How many WWU alumni found a ride, and maybe a friend or two, through the Ride Board in the Viking Union? Before the invention of Craigslist and Facebook groups, finding a seat in a car pool meant filling out an index card, hanging it on the right hook and hoping for a match.
Today, Western’s Transportation Services Office offers lots of tips on getting around without a car. Students’ Western Cards serve as a bus pass that will get students as far as Everett without paying a fare, thanks to agreements with Whatcom Transportation Authority and Skagit Transit.
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Photo courtesy of WWU Libraries Campus History Collection