Will I have to change buses to go from the South side of DeKalb (Taylor St.) to the Commercial Businesses on Sycamore Rd.?

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):

  • 7:00a – 7:30a (Route 16)
  • 7:30a – 8:00a (Route 16)
  • 8:00a – 9:00a (Route 17)
  • 9:00a – 9:30a (Route 16)
  • 9:30a – 10:00a (Route 16)
  • 10:00a – 11:00a (Route 17)

Huskie Line Bus 2 (7am to 11am):

  • 7:00a – 8:00a (Route 17)
  • 8:00a – 8:30a (Route 16)
  • 8:30a – 9:00a (Route 16)
  • 9:00a – 10:00a (Route 17)
  • 10:00a – 10:30a (Route 16)
  • 10:30a – 11:00a (Route 16)

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):

  • 11:00a – 12:00p (Route 17)
  • 12:00p – 12:30p (Route 16)
  • 12:30p – 1:30p (Route 17)
  • 1:30p – 2:00p (Route 16)
  • 2:00p – 3:00p (Route 17)
  • Etc.

Huskie Line Bus 2 (11 am to 8 pm):

  • 11:00a – 11:30a (Route 16)
  • 11:30p – 12:30p (Route 17)
  • 12:30p – 1:00p Route 16)
  • 1:00p – 2:00p (Route 17)
  • 2:00p – 2:30p (Route 16)
  • 2:30p – 3:30p (Route 17)
  • Etc.

Huskie Line Bus 3 (11 am to 8 pm):

  • 11:30a – 12:00p (Route 16)
  • 12:00p – 1:00p (Route 17)
  • 1:00p – 1:30p (Route 16)
  • 1:30p – 2:30p (Route 17)
  • 2:30p – 3:00p (Route 16)
  • Etc.


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1. Will Taylor Street Plaza lose its bus stop?
2. Will I have to change buses to go from the South side of DeKalb (Taylor St.) to the Commercial Businesses on Sycamore Rd.?
3. Will the DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) Complex lose its bus stop?
4. Will Dresser Court Apartments lose its Bus Stop?
5. Will the revised Green Line (Route 18) no longer serve downtown DeKalb?
6. Will the Current Green Line no longer serve the KishHealth System Physician Group, DeKalb Clinic?
7. Will the University Village weekend shuttle be eliminated?
8. Will there be someone available to explain these transit changes to me?