Public Transit Options

While public transit options are not as plentiful as they are in larger areas, there are still several options from which residents, students, visitors, and workers have to choose from such as:
  • The Voluntary Action Center provides door-to-door paratransit services for residents in DeKalb County, as well as routes serving DeKalb, Sycamore, and Kishwaukee College.
  • Northern Illinois University students, staff, and faculty, as well as other residents are served by the Huskie Bus Lines.
  • Greyhound recently brought bus service back to DeKalb. The bus route runs twice daily each way between Chicago and Davenport, Iowa.
  • The Elburn Train Station, about 15 miles from downtown DeKalb, provides frequent train service into downtown Chicago.

Public Transit Comments

Do you have a comment or complaint about public transit in the DeKalb region?  Please fill out the appropriate comment form below and we will forward your comments to the appropriate officials.

  • DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study (DSATS,) the City of DeKalb, and the Voluntary Action Center jointly operate a Title VI Program to ensure all residents, workers, and vendors have equal access to involvement in the transportation planning process, access to transportation, and the ability on transportation funded projects.  If you feel you have been a victim of discrimination while using public transit you can submit a complaint: 
  • If you have a complaint relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act, you can submit an ADA Complaint Form.