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Welcome to Huskie Line of Northern Illinois University!
Whether you're going to class, work, shopping, or appointments, ride Huskie Line! Your friends and classmates ride more than 250,000 times a year. We welcome you aboard!

Detours & Alerts:

  • November 19, 2018 - HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:
  • Huskie Line will operate limited service beginning Wednesday, November 21st through Sunday, November 25th. The Route 16 and Route 17 will operate once per hour Wednesday, November 21st from 7:00a until 9:00p. There will be No Service on Thursday, November 22nd. The Route 16 and Route 17 will again operate once per hour Friday, November 23rd - Sunday, November 25th from 7:00a until 6:00p.

    The Elburn Shuttle will operate on Tuesday, November 20th, Wednesday, November 21st, and Sunday, November 25th as noted below. Tickets for the Elburn Shuttle must be purchased through NIU Tickets.

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  • August 13, 2018 - TRANSIT CHANGES:
  • Per the City of DeKalb's public website: The City of DeKalb, Voluntary Action Center (VAC), and Northern Illinois University (NIU) have been working together to restructure several TransVAC and Huskie Line bus routes in order to provide a better coordinated and on-time bus route system for the DeKalb metropolitan area, per the 2017 Transit Develop Plan published by the DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study (DSATS). In addition, a coordinated public transit fare system has been developed. These changes will be going into effect Monday, August 20, 2018.

    A map of the changes can be viewed below, or by clicking on the following link: DeKalb Transit Changes.

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  • April 5th, 2018 - HOLMES STUDENT CENTER BUS TURNAROUND CLOSURE:
  • Effective Saturday, May 12th, 2018, Huskie Line buses will not utilize the Holmes Student Center Bus Turnaround due to the renovations that will be occurring in the Student Center. All routes - including summer service - will begin and end at the DuSable Turnaround until further notice. The Route 6 and Route 7 will perform pick-ups & drop-offs on the east side of the Student Center at their designated locations; however, the bus will not layover at those stops. All layovers will occur at the DuSable Turnaround. If you have any questions about this adjustment, please contact our office at 815-758-6900. Thank you!

  • November 3rd, 2017 - FLAG STOPS:
  • As a way to ensure student safety on campus, Huskie Line evening routes will now offer Flag Stop service. Flag Stop service means that passengers have the ability "flag" a bus when not a designated bus stop. Passengers must stand in a safe location along the route, and signal the driver by waving their arm. The bus operators will do their very best to ensure that they can safely get to the location that the passenger is requesting the pick-up. Passengers should remain at the curb, and should not place themselves in an unsafe environment as a way to flag the bus. Students can also request to be let off at locations along the route that would place them closer to their final destination. Drop off locations along the route must also be safe locations as determined by the bus operator or their supervisor.

    Flag Stop service will be available from 8:00p - 12:00a, Monday - Thursday, and 6:00p - 12:00a, on Friday.

    Flag Stop service will be available from 7:00a - 12:00a on Saturday and Sunday for the Route 7 and Route 11.


  • August 25th, 2017:Welcome back, Huskies! Please take a moment to review our Bus Routes tab at the top of the page. You will note that the Route 1 and the Barsema Express routes have been removed. These routes have been replaced with a revamped version of the Route 2. Please refer to the Bus Routes tab and review the new map and routing for this route!

    The Route 4 also has some adjustments that have been made. The Route 4 has been split in to an early morning route, referred to as the Route 4 Express, and then the Route 4/5 will take over after that for the remainder of the day. Please review both of those maps on the Bus Routes tab, too!

    Finally, a second Route 7 has been added! The 7A will leave from the east side of the Holmes Student Center at the bottom of each hour beginning at 11:30a. The final lap for the 7a will occur at 6:30p. The 7A will operate from 11:30a - 7:30p, Monday - Friday.

    If you have not yet done so, please download the ETA Spot Application to your phone to keep track of where our buses are at, and when they will be at your stop! ETA Spot is available in both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

  • Click here to learn more about each of our bus routes!.

    Our office hours are between 8:00a and 4:30p Monday - Friday. In the event that you call outside of our designated office hours, please leave a voicemail, and we will return your call as soon as possible.
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