Transportation

There are various ways to get around the Houghton/Hancock area. Most destinations are within walking distance, but if you need additional transportation GSG has compiled a list of options for you.

MTU Shuttle Services
During the Fall and Spring semesters, the MTU Transportation Services provides shuttle service around campus and throughout downtown Houghton. There are 4 main shuttle routes:

  • The Husky Campus Shuttle (Yellow/Black Line), accessible to students, faculty and staff with a valid HuskyCard
  • The Daniel Heights Shuttle (Red Line), accessible to students, faculty, staff and guests,
  • The City Commuter Shuttle (Green Line), accessible to students, faculty, staff and guests,
  • The Shopping Shuttle (Blue Line), accessible to students, faculty, staff and guests.

All shuttles are equipped with GPS units to provide the current location of each shuttle along its route. View mtu.edu/bus-routes for the current locations of all shuttles.

View the Shuttle Services page on the MTU Transportation Services website for more information, rules and guidelines applying to shuttle services.

Summer 2020 Shuttle Guidelines

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic situation, please follow these guidelines when you use the shuttle services:

  • Use the shuttle sign up sheet to board a particular bus route,
  • Maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet) while waiting, boarding, and alighting the bus,
  • Remember that each shuttle has a current capacity of no more than 10 people,
  • Schedule your return shuttle ride according to the 1 hour shopping time restriction put in place by Walmart,
  • Wear face covering while in the shuttle and in Walmart.
Taxi Services & Lift
To this day, we know of one active taxi company in the area: Copper Country Limo and Taxi. You can check out their website (Copper Country Limo Taxi) or their Facebook page (click here) for further information on their services.

A few Lyft drivers are also active in the Houghton and Hancock area–check out Lyft.com to find a ride.

Houghton Public Transit
The Houghton Public Transit is a City operated bus system for residents and visitors of Houghton. You can purchase punchcards from any transit driver or at the City of Houghton offices. The Public Transit bus system has an on-demand pick up service: you need to call at 906-482-6092 to arrange a ride. Expect to be charged $3 to $6 for a ride–typically $3 if you’re a student and your destination is within the city limits.

For more information about the Houghton Public Transit schedule, pricing, and routes, check out the transit information page on the City of Houghton website.

Note: Hancock has a Public Transit bus system too! On demand service only, Monday through Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Check out the City of Hancock Public Transit page for further information.

Zipcar Rentals
Michigan Tech partners with Zipcar to make vehicles available for your personal use. Check out the Zipcar Rentals page on the MTU website for more information.

Bus Rides
Bus rides are available from and to Hancock and/or Houghton with Greyhound and Indian Trails–check out their websites for more information.

Stuck Huskies
Stuck Huskies is a Facebook group created for members of the Tech community facing transportation issues: ride share, problem-solving at O’Hare, travel buddies… Post on the Stuck Huskies page if you are offering or looking for a ride to Chicago or downstate: Stuck Huskies

Other Transportation Options