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Taylor Street Plaza will continue to have its current bus stop. The bus stop will now be served by Huskie Route 16, rather than the VAC Green Line. Passengers can stay on the Rt. 16 bus which will become Rt. 17 at Holmes. Rt. 17 from the north will become Rt. 16 at Holmes when traveling south back to Taylor St.
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For Riders who got on the DeKalb Green Line along 7th Street, Taylor Street, and Downtown DeKalb, transit services will now be provided by HuskieLine on new Routes 16 and 17. 16 will make a circular route from the Holmes Student Center, through downtown DeKalb, and down to Taylor Street. Route 17 will travel north and south from the Holmes Student Center, through downtown DeKalb and up to the commercial business along Sycamore Rd. (IL-23). Riders will be able to stay on the bus to transfer between Routes 16 & 17. The route will automatically change at the Holmes Student Center.
For those who wish to understand a little more about how this alternating bus route system will work, the system will use a system known in the transit business as interlining. Interlining refers to how Huskieline buses will alternate between operating a two Route 16’s and then operating a Route 17. From 7:00a until 11:00a, Huskieline's 2 buses will operate as follows:
Huskie Line Bus 1 (7am to 11am):
Huskie Line Bus 2 (7am to 11am):
Beginning at 11:00a and extending through 8:00p, the bus will alternate one Route 16 and then one Route 17. This will be a Huskie Line 3 buses system, which will operate as follows:
Huskie Line Bus 1 (11 am to 8 pm):
Huskie Line Bus 2 (11 am to 8 pm):
Huskie Line Bus 3 (11 am to 8 pm):
While the DCHD complex will no longer have a regular bus stop, Route 18 will stop at the DCHD from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during weekdays. A new Rt. 25 has been developed and will serve the DCHD for passengers along the fixed route corridor. Route 25 will be a flex route and will leave the DCHD at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. As a flex route with no set timetables, Route 25 will take passengers to destinations along the fixed route corridor upon request. In addition, Route 25 can be routed ahead of time upon request to bring passengers to the DCHD between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
The Green Line will be renamed Route 18 and will serve Dresser Court Apartments residents at the Dresser Court Apartments bus stop in the morning from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The new Rt. 25 is flex route that will serve Dresser Ct in the afternoon and take people directly to their destination in the fixed route service area. It will also pick up people returning to Dresser Ct.
This is correct. People who use the new Route 18 in northwest DeKalb will have to transfer to Route 17 at one of the bus stops along Sycamore Road in order to get to Downtown DeKalb or the NIU Campus. Other Green Route passengers may have a more direct trip to downtown via Rt. 16 and/or Rt. 17.
This is correct. The Current VAC Blue Line will be the only bus route to serve the clinic. Persons going to the Clinic will have to transfer to the Blue Line at Wal-Mart to go there. Route 18 will continue to serve the Kishwaukee Hospital. There will be a timed transfer at Walmart to minimize the wait time between Rt. 21 (Blue) and Rt 17 and Rt. 18.
Once the new weekend service is started on September 1, 2018, the weekend University Village shuttle will be eliminated. The Route 18 bus will serve the University Village on both weekdays and weekends.
During the first few days of the changes, there will be additional staff riding all buses to explain the changes and assist passengers in getting to their destinations. All route and fare changes begin Monday, August 20, 2018. Full weekend bus service begins Saturday, September 1, 2018.