of the rapidly developing public health situation with COVID-19, the City of
DeKalb Public Transit System, in partnership with TransVAC and Huskie Line,
will be temporarily offering free rides to all passengers on all fixed route,
deviated fixed route and paratransit services.
Fare free rides will begin Wednesday, March 18th and shall continue through Tuesday, March 31st.
free rides encourages social distancing by eliminating the need for Bus
Operators to handle cash, coin, and transfer slips with passengers. Free rides will also allow parents the
ability to travel to various meal distribution sites with their children while local schools are not in session
to provide daily lunches. While we do
encourage all passengers to stay home if they are sick or able to do so, we
recognize that may not be possible for everyone, so the City of DeKalb Public
Transit System is removing barriers to help those in need to get to important
destinations, such as work, grocery stores, and assistance centers.
of DeKalb Public Transit System is currently operating on a Special Break
Service schedule to accommodate Northern Illinois University’s recent decision
to suspend face-to-face instruction.
TransVAC and Huskie Line staff continue to employ sanitation efforts
throughout their vehicles.
monitoring the situation closely and are prepared to increase our efforts to
protect employees and passengers as the situation evolves. We ask that all passengers also do their part
to stop the spread of infection by following recommendations set forth by the DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD), such as washing hands
regularly and staying home when sick.
receive more information about the transit services available, please contact: