Accessible Transportation

Huskie Bus Line

The NIU Student Association Mass Transit Board (SAMTB) has a bus system which runs throughout campus and some areas of the DeKalb community. The buses are accessible with wheelchair lifts and tie-downs. Preferential front seating is available to students with severe mobility and/or visual disabilities. Be sure to ask the driver to verbally announce stops.

Check out the bus routes.

Huskie Safe Line

The NIU Department of Police and Public Safety provides the Huskie Safe Line Service. The accessible van is available for free, door-to-door, no-questions-asked service from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Please call 815-753-2222 to make arrangements for this service.


Dial-A-Ride is operated by Voluntary Action Center (VAC) in DeKalb County. This service is free for all NIU students who have an active OneCard. Students must register with Dial-A-Ride and are welcome to, but do not need to be registered with the Disability Resource Center to schedule rides with Dial-A-Ride. Potential riders will need to contact VAC to establish rides. For more information about the VAC, the Dial-A-Ride service or specific routes in DeKalb, please call 815-758-6641.