Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Free Bus Pass

Kishwaukee College is pleased to offer free bus passes for students enrolled in at least three credit hours or signed up for GED®, ESL or short-term training courses during the 2022-2023 academic year. Voluntary Action Center (TransVAC) and Lee-Ogle Transportation System (LOTS) buses will pick up and drop off riders on the south side of campus at Door 61. All riders must have a bus pass to ride the bus to and from Kishwaukee College and may also use the bus pass to ride throughout DeKalb, Lee and Ogle Counties for the semester for which they are enrolled. Bus passes are available in the Kishwaukee College Business Office, C2140. 

DeKalb/Sycamore Bus Route (TransVAC)

Kishwaukee College, in cooperation with Voluntary Action Center of DeKalb, provides bus transportation between the College and the communities of DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa, Kirkland, Shabbona and Somonauk.

TransVAC is offering a Dial-A-Ride service, which allows those in need of transportation to call 815-758-3932 or email to set up arrangements for transportation.

All riders must be registered for TransVAC dial-a-ride services. Please click here to complete application, or a physical form can be obtained in the Business Office. 

When calling to schedule a ride, be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Name and date of trip
  • EXACT addresses of both pickup and destination locations
  • Reservation time(s) you would like to be picked up, or a time you would like to reach your destination. (Note: Dispatchers will try to match your requested time as closely as possible.)
  • Name of travel companion/assistant, if applicable
  • Please state if you use a mobility device, or require any additional assistance from the driver

If you have additional questions, please contact TransVAC at 815-758-3932 or email

Rochelle Bus Route (LOTS)

Lee-Ogle Transportation System (LOTS) will provide a route Monday through Thursday for an 8 am drop-off at the College and a 4:10 pm pick-up at Door 61. LOTS will also have their Demand/Response available as needed on Fridays. To schedule a ride on Friday, call LOTS at 815-288-2117. When calling for a reservation, be prepared to give the following information: 

  • Name
  • Address
  • Single or multi-way trip
  • Telephone number
  • Time of pick up
  • Address of destination including zip code

If you have any questions, please contact LOTS at 815-288-2117 or email