Traveller Safe Ride Program

Transporting nearly 2,000 students every week

Traveller serves the W&L Community as a safe ride system. Traveller Dispatch deploys three vehicles upon request within five (5) miles of campus with the exception of Exam Periods, Breaks, and Inclement Weather to assist those who are not living near a bus stop, or need a ride when the buses are not running, seven nights a week, from 10 PM to 2AM using a student dispatch system with a single call number (458-8900). If within reasonable walking distance to a bus stop, all are expected to use the Bus Transit System when available. In addition to this service, Traveller Transit provides four 28 passenger mini-buses that run on a fixed route on Wed/Fri/Sat from 10pm to 2am. Limited Transit Bus service will also operate on Mondays during Spring Term only. Please do not phone the dispatch center for bus information, they operate as two separate systems, and dispatchers do not have bus information.

The Traveller conduct system is in effect for all Traveller Express and Traveller Dispatch services. Behavioral expectations are posted in all buses as well as described in the Traveller Conduct Code, and are as follows:

  1. No alcohol or unsealed beverages on any Traveller vehicle.
  2. Treat Drivers/Dispatchers/Monitors with respect.
  3. One person to a seat (No standing in the aisles).
  4. No roughhousing or fighting.

Any on-duty Traveller employee (including drivers, dispatchers, and monitors) may issue sanctions to students who do not adhere to these expectations. Please keep in mind that falsely identifying yourself may be considered an honor violation, and all such cases will be submitted to the EC. All students are expected to pay the fines associated with the sanctions within in four weeks of the incident. Failure to pay the fines will result in a second sanction. Any student who receives three sanctions will be banned from Traveller for a calendar year.

Thank you for your cooperation as we enforce these policies. For more specific information please click on the left on the link to the entire Conduct Policy document, or contact any of the Traveller chairs for more information at: traveller@wlu.edu.

The last operating day will be May 15th.

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