Free city transit system expands to include Wichita State

 
  • Students, faculty and staff will be able to ride city buses throughout Wichita for free.
  • Anyone on campus -- and anyone wanting to travel to campus -- will now also be able to travel to and from downtown through a new Q-Line Connector shuttle.
  • The city and WSU have partnered for a new campus/city bus route.

Q Trolley line map


A new partnership between Wichita State University and Wichita Transit will allow students, faculty and staff of WSU and WSU Tech to ride city buses for free and travel to and from campus on weekend evenings on the Q-Line Trolley service.

Bus route details: Beginning Jan. 22, WSU students, faculty and staff can ride any Wichita Transit regular fixed-route bus for free during normal operating hours by presenting a valid Shocker ID to the driver.

Also, a new bus route, referred to as Route 202, will connect the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, WSU's main campus and WSU South. The route will travel north and south on Oliver without connecting to the Wichita Transit Center. Service will run on an hourly schedule Monday through Friday beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending each day after the conclusion of WSU evening classes.

Route 202 will operate similarly to the other transit bus route in that it will be open to the public and stop at marked bus stops along Oliver between East 29th Street North and East Harry Street. The route will cross six other fixed-transit routes, providing multiple connection options to the Transit Center.

Q-Line trolley service details: Anyone on campus -- and anyone wanting to travel to campus -- will now also be able to travel to and from downtown through a new Q-Line Connector shuttle. The free shuttle will run every 10-15 minutes from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays during the spring semester, picking people up at Braeburn Square, Shocker Hall and The Flats at WSU and taking them to a stop on Hillside and Douglas Avenue, which then connects to a Q trolley and right into downtown and Old Town.


Complete route and schedule information