Lafayette, Ind.: CityBus received an award from the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition for its efforts in converting from traditional fuel sources such as diesel to hybrid-electric diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG).
While winter has been fairly mild, temperatures are expected to enter the sub-freezing range for the next several days. Due to the cancellation of Purdue classes, some campus loop service will be reduced.
A number of upgrades to the CityBus mobile app will go into effect on Monday, Jan. 21, including enhancements to the Favorites and Route Map features.
Beginning Wednesday, January 2, CityBus will launch a new route that will serve new areas of Concord Road, Veterans Memorial Parkway and the Wabash National Corporation south plant.
As part of its 2019-2025 Strategic Plan, CityBus is considering a number of schedule and route improvements across the transit system. The agency plans to invest approximately $750,000 annually in new service.
CityBus will present the full details of the Strategic Plan route enhancements at two upcoming public open houses. Members of the community are invited to attend and provide feedback. Additionally, information will be shared through an online survey that can be found at http://bit.ly/CityBus-Plan2025.
CityBus will provide transportation services for the 2018 Feast of the Hunters’ Moon on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7.
Attendees can ride to the event from the Ross Ade Stadium parking lot at Victory Drive. Frequent shuttle service will begin at 9:15 am on both days of the event and will end at 6:30 pm on Saturday and 5 pm on Sunday.
“The Feast of the Hunters’ Moon is one of the region’s largest events, drawing tens of thousands of people” said Martin Sennett, general manager. “We are excited to show our support for such a significant cultural event.”
Attendees looking to take advantage of the shuttle service will pay regular CityBus fare.
Where’s the Bus? Now You’ll Know
New Passenger Information System Enhances Service
Lafayette, Ind. –July 18, 2018–CityBus is rolling out MyCityBus, a new GPS-based bus location system that will provide real-time information, news, and route-specific alerts.
CityBus partnered with students from Purdue University to bring new life to the rain gardens at the Transfer Center and improve the health of the Wabash River.
Lafayette, Indiana, April 27, 2018—
Pollution of the Wabash River is a major concern in Lafayette, and stormwater runoff plays a significant role. When rain washes across hard surfaces like roofs and roads, it picks up pollutants and carries them to the sewer and river. Installing green infrastructure such as rain gardens helps to filter out pollutants before rainwater reaches the river. CityBus enacted help from students in the Environmental and Ecological Urban Water Projects course at Purdue University to refurbish its rain gardens and bring them back to life so they would function more effectively.
CityBus Awarded Safety Grant by Federal Transit Administration
Lafayette, Ind.: CityBus is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a Federal Transit Administration competitive grant award of $485,760 for safety related projects. CityBus will use the funding to install pedestrian detection systems on its fleet of nearly seventy fixed route vehicles. The total amount of the project including local funds comes to $607,200.
Lafayette, Ind. – March 12, 2018 – CityBus, which provides public transportation throughout the Greater Lafayette area, recently completed a $33,400 upgrade to its dispatch center at CityBus administrative headquarters, 1250 Canal Road.
The investment included new computers, screens, cameras, custom-created software and ergonomically designed furniture, said John Connell, manager of operations. “Our dispatch center is the hub of operations management, a critical component in assuring our riders travel easily, safely and on time.”