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Transportation Services

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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.

Day Service Fixed Routes

White Line (South Campus Park and Ride Route)

Route map

Full Route Schedule 

NEXTbus Stop Codes

Days of Service:  Monday - Friday during Spring & Fall semesters.  Summer Service:  Monday - Friday 7:15 AM - 4:30 PM

Hours of Service:  7:10 AM - 6:00 PM

Service Frequency:  6 minute frequency 7:10 AM - 3:00 PM. 
                                 12 minute frequency 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please refer to NEXTbus for exact times.

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 Lot; Parking & Transportation Services (PTS); South Campus; Campus Evolution Villages; Creason Lot; Jones-Jaggers; Gary Ransdell Hall; MMTH; Helm Library; Grise Hall; EST; COHH; Cherry Hall; The Valley; DSU; Parking Structure 1; Parking Structure 2; and Keen Hall.

Red Line (North Campus Circulator Route)

Route map

Full Route Schedule

NEXTbus Stop Codes

Days of Service:  Monday - Friday during Spring and Fall semesters.
                             No service during Intersession Service & Holidays.

Hours of Service:  7:25 AM - 6:00 PM

Service Frequency:  10 minute frequency 7:25 AM - 3:00 PM.
                                  15 minute frequency 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Service Area:  Provides service to the main academic corridor on Normal and State Streets.  It covers the northern edge of campus toward downtown. 

Points of Interest:  Alumni Square Garage; The Columns; 11th Avenue; COHH; EST; Helm Library; Grise Hall; MMTH; Gary Ransdell Hall; PFT; University Blvd Lot; Jones Jaggers; and Creason Lot.

Evening Service Fixed Routes

Green Line

Route map

Full Route Schedule

NEXTbus Stop Codes

Days of Service:  Monday - Saturday during Spring and Fall  
Reduced Service during Intersession Service and Holidays.

Hours of Service:  6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Weekdays. 
                             4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Saturdays

Service Frequency:  20 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 Lot; South Campus; Campus Evolution Villages; Creason Lot; Gary Ransdell Hall; MMTH; Helm Library; Grise Hall; EST; COHH; 11th Avenue; The Columns; Alumni Square Garage; The Valley; DSU; Keen Hall; Big Lots; Kroger; Barnes & Noble; Walmart; Target; and Greenwood Mall.

Purple Line

Route Map

Full Route Schedule

NEXTbus Stop Codes

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:  20 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 Apartments; Daystar Village Apartments; Campus Pointe Apartments; College Suites; Overtime Sports Bar & Grill; Regents Drive and Normal Street; Chestnut Street and Ogden Drive; Tidball's; 8th Avenue and State Street; College Street and Park Row; 13th Avenue and College Street; The Valley; and Keen Hall.


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 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

(Campbell Lane Lot and South Campus Lot)

A convenient alternative to trying to find a parking space on campus is to use the South Campus Park and Ride Lots. This is a cost effective, time saving service.  Free transit service is provided from the Campbell Lane Lot or the South Campus Lot to main campus.

South Campus parking permits are only $50 per year.  South Campus permits are honored in the Campbell Lane Lot and the South Campus Lot.  In addition, South Campus permits are honored on the main campus in lots zoned "All Permits (AP)  and Commuter Lots (except PS2) after 2:00 PM. They are also honored in all zones (except Housing) after 4:30 PM.

The White Line routes 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

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

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  

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. 

Google Translate

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
    • 888-244-6111
    • 877-787-1989 (Customer Service for STS only)
  • Internet Relay:
  • CapTel: 
    • For CapTel Caller: Dial person you're calling directly
    • For Hearing Callers:  877-243-2823
  • WebCapTel: 
    • For WebCapTel Caller:  Log-in at
    • 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)
    • (Email)

For more information, visit the Kentucky Relay Service website.

Title VI Complaint Procedures

Title VI Public Notice to Beneficiaries

Title VI Complaint Procedure

Title VI Complaint Form

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE Program)

DBE Policy Statement





What's New?



Transit routes detoured due to construction on Normal Street 4/22 (3PM - 8PM).  The following bus stops will be closed. 
  • Uphill:  Gary Ransdell Hall, Helm Library, ES&T
  • Downhill:  COHH, Grise Hall, MMTH, PFT
The Red Line, White Line, and Green Line will utilize Regents Avenue, Chestnut Street, College Heights Blvd. and Avenue of Champions.  A temporary bus stop will be set up at the corner of Regents Avenue and Normal Street for access to both Gary Ransdell Hall and Mass Media.   Please check NEXTbus for up-to-date service announcements. 

Click HERE to view No Service and Limited Service Dates




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 Last Modified 4/21/15