WTA Bus

The Alternative Transportation Fee was waived for summer quarter. To learn more about how this changes the student bus pass program check out this information page.

WTA bus, parked at station

At Western, 85% of students ride Whatcom Transit Authority (WTA) buses to get where they need to go.

WTA Service to WWU WTA BusTracker Schedules & Trip Planner  Trip Planning Assistance

How to Ride the Bus

  • Familiarize yourself with the bus route and schedule you will be using.
  • Plan to be at your stop a few minutes before the bus is expected to arrive; schedules are estimates and your bus may arrive a few minutes earlier or later.
  • Have your bus pass or exact fare ready. Drivers cannot make change.
  • When the bus approaches, check the route number and destination (shown above the front window) to be sure it is your bus.
  • To get off the bus, about a block before your stop pull the yellow bell cord above the window to alert the driver.
  • Drivers are available to answer any questions you may have about the route and connections.

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Student Bus Pass

Your Western ID card also serves as a WTA bus pass and provides unlimited rides on all WTA bus routes.

Student Bus Pass

Employee Bus Pass

Your Western ID card also serves as a WTA bus pass and provides unlimited rides on all WTA bus routes.

Employee Bus Pass

Have a question about riding the bus?