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
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
KU and Lawrence Transit gave 3 million rides in 2017.
KU on Wheels is funded by student fees and parking permit dollars.
KU off-campus routes will have service until 10:30 p.m. M-F beginning fall 2018.