Board the Bus
Have your WMU Bronco ID Card ready to show to the driver as you board the bus. Wait at any bus stop sign or shelter. The bus will only stop at designated bus stops. Check the name and route number to make sure it is the bus you want.
Ride the Bus
Enjoy the ride! Read or listen to music, as long as you are wearing a headset and others cannot hear it. Please do not eat, drink or smoke on the buses. Pets, with the exception of guidance dogs, are not allowed on buses. Seats near the front of the coach are for senior or disabled passengers. If all the seats are full, please offer your seat to a senior or disabled passenger.
Exit the Bus
On Bronco Transit Brown, Gold, Oakland, and Parkview routes the bus will stop only at designated bus stops. The bus will stop at all Bronco Transit bus stops in order for students to board and exit the bus; there is no need to notify the driver that you need to exit at an upcoming stop.
On Metro Transit, the bus can stop at any bus stop sign or street corner where it is safe for you to exit the bus. On community buses, shortly before you reach your destination, you need to signal to the driver that you are ready to get off the bus by pushing the black or yellow strip located inside the bus between the windows. Exit the bus from the rear doors so that boarding passengers may enter through the front door.
Use the Buscycle
Available on both Bronco Transit and Metro Transit community routes. Remove loose items from the bike that could fall off. Tell the bus driver you will be loading your bike and load it from in front of the bus, not in the way of oncoming traffic. Squeeze the handle up to release the latch, then fold down the bike rack. Lift the bike onto the rack, fitting the wheels into the labeled wheel slots. Raise the support arm over the front tire so the hook rests at the highest point on the front wheel. Board the bus and enjoy the ride.
Lost and Found
Items left on Bronco Transit buses will stay there for the remainder of the week. Each Friday, items not claimed will be handed over to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) located at 511 Monroe Street.
The department of public safety offers two after hour services for students on campus:
||Monday–Sunday||6 p.m.–4 a.m.|
|Walking Escorts||Monday–Friday||8 p.m.–6 a.m.|
|Saturday & Sunday||6 p.m.–6 a.m.|
Call (269) 387-RIDE/7433 for assistance.
When a tornado warning is announced, Bronco Transit bus drivers have been instructed to park all buses by the closest designated tornado shelters along their route and to seek cover.
Lists of near-by on-campus shelters:
|College of Health and Human Services||basement tunnel — take 1st floor stairs
by room 1088
Travel Around Kalamazoo, Portage and other communities
View schedules online. Schedule racks are also located throughout the WMU campus at:
|Each Residence Hall||Waldo Library|
|Faunce Student Services||Parking Services|
|Buster's (Bernhard Center First Floor)||WMU Department of Public Safety|
|The Student Recreation Center||Seibert Administration Building|
Also check out our listing of Kalamazoo destinations and the amount of time to allocate to get there.