Go West Transit

Route 16 - Northwest City Gold

Part of 10/40 Routes

WIU Campus – WIU Residence Halls – City Center

Route 16 Northwest serves as both a university Carousel Route and as a Municipal route.  When it leaves the North Quad, It circles campus like a Gold Bus (except USB), but when it gets to Ward street, it diverts to the City Center by turning south then running east on Jackson street, then Spoon River College,  then back around the City Center via Jefferson and Campbell.  After it exchanges passengers with the other 10/40 buses, it returns to campus at Lincoln/Washington/Grote, then goes north along MacArthur until it arrives at the North Quad at :20/:50 of each hour. 

16 Northwest provides "direct to class" service from the City Center to campus. It Runs from 7:10 AM to 4:10 PM Monday through Friday, at which time it gives way and is replace by Brown 5.

How it works:

The 10/40 routes meet at the city center at :10 and :40 minutes after the hour to exchange passengers with the other 10/40 routes. Namely: 13 Silver West, 15 East, and 11 City Purple.  It always meets with 15 East, but meets with 13 and 11 at all the :40 exchanges, as well as 9:10 am, 12:10 pm, and 3:10 pm. Also it meets 20 Bomber Express at 7:40 am and 3:10 pm on days that Macomb Schools are in Session.. 16 Northwest provides "To Class" access to Campus from the City Center, timed to get you to class on time..

Helpful Tips!

If a bus is too far off of schedule, the routes that were scheduled to meet it may be forced to move on before it arrives. Please note there is often a 25/55 bus that services your destination in the unfortunate circumstance that your bus arrives too late to transfer.

16 Northwest connect to shopping via 15 East, much the way Brown 5 connects campus to shopping in the evening.  At 4:10 PM each day, the 16 Northwest bus changes routes to become a Brown 5 bus at the City center, and returns to campus as Brown 5.


Times listed below indicate minutes after the hour.

Monday-Friday: 7:40 AM - 4:10 PM
Route 16 bus runs when WIU is In Session
Stop Name Time Text Code
City Center :10 :40 111
Randolph/Pierce     279
Pierce/Lafayette     236
Pierce/Johnson     412
Johnson/Adams     406
Calhoun/Charles     434


:15 :45 435



University Village (Charles/Pierce)



Charles/Elting     206
North Quad :20 :50 277
Vince Grady Field     415
Brophy Hall     171
Thompson Hall :23 :53 293
Currens Hall     194
Horrabin Hall Cutout
(Malpass Library)
:24 :54 246
Browne Hall      173
Corbin (Cutout)      416
Olson Hall (Adams/Normal) :27 :57 190
Wendy's (Jackson/Ward)     310 
McDonald's West (Jackson/Clay)     248 
Vitale's (Jackson/Albert)     162 
Spoon River  - Johnson Street Campus :31 :01 291 
Jefferson/Johnson     328
Jefferson/Lafayette (Lafayette Square)     233
Campbell/Washington     431
City Center :40 :10 111

Route Map

Map of Route 16 - northwest Save