College & University Programs

Metro has partnered with Augustana College, Black Hawk College, and Western Illinois University Quad Cities to provide unlimited access to the entire Metro system with your student, faculty, or staff ID. Simply show the operator your college ID from a participating school each time you board, and that’s it - no fare required. 

Augustana College


Augustana students can access the Route 53 directly from campus - ride the bus to and from class, or use it to get to the District, Target, or Hy-Vee. Need to go to the Airport or SouthPark Mall? Catch the Route 10 from campus to connect up with a variety of other routes via Centre Station in downtown Moline or the District Station in downtown Rock Island. For all those late night trips to the District, use the Late Night 53, and leave the driving to us.

​Quad City Storm Games

Metro has partnered with Quad City Storm and will be offering extended Route 10 service between District Station and Centre Station every Saturday starting October 20th, 2018. Be sure to grab dinner and beverages in the District before home games and ride the Route Ten to get dropped off right across the street from the TaxSlayer Center. Your valid college ID is your fare! We will do the driving.

Be sure to download our mobile app TransLoc Rider to stay informed on where the Route Ten is. Click here for more information about TransLoc.  


Black Hawk College


Metro provides service to the Black Hawk College Moline Campus via Routes 30 and 60. Students attending the Adult Learning Center in Rock Island can get direct access from the Route 60.  

Western Illinois University - Quad Cities


Metro provides direct service between Centre Station and the WIU-QC Riverfront Campus via the Connect, which operates Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. Take the Connect to coffee shops, dining, and entertainment in downtown Moline, or make connections to other Metro routes or Bettendorf Transit at Centre Station.

Iowa Colleges


Students who attend Palmer College of Chiropractic, Kaplan University, or St. Ambrose University in Davenport can access the Metro system with their student ID - no fare required.