Public transportation

Detroit Department of Transportation

The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) operates buses in the city of Detroit and some suburbs. Individual fares are determined by DDOT and passes are available at a variety of locations. Select bus passes are sold in the Student Center Building, Room 011.

DDOT also offers the TextMyBus service on all routes. Simply text your nearest intersection to 50464 and get live updates on the next bus at your stop.


SMART operates bus service in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties with local travel within and between suburban cities as well as service into downtown Detroit. Individual Fares are determined by SMART and are available at a variety of locations. SMART sells monthly passes as well as a regional pass for both DDOT and SMART systems.

Several routes serve WSU's campus. SMART also has a useful Trip Planner on their website.


Megabus operates low-cost express bus service to cities around the Eastern United States and Canada. With a stop outside Parking Structure #8, located at 91 W. Forest Avenue. For schedule of route click on link. Tickets can only be purchased online.


Amtrak offers service to Chicago and other destinations several times daily from the Detroit train station in New Center. It's easy to book trips all over America using their website. Amtrak also offers student discounts through the Student Advantage card program.


Greyhound buses operate across the United States and provide another option for interstate travel. The Detroit Greyhound Station is on Howard Street in Corktown.


M-1 RAIL owns and operates the QLINE, a 6.6-mile circulating streetcar loop serving 12 locations on Woodward Ave. from Downtown Detroit through Midtown, New Center and the North End.