Go West Transit
Route 2 - Gold
Carousel & Carousel Night
Route 2 - Gold serves within the Northwest quadrant of Macomb, generally serving the same route as Route 1, but in a counterclockwise direction. In addition, Route 2 serves West Calhoun St., North Johnson St., and West Murray St. Route 2 runs 7:00 AM through 6:00 PM Monday through Friday, at which time Maroon 6 continues to provide Carousel service until midnight or later. Route 2 - Gold does not use a Time point schedule, but instead maintains a 6-8 minute Frequency.
How does it work?
Instead of running on a time point schedule, three buses run continuously on this route, endeavoring to maintain their frequency through stage points and pacing. This should provide solid service much more frequent then if we had confined their progress with time points. There are time's however, when the load or delays of one bus will disrupt this pattern. Stage points are used to re-establish their spacing, and thus their frequency, providing a solid predictable ride around campus.
There is a fourth "Gold bus" we call 16 Northwest. IF you are at Elting or the North Quad, at 10 minutes before classes start; it will take you to class. From the Quad, it runs the entirety of the Gold route (except USB) until it gets to Ward Street. At Ward it diverts to the City Center by turning south then running east on Jackson street, connecting campus to the rest of the city. 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 following the campus part of the Gold Route until it again reaches Ward Street. If you are going TO CLASS, it is effectively a GOLD ROUTE-- AND it runs on a Time Schedule! Check it out!
Freshmen! Gold to Class, Purple home -- ALSO: There will always be a 16 Northwest bus in the North Quad at :10 and :50 of the hour. It will take you to class, just like a Gold Bus.
|Monday - Friday||7:00 AM - 8:30 AM||Buses run every 7 to 9 Minutes|
|Monday - Friday||3:30 PM - 6:00 PM||Buses run every 5 to 7 Minutes|
|Sunday||11:00 AM- 12:30 PM||Bus every 15-18 Minutes|
|At peak times, buses may run faster.|
|Haeger - Calhoun||210|
|Charles/Elting - Campus Manor||205|