Getting to and from campus couldn’t be easier! And it doesn’t get any cheaper than FREE! That’s right—with a valid UW-L, WWTC, or Viterbo Student I.D. card, students ride anywhere, anytime, on any MTU bus all over town! You’ll never have to fight for a parking spot on campus again! Or worry about traffic snarls. Or buy another parking sticker.
Who can ride the bus?
All UW-L, Western, and Viterbo students have unlimited access to any MTU bus--anytime, anywhere!
How do I prove I am a student?
Just show your valid UW–L , Western, or Viterbo Student I.D. card to the bus driver and you’re ready to go anywhere you like.
Why ride the bus?
First of all, you have unlimited access. That means you can ride any MTU bus, anytime, anywhere at no charge. Secondly, it’s fun. What a great way to avoid traffic, parking hassles and parking sticker costs! Riding the bus is easy and convenient. Chat with friends or roommates. Catch up on reading. Or just enjoy a break. You’ll even get to class on time!
Where do I catch the bus?
You can catch the bus at any MTU bus stop in town. Pick up a copy of the MTU Bus Schedule and find the nearest bus stop. If you’re not sure of the bus route or if you need help figuring out where or how to get a transfer bus, call (608) 789-7350 for assistance.
How often do the busses run?
Buses run on all campuses every 15 to 60 minutes depending on the day of the week and time of day. See the MTU Bus Schedule for exact times and routes.
Where can I get a copy of the MTU Bus Schedule?
At the UW-L Cartwright Center info desk, Security & Parking office, or Murphy Library, Western Student Services office, Viterbo Murphy Center main desk or Student Union, the front desk at your residence hall, or on any bus.
Can I ride only to and from campus?
No, you can ride any of six MTU routes all around town. You can easily transfer to other routes to get anywhere in La Crosse, La Crescent, French Island—including the airport—and the Mall area. See the map on the inside of this brochure for locations of campus bus stops.
When should I be at the bus stop?
Plan to be at your bus stop 5 minutes before your bus is scheduled to arrive. When the bus arrives, show your Student I.D. to the driver and take a seat.
When I'm on the bus, how do I signal the bus driver to stop at my destination?
When you see the bus getting close to your destination, pull the buzzer cord or push the buzzer tape located between the windows. Try to signal about one block before your destination so the driver has time to make a smooth, safe stop. Exit through the rear doors and step clear of the bus.
Can I bring my bicycle to campus?
No problem. Every MTU Bus is equipped with a bike rack. Just ride your bike to the bus stop, load it onto the bike rack at the front of the bus and you're set to go!
Do the buses run during school breaks and holidays?
Yes, they do. However, schedules are modified. Check the MTU Bus Schedule for exact routes and times—or call (608) 789-7350.