: 800-933-7219
- 900 Services: 900-230-5369
- Kentucky Relay Customer Service:
- 800-676-3777 (TTY / Voice / ASCII)
- 800-676-4290 (Espanol - TTY/ Voz / ASCII)
- Sprint.TRSCustServ@sprint.com (Email)
For more information, visit the Kentucky Relay Service website.
Title VI Complaint Procedures
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE Program)
- Green Line will operate on a 1-hour frequency from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays ONLY. Last round begins at Campbell Lane Lot at 7:00 PM.
- Transit service between Main Campus and South Campus, as well as ADA service, will
be on call only. Please call 270-745-2361 for pick-up.
- 7:30AM to 4PM Monday –Thursday
- 7:30AM to 12:30PM Friday
White Line Valley Bus Stop Moved
The White Line Valley bus stop has been moved to the College Heights Blvd intersection stop sign across from Parking Structure 1 due to the Hilltopper Hall construction project. The White Line will no longer serve the old bus stop.
Green Line Express Discontinued
Transit Green Line Express Discontinued Effective Monday, March 20th, the WKU Green Line Express shopping shuttle (2PM -6PM weekdays) will be discontinued. Students can still reach the destinations served by the Topper Transit Green Line Express by using the GObg Public Transit Purple Line (Route 5).
The GObg Purple Line runs from 7:30AM to 5:15PM weekdays and stops at the WKU Campbell Lane bus stop. The route serves Krogers, Aldi’s Food Store, Walmart, Target, Greenwood Mall, McDonald’s, Meijers, several apartment complexes, and the new Nashville Rd Graves Gilbert Clinic. To use the GObg Purple line, take the Topper Transit White Line (7:15AM – 6PM weekdays) from Main Campus to the Campbell Lane bus stop.
Students can pay individual fares to ride GObg buses or purchase discounted GObg semester passes from Parking and Transportation Services for $10/semester. GObg has six bus routes reaching many major destinations within Bowling Green. For more information on GObg routes and services, visit http://www.casoky.org/transportation.
The WKU Green Line will not be affected by this change. The evening Topper Transit Green Line will continue to provide service from 6PM – 10PM weekdays and 4PM – 8PM on Saturdays.
Click HERE for Alternate Schedules
Transit Drivers Wanted
No Experience Necessary
To apply, go to www.wku.edu/employment
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