Transportation News

City Water Main Work Affects All Shuttles April 17 – 21

From Friday, April 17 to Tuesday, April 21, the City of Evanston Utilities Department is performing water main work on Sheridan Road at Emerson Street. Sheridan Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction near the intersection of Emerson Street, and when the Weber Arch shuttle stop is temporarily unavailable, riders should use the Jacobs Center shuttle stop as an alternative. The following routes are impacted by this work:

  • Intercampus
  • Ryan Field
  • Campus Loop
  • Evanston Loop
  • Chicago Express
  • Shop-N-Ride

We encourage all riders to plan for extra travel time during this project and to monitor DoubleMap (northwestern.doublemap.com, or on iOS and Android apps) for real-time GPS tracking of all buses.

Lincoln Street Construction Affects Campus Loop and Chicago Express April 13 – May 14

Effective Monday, April 13, utility and resurfacing work started on Lincoln Street between Sheridan Road and Campus Drive. Buses are not able to travel through the construction area impacting the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion shuttle stop of the Campus Loop and Chicago Express routes. The stop will not be in service and riders should use Tech Institute or Patten Gym stops as an alternative. After stopping at Patten Gym buses will continue north on Sheridan Road to Ridge Avenue. At Ridge Avenue buses will turn left to travel south to Central Street. At Central Street buses will turn left to travel east to Sheridan Avenue where they will turn right and resume their regular routes. This reroute is scheduled to be in place through approximately May 14, dependent on work completion. 

Union Station Stop – Temporary Relocation Beginning March 25

As a result of construction on Clinton Street, effective Wednesday, March 25, the Ogilvie/Union Train Station Shuttle pick-up and drop-off location at Union Station will be temporarily relocated to the northwest corner of Clinton Street and Jackson Blvd. This will be in effect until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have questions, please email shuttle@northwestern.edu.

LaSalle Street Station Stop – Temporary Relocation Beginning February 18

As a result of a road hazard on LaSalle Street, effective Wednesday, February 18, the Randolph/LaSalle Train Station Shuttle morning pick-up location at LaSalle Street Station will be temporarily relocated to the afternoon drop-off location at Financial Place & Congress Parkway. This will be in effect until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have questions, please email shuttle@northwestern.edu.

Relocation of Grove/YMCA Stop on Ryan Field Route

Due to a request from the YMCA, the Grove/YMCA shuttle stop on the Ryan Field route has been permanently relocated a half block east to 960 Grove St. Please note:

  • The Grove/YMCA stop will no longer be used to pick up or drop off passengers.
  • FM installed a new sign at 960 Grove. The Grove/YMCA sign will remain in place for now; it has been modified to direct riders to 960 Grove.
  • This change is effective immediately. It does not affect any other shuttle stops, and the Ryan Field schedule remains the same.
  • The Ryan Field online brochure, northwestern.doublemap.com, and maps.northwestern.edu have all been updated to reflect the new stop.