Please visit Humboldt Transit Authority for information regarding current rates and service:



The University's Jack Pass program encourages mass transit and reduced fuel consumption by enabling students, faculty, and staff to travel on Humboldt County bus systems. Save car and parking expenses, and help protect the environment at the same time! 

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During the Fall and Spring semesters, all HSU students will have unlimited free ride access on the Redwood Transit System (RTS) buses, which serve the Route 101 corridor from Trinidad to Scotia, including Valley East and Valley West in Arcata, the Eureka Transit System (ETS) buses which serve the city of Eureka and Arcata & Mad River Transit System (A&MRTS) which serves the Arcata area, and Willow Creek/Arcata Route which is operated by Humboldt Transit Authority and travels between the communities of Arcata and Willow Creek.

Currently registered students simply slide their HSU student identification card through the bus fare box and receive a free ride.

Staff, faculty, and Extended Education participants are also granted the same level of access for $60 semester. 

During the summer session, there is a small fee of $45 for staff, faculty, and students not enrolled in the summer session.

If you are a student enrolled in at least one summer class, the cost for the summer session is only $30.

These fees can be paid at the Student Financial Services window on the second floor of the Student Business Services building.






May 26, 2019 August 3, 2019

FALL 2019

August 4, 2019 December 28, 2019
SPRING 2020 December 29, 2019

May 23, 2020


May 24, 2020 TBD


Bus Schedules

Bus schedules are posted at most bus stops, and can be found on the following links: 

The Redwood Transit System also offers a great service known as Bike & Ride. Download the Bike & Ride brochure to learn all about the service.

Get real-time arrivals on your phone with Transit