Getting Around Stout and the Menomonie Area

Helping your student find their way around if they don't have a car.
November 23, 2021

We offer a number of sustainable transportation programs to help your student get around campus and Menomonie, for commuting to work off-campus, or for a ride home for the weekend.

Rideshare App

Two Stout students in a red car.

UW-Stout Rideshare is a free app that can help your student quickly and securely find carpool partners for daily commutes, trips home for the weekend or for school breaks.

As the app uses destination and schedules to match drivers with riders, the more people who use the app – the more available rideshares appear in your student’s search.


Local Bus Routes

  • Your student has free access with their BlueCard student ID to the StoutRoute Campus Bus, which makes three stops on its route, with an optional stop at Student Health (for when your student might need a little TLC).
  • The Community Bus offers four stops on campus and covers the Menomonie community with stops including two grocery stores, the hospital and Wal-Mart.

The Live Bus Tracker shows where the StoutRoute and Community Route buses are in real-time.

If your student prefers to bike, they can check out our StoutBikes Bike Share program.

Regional Bus Routes

Your student also has a number of regional bus options, and they can book their ticket online:

  • Badger Bus offers weekend service to Eau Claire, Madison, and Milwaukee. Your student can catch a ride from Walmart in North Menomonie.
  • Jefferson Lines offers daily service to Minneapolis. Your student can catch the bus right outside the Memorial Student Center.
  • Groome Transportation offers service to the MSP airport multiple times each day. Your student can meet their shuttle at the AmericInn Hotel in North Menomonie.



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