Parking & Transit Office

Data & Statistics

As transit nerds who like to keep track of stats -- and because we have to report a lot of data to the federal government! -- we have amassed a significant amount of data relating to our bus routes since 2007.  We are working on converting some of this data, most notably ridership, into a web-friendly format. 

The data that we report to the federal government annually is available from the National Transit Database.  Information about Park & Ride only has been submitted for fiscal years 2006-2009 and the first half of FY2010 under NTD ID number 7044.  Since 2010, we have submitted our data for the full KU on Wheels system and Park & Ride together with Lawrence Transit under NTD ID number 7048.

If you are interested in data that is not available here, please send an email to kuonwheels@ku.edu with your information request.


We have operated since 1971, and KU has owned its own wheelchair-accessible buses since 2007
Two routes (11 and 29) are co-funded by KU and Lawrence Transit
KU and Lawrence Transit gave 2.9 million rides in 2012
Students, staff, and faculty can ride any bus in town FREE with their KU Card
We keep items found on a bus for two weeks
For safety and efficiency, board at the front of a bus and exit at the rear
Game-day shuttles operate two hours before kickoff / tipoff
All buses have bike racks (first come, first served)
Visibility around buses is extremely limited; don’t cross the street in front of a bus
Visibility around buses is extremely limited; don’t run after a bus once it starts to pull away
We allow drinks in permanent travel mugs only. No paper or plastic drink cups
SafeRide and SafeBus give students a free ride home late at night. Call 864-SAFE between 10:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m.
KU on Wheels is funded by student fees and parking permit dollars; 11 KU buses are federally funded buses