Starlight Shuttle

New This Year - The Starlight Shuttle!

The Starlight Shuttle provides Western students a ride after the WTA buses stop running for the day. It is funded through the Alternative Transportation Fee and students do not pay an additional fare when riding the shuttle. The service is on-demand meaning it will pick you up where you are and take you where you want to go. Service is available in a geofenced area that is approximately a five mile radius around campus.

  • Request a ride in the following ways
    • using the TransLoc app and your Western email address
    • online at
    • by calling the dispatcher at 206-638-7124
  • Shuttle Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:30 pm - 2:30 am and Sunday, 9 pm - 2 am
  • To ride the Starlight Shuttle show the shuttle driver your Western ID card when you board.    
  • Service begins in September on the Sunday before classes begin and ends in June on the Saturday following finals.
    • There is no shuttle service during summer quarter, Thanksgiving (Thurs-Sat), and winter and spring breaks.
  • Service may be canceled when weather causes dangerous road conditions. 

Starlight Shuttle Policies - These policies were developed by WWU students for student comfort and safety

  • A Western ID Card with your picture on it is required for boarding
    • This is for your safety, please don't expect the shuttle driver to let you board without it.
  • When masks are required in interior spaces on campus, they are required on the shuttle.
  • Be respectful of the driver and other passengers. Abstaining from profanity is expected.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages are allowed if they are in a closed container.
  • Food can be carried, but not consumed on the shuttle. Please keep it in a closed container or wrapper.
  • One guest is allowed per WWU student showing their Western ID Card.
    • The WWU student is responsible for their guest.
    • Students with multiple guests may want to use a taxi, Uber, or Lyft.

Lost & Found

  • Items left on the shuttles will be taken to University Police Dispatch (360-650-3555). Dispatch is open 24/7 and is located in the Campus Services Building at the corner of Bill McDonald Parkway and 21st Street.

Refusal of Service

  • Drivers reserve the right to refuse service to any person who does not observe policies, shows the potential to cause harm to themselves or others, or interferes with vehicle safety.

This service has no affiliation with Whatcom Transit Authority.