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Downtown DeKalb’s Frost Parking Lot rests empty Friday at East Locust and Sixth Street. A new city ordinance will allow DeKalb commuters to park after 5 a.m. and take the 12 line bus to the Elburn train station. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Elburn bus route free for OneCard holders

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | March 19, 2023

DeKALB – Starting Monday, NIU OneCard holders will be able to ride the Huskie Bus Line 12 to the Elburn Metra Station for free. The general public’s fare will be reduced to 50 cents per ride. DeKalb’s Frost Lot, located on East Locust Street...

SA adds routes to Elburn train stop

By Northern Star staff | November 23, 2015

The Elburn Shuttle will add four routes Tuesday and Wednesday.The shuttle leaves the west side bus turnaround of the Holmes Student Center and goes to the Elburn Station in Elburn. Shuttles are available to transport riders back to the Holmes Student...

Pass: Police clear up rumored threat, Fail: Elburn shuttle should run earlier

By Sabreena Saleem | September 28, 2015

PassPolice informed students that a social media post suspected of being a threat had no connection to NIU. “Y’all thought it was a joke last Friday,” a screenshot of the message read. “This time I’m not worried about the police.” The post...

Thanksgiving break weather, travel

By Northern Star Staff | November 25, 2014

WeatherThe temperature will remain below freezing today as students leave for Thanksgiving break.NIU meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste said Monday’s snow storm, which produced about 1 inch of snow, may combine with strong winds and a high of 29 degrees...

Travelers need more transportation options

By Mohammed Taha Farid | September 3, 2014

One of the struggles students face is the unavailability of cheap and convenient means of transportation for traveling within and out of DeKalb.For students, lacking a means of transportation by not owning a vehicle or because of the scarcity of an affordable...

Transporation should cover all needs

By Kim Randall | February 25, 2014

More convenient transportation is needed at NIU outside of just campus and DeKalb-based needs.Last week, Zipcar, a car sharing company, extended its services to give students the option of renting and using a car.NIU can stand to learn from Zipcar’s...

The Late Night Ride service, though a useful system, needs to see tighter restrictions when considering its use.

Late Night Ride is not a Taxi Service

By The Editorial Board | May 4, 2011

At a certain point, you have to ask "How much is too much?" Currently, NIU's Late Night Ride Service - by the admission of the NIU PD - will pick up almost any DeKalb resident, regardless of their status as a student. They will do this anytime and take...

Elburn Shuttle tickets disappear quickly

By James Maahs | November 7, 2010

Students looking for a ride to the Elburn Train Station may consider using the Elburn Shuttle to get there. This shuttle service offers students another option to get to Chicago. The Elburn Shuttle is available to students every Friday and Sunday to and...