• Transit Alternatives

    While it is easy to get to Triton by car and parking is free, active transportation is a lower cost, healthier, less polluting alternative. Students, staff, faculty and visitors are encouraged to bike, walk and take Pace buses to and from campus and to bike or walk while on campus. Triton is partnering with Active Transportation Alliance and Pace Bus Service to help improve transit alternatives for students, staff and residents of surrounding communities. Triton is a member of the Bike2Campus Coalition and Triton representatives have served on the steering committee for the Melrose Park Active Transportation Plan.  Give your input about Pace Bus Service by taking this five-minute survey.

    Pedestrians and Cyclists on Campus

    Triton’s capital improvements include new walkways and marked crosswalks with clear signage that make it easier and safer to walk between buildings, traverse the parking lots or take a fitness walk. Some improvements work as traffic calming measures, as well.

    In recent years, Triton has increased the number of bike racks on campus, including the newest installation near the new athletic fields. This makes parking very convenient for cyclists, wherever they have to go on campus. For more information about biking at Triton, please go to our Bike2Campus page, here.   

    Pedestrian and Bicycle Access to Campus 

    Construction of a new bike/pedway along North Avenue in Melrose Park will make it easier to bike and walk safely to Triton from the east, west and south. As planned, the four-mile long path will stretch from the new Des Plaines River bridge to Cornell Avenue. It will then swing north to Armitage and continue to Mannheim Road. Construction began in May 2016 at Cornell Avenue and should be completed by the end of the summer.

    Pace Bus Service and Free Shuttle to North Avenue  

    Pace Route 331 stops on campus in front of the Student Center. For those traveling on Route 318, there is free shuttle service to and from the intersection of North Avenue and First Avenue when classes are in session. Pace Bus routes and schedules are available online here.. Paper maps are available at the Office of Student Life on the first floor of the Student Center. 

    Pace Campus Connection Pass for Students: Unlimited Rides for One Set Cost

    The Campus Connection pass is great for students who rely on public transportation. Triton is a Ventra card retailer: Students can purchase Pace Campus Connection passes and also 30-day passes for use on both CTA and Pace. Ventra cards and passes are available at the Cashier’s Office, room B-130 in the main hall of the Student Center (B-Building).

    These passes are for unlimited rides during the duration of the pass and can be covered by financial aid. The Campus Connection Pass, purchased each semester, offers a substantial discount over the cost of standard 30-day passes or Ventra auto-load. The purchase cost is pro-rated over the semester.

    The Summer Campus Connection pass is available starting in late May. The Pace Summer Campus Connection costs $140, regardless of when it is purchased. The Summer Campus Connection is valid June 1 – August 31. For more information go to the Pace Bus website here.  

    Help Pace Bus Improve Service: Take this Short Survey

    Triton, Dominican University and Concordia University have collaborated with Pace Bus to improve service in our area, in part by conducting surveys of students and staff at the three schools. The survey takes about five minutes to complete. We welcome your input!

    Take Survey here.