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, followed by the Square, then the City Center.  After it exchanges passengers with the other 10/40 buses, it returns to campus at Lincoln/Washington/Grote, then goes north along McArthur 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, 11 City Purple at :40, 14 North at :10, and on the rare occasion, 20 Bomber Express. 16 Northwest provides from the City Center "To Class" access to Campus, 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: 7:10 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      234
Adams/Johnson      164
Calhoun/Charles      181
Charles/Elting      205


:15 :45 239



East Village



North Quad :20 :50  277
Vince Grady Field      
Brophy Hall      171
Thompson Hall :23 :53  293
Currens Hall      194
Horrabin Hall/Malpass Library :25 :55  246
Browne Hall      173
Olson Hall (Adams/Normal) :27 :57  190
Wendy's (Jackson/Ward)      
McDonald's West (Jackson/Clay)      
Taco Bell (Jackson/Albert)      
Spoon River  - Johnson Street Campus :31 :51  
Johnson/Lafayette (Lafayette Square)      
Post Office      
East Side of Square :33 :53  190
City Center :40 :10  111

Route Map

Map of Route 16 - northwest Save