Sustainability at Chico State

Ride... Buses!

Did you know that your Wildcat ID works as a free bus pass?

All Chico State sutdents, faculty, and staff have access to the B-Line(opens in new window) (our local regional transit system) simply by swiping their Wildcat ID!  With the B-Line transit station conveniently located across the street from campus on 2nd Street and connections throughout our community, the B-Line might just be the relaxing trip you have been looking for to get to campus.  No need to hunt through the parking lots looking for a space and you'll have plenty of time to catch up on reading while you are safely driven to your location.  

If you do not live close to a B-Line stop, consider riding your bike to the closest stop!  You can easily and safely store your bike on the front of the bus then ride it to your final destination.  

Double Map
The DoubleMap app allows riders to quickly and easily check bus and transit routes as well as locate the exact location of the bus you are looking for.  No longer are the days of sitting at the bus stop wondering where your bus is!  Download the app today to begin a better B-Line journey.

The B-Line FAQ:

  • How to get on

    As the bus approaches the bus stop, stand near the bus stop sign and make sure the driver can see you. Stay out of the street at all times!  Some bus stops are served by more than one route so check the route number on the destination sign above the windshield or ask the driver if you are unsure.

    Once on, simply swipe your Wildcat ID card instead of paying a fare!  

  • How to get off

    When you see the bus nearing your destination or transfer point, signal to the driver you want to get off. Please give enough notice so the driver can make a smooth stop.

    Depending on the type of bus, press the yellow strip, push the yellow button or pull the cord above the window. The driver will stop at the next bus stop. If you are not familiar with the area, ask the driver to let you know when the bus is nearing your destination.

    You can also make sure you have the DoubleMap app downloaded and you can follow the bus you are riding in real-time and see how close you are to your destination. 

  • How to store a bike

    Bike racks are located on the front of all B-Line buses. Racks are available on a first-come, first-served basis and there are usually only 3 racks per bus. Riders are responsible for loading and unloading bicycles but the drivers are there to answer questions if you are unsure what to do. 

    Please tell the driver before you load your bike. When you get off the bus, ask the driver to wait while you remove your bike from the rack. After you have removed the bike, wave to the driver to indicate it is safe to drive away.

  • Where does it go?
    Check DoubleMap(opens in new window) or visit the B-Line website(opens in new window) to check routes and schedules.  
FlixBus
Coming soon to Chico!!  FlixBus is a convenient, safe, and efficient way to travel.  Coming soon to Chico, FlixBus will provide connections to cities like Sacramento, San Francisco, Las Angeles, Las Vegas and more.  FlixBus is a smart alternative to the private car.  

Every bus in the FlixBus fleet meets a high level of efficiency in terms of fuel consumption but it’s difficult to travel without producing any CO2 emissions at all so riders are given the option to purchase “CO2 Compensation” tickets when completing a booking.  The CO2 emissions from your journey are then calculated based on the duration and distance of your journey and the cost will be added to your ticket price (the contribution is approximately 1-3% of the original ticket). Every CO2 Compensation donation in the United States is invested in the National Forest Foundation (NFF)(opens in new window).