Alternative Transportation

The Office of Sustainability and Resilience encourages campus-goers to seek alternative transportation methods whenever possible. Walking, biking, and even snowmobiling help minimize traffic congestion in Houghton and provide an enjoyable experience (as long as you don't mind a few hills).


Walking on campus

Many students living off-campus in the surrounding neighborhood walk to campus daily, rain, snow, or shine. MTU is a walkable campus with almost all main academic buildings along one flat stretch. Essentials like a grocery store, bank, and restaurants are located just across the street from the Administration Building.


Bike rack on campus

Commuting by bicycle is a healthy, sustainable, and sometimes adventurous way to get to and around campus. Public Safety encourages using provided racks around campus and bike locks for security. Public Safety also offers free bicycle registration for all students, staff, and faculty so lost bikes can be returned to their owners.

For more information, refer to the Biking at Michigan Tech website.

Local Shuttles / Public Transit

MTU Shuttle

Michigan Tech provides regular shuttle services around campus and the city of Houghton during the fall and spring semesters. Information can be found on the Shuttle Services website.

Lift bridge at sunset

The City of Houghton operates several routes and on-demand options, while the City of Hancock operates on-demand. Each offers public transportation services to suit transit needs beyond Michigan Tech’s campus.