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Go West Statistics
FY-2019 Ridership to Date  24,472
Since 2/22/99 27.033 million
Estimate for FY19 1.0 million
Change from FY18 to FY19 -25%
Change over 5 year Trend -46%
ALL-TIME weekly record 71,156 (Oct 24 - 30, 2011)
ALL-TIME daily record 15,885 (Oct 29, 2011)
Weekly ridership 1999-2000 19,876
Weekly "in session" ridership FY -2018 30,735
Total Ridership FY-2018 1,075,577
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Additional Amtrak Runs will occur on Monday September 3rd.

Both AM and PM arrival trains will be met.


Homecoming weekend:  September 28 and 29

Purple Night will run until 2:00 AM on Friday, and Saturday.


Running 2018-19 In Session Routes

These Routes Include

Purple 1 & Purple 1 Nights & Weekends
Gold 2
Blue 3
Brown 5
Maroon 6
Black 7
Amtrak 10
11 Purple City 
12 South & 19 Southwest
13 West
14 North & 18 Southeast 18
15 East
16 Northwest
17 Northeast
Bomber 20
Veterans Park Run

Changes for 2018-19 in the Go West Routes.

Purple 1 will continue past 6 PM, but will run under a schedule.

Brown 5 will meet at the city Center on the way to the businesses as well as on the way to campus... so both Brown 5 buses will be at the City Center at the same time -- along with Maroon 6.  

Maroon 6 is now more of an extension to Brown 5.  It goes through campus, then to Aspen Court, then back through campus to the City Center.  It meets with Both Brown buses there.

Route 12 South: Instead of turning on Piper to Eisenhower, it will go down Johnson to Grant, then go to the Hospital, stopping between the hospital and the Health Services building.  It will then return to Maple and continue as it was.  Also, 12/19 will no longer service the south side of the square on its way back to the City Center.

Route 14 North is now going to run all year.  It has also changed, providing direct access to spoon river and servicing, along with 18, the South Side of the square to the City Center.

Route 18 Southeast has changed dramatically.  It still services the Hospital, Jefferson house and Grand Prairie, but it now returns back to the Jefferson house on its way back to the City Center, and, with 14, Services the south side of the square to the City Center.

Route 19 Southwest is mostly unchanged, except that it no longer services the South Side of the Square on its way back to the City Center.

Go West data is now on Googlemaps.com!

Check out the Transit tab on Google Gaps and see how it will help plan your trip across town!  Play with the options:  Do you want to walk more then ride?  Or would you rather sit in a heated bus?  Google Maps now has our transit data and is willing to let you use it... Free!

Currently Running 2017-18  "Municipal Break Routes" 

The Municipal Break Routes are:

:10/:40 Routes 
15 East and 26 Northwest 

:25 Routes
24 North, 19 Southwest, 17 Northeast

:55 Routes
12 South, 18 Southeast17 Northeast.

Fare Information

All routes are fare-free. Go West is the only unlimited access bus system in the state of Illinois!

Lost and Found:

Office Hours are 9 AM to 4 PM Monday - Friday, at 701 East Pierce.  Please call with a description of your lost item and what route it might have been lost.  (309) 575-3333

Contact Info

Go West Transit

701 E Pierce
Email: GoWest@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 575-3333
Fax: (309) 575-3014