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.

Useful Tips!

There is a fourth Gold bus we call 16 Gold. It runs the entirety of the Gold route except when it gets to Pierce street. When it gets there, it does a quick run over to the City Center, connecting campus to the rest of the city. After it exchanges passengers with the other 10/40 buses, it returns to campus the way it left and continues to run the Gold Route. If you are not going as far as Elting or the Quad, for all practical purposes it is a Gold bus -- AND it runs on a Time Schedule! Check it out!

Freshmen! Gold to Class, Purple home -- There will always be a 16 Gold bus in the North Quad at :15 and :45 of the hour. It will take you to class, just like any other Gold Bus.

schedule

Days Times Frequency
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
At peak times, buses may run faster.
Bus Stops (Text Codes)
University Services 305
Brophy Hall 171
Thompson/Higgins Hall 293
Horrabin-Malpass 246
Browne Hall 173
Corbin/Olson Halls 190
Linc/Wash/Grote Hall 240
Clay/Calhoun 175
Calhoun/Charles  
Haeger - Calhoun 210
Johnson/Calhoun 177
Johnson/Adams 160
Johnson/Pierce 267
Murray/Albert 164
Murray/Charles 181
Charles/Elting - Campus Manor 205
North Quad 277

Route Map

screenshot of Route 2 - Gold PDF map