Local Travel

There are many ways to get around Platteville without bringing your own car to campus:


Anyone 18 + with a UW-Platteville email address and valid drivers license may now rent Enterprise Carsharing cars on campus, by the hour, for personal use. We have two cars, one by Dobson Hall and the other by Southwest/Bridgeway Commons. You must sign up online to join the program (sign up costs $1 in fall 2016) and then the cars cost $7.50/hour, $62/day, or $35 overnight (6 p.m. - 8 a.m.) to rent. The program includes insurance. Once you join, you receive a keycard in the mail; you will need to reserve the car online for your desired times and then use the keycard to unlock the car at these times. More information.

City bus 

UW-Platteville offers a fixed route bus service around town six days / week during the academic year. Student's ride free; faculty, staff, community members pay $1/ride, $20/semester or $30/year.  More information.

Platteville Taxi

The city taxi operates 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday – Wednesday, 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Thursday - Saturday and 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.  $2.75 per ride, $2.50 for seniors over the age of 65, handicapped persons and children of high school age or below, $1.00 for additional riders to same location within the City Limits. $2.00 per mile above and beyond the appropriate base rate for trips outside of the City Limits, Fares for intermediate stops (ATM, etc.) are $1.00 per stop. Call (608) 348-6767 to schedule a ride. More information. 

Safe Walk

UW-Platteville has provided a Safe Walk Service for students and employees since 2009.  The program is a free service to students and employees who want to be escorted anywhere on campus or within an approximate two block distance off-campus. Safe Walk is available Tuesday – Saturday, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. Each shift is staffed with a male and female student to meet and accompany the person requesting the escort to her or his destination.

To request a Safe Walk, call City of Platteville Police Department at 608-348-2313. More Information.


A non-profit that provides door-to-door rides throughout the region. Riders pay per mile. Call 1-877-798-5438 to schedule a ride.  More information.

Grant County ADRC Bus

Daily routes between Platteville and area communities. Persons 60 and older, disabled of any age, and persons under 60 if there is room available can ride the bus. A minimum fee of $2.00 or $3.00 is charged for a round trip on the bus with 50 cents being charged for stops in between. More Information.

Southern Grant County Road Crew

Late night rides in Plateville and surounding communities. Friday & Saturday 6pm - 2am (last call) - $5/1 ride, $20/whole night. Call to reserve a ride (608) 732-7437. More Information.

Platteville Trails

The City of Platteville, Wisconsin is home to over eight miles of public trails. These trails can be used for jogging, walking, biking, snowshoeing or skiing (in winter). The trails provide a safe way to travel across the City by bike or footthe trails run from campus to Walmart.

A complete trail map and more information is available on our partner page: http://www.plattevilletrailnetwork.org/.

Transportation: Contact Us

Contact Us

Transportation questions related to Pioneer Transit, busing, and bicycling can be directed to the UW-Platteville Office of Sustainability:

Office of Sustainability
308 Royce Hall (map)
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53018

Tel: 608.342.7244
E-mail: sustainability@uwplatt.edu or transportation@uwplatt.edu

Parking questions should be directed to Campus Police at 608.342.1584, police@uwplatt.edu

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