Transportation Resources

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Getting to and from campus couldn’t be easier! And it doesn’t get any cheaper than FREE! That’s right—with a valid UWL, WTC, or Viterbo Student I.D. card, students ride anywhere, anytime, on any MTU bus all over town!

Safe Ride Program

The Safe Ride bus offers a safe and convenient ride between downtown and campus on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. There are bus stops on and off campus, around town and downtown, which are marked with a maroon and silver Safe Ride bus stop sign. The Safe Ride bus circulates along the route every 15 minutes! More frequently late on Friday and Saturday nights! UWL and Viterbo Students, friends, and the general public ride for free on the Safe Ride bus. No Student ID is required. The service is funded in part by student fees at UWL and Viterbo.

La Crosse County Transportation Resources

This list provides public transportation, regional taxi services, intercity transportation, private-pay services, and more!

Financial Assistance for Transportation

Couleecap Education Program: Financial Support for Working Students

This program provides financial assistance for exam fees, laptops, books, equipment, tuition, childcare, or transportation. Students must be working part time, be 18+ years old, and meet income requirements.

Couleecap Work-n-Wheels Program

Provides zero interest auto loans to qualified low-income households. Participants must be currently employed and need a personal vehicle to get to and from their place of employment. Participants must agree to participate in Wisconsin Rideshare when possible.