At Western 85% of students ride WTA buses to get where they need to go.

Employees have unlimited, free rides on all WTA and Skagit Transit routes.

WTA bus, parked at station

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 Western Card ready.
  • 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.


Student Bus Pass

As a student, your Western Card also serves as a WTA bus pass and provides unlimited rides on all WTA and Skagit Transit bus routes.

Student Bus Pass

Employee Bus Pass

All employees are provided a free bus pass that offers unlimited rides on all WTA and Skagit Transit Bus routes.

Employee Bus Pass

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