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Huskie Bus spotted driving past Altgeld Hall and East Lagoon. (Alyssa Queen |
Northern Star)

Students experience Huskie Line bus tardiness

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | February 23, 2023

DeKALB – After returning from winter break, many students noticed a significant difference in the operation of the Huskie Line bus system compared to the fall semester. In the previous semester, each of the 2L, 2R, 3 and 5 routes offered three to...

City council accepting proposals for land near Greek Row

By Colin Kempsell | January 23, 2023

DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council is accepting proposals for the purchase of vacant land in the North Annie Glidden neighborhood, adjacent to NIU’s Greek Row. The plot of land on the corner of Hillcrest Drive and Blackhawk Road has been the subject...

Huskie Line bus sits outside of Holmes Student Center. Busses no longer require masks.

Students react to masks no longer being required on busses

By Ally Formeller | May 7, 2022
NIU students have mixed reactions regarding no longer being required to wear a mask on Huskie Line or Greyhound busses.
NIU bus driver waits at the bus stop on University Circle. NIU public transit, which includes the Huskie Line busses will no longer require masks.

DeKalb public transit drops mask mandate

By Ally Formeller | April 24, 2022
Huskie Line and Greyhound bus passengers will no longer be required to wear a mask following the updated federal mandate.
Officials evaluating bus routes

NIU, county seek transit merge

By Jessie Kern | September 25, 2017

DeKALB — Public comment on a plan for the potential merging of the HuskieLine bus system and a county transportation program will come to a close 4 p.m. Tuesday.The 2017 Transit Development Plan, which was completed by DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation...

Brett Williams, former Student Association director of Mass Transit, facilitates a focus group on the HuskieLine on Feb. 23 in the Campus Life Building. A new tracking system may debut next semester at the earliest, said Rob Jusino, Student Association director of Mass Transit.

3R, 3L routes coming back to Huskie Bus Line

By Augustin Zehnder | March 26, 2015

The HUSKIELINE will split the 4 route back into the 3R and 3L routes after complaints of overcrowding at a Tuesday focus group.Brett Williams, Student Association director of Mass Transit, opened the focus group by asking students what they found “annoying”...

Pass, Fail: SA starting fast with bus changes, NIU spending on Holmes revamp

By Rachel Scaman | February 25, 2015

Pass: SA starting fast with bus changesI am impressed by the speed in which the Student Association is getting the Huskie Line revamp underway.The SA will hold focus groups to get student input on the changes to the Huskie Line. The first focus group,...

Brett Williams, Student Association director of Mass Transit, facilitates the SA’s first open forum for student input on the Huskie Bus Line Wednesday in The Campus Life Building, Room 180. Students and members of the SA discussed adding and subtracting buses, extending bus line times and adding bus routes.

Huskie Line’s next focus group is March 24

By Northern Star staff | February 25, 2015

The next Huskie Line focus group will be held March 24.The Student Association is holding a series of focus groups to receive student input on revamps to the Huskie Line. The first focus group on Feb. 11 focused on student concerns about the distance...

Barsema Express added to Huskie Line after requests at focus group

By Andre Philliips | February 23, 2015

The Student Association is preparing to unveil the Barsema Express after suggestions for the route came from a focus group.The Barsema Express would begin at the Holmes Student Center and travel to DuSable Hall and the residence halls. Instead of heading...

Participation required for SA to gain results

By Tegan Rogers | February 12, 2015

The Student Association is taking a risk by relying on student participation to deliver results, and community members must come through by giving input on HUSKIELINE.The SA has plans to restructure the Huskie Bus Line, modernize access to student groups...

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...

Huskie Pups help campus travelers

By Angelina McNeela | October 7, 2014

While students may not know about them or think they’re useful, the Huskie Pups are actually pretty cool.The Huskie Line Pups are one of the additions NIU President Doug Baker debuted as a feature of his Master Plan Thesis. The plan includes lessening...