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CityBus requests input on proposed service improvements

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 to Provide Shuttle Service to Feast of the Hunters’ Moon

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.

New MyCityBus App

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 and Purdue University Team Up to Revitalize Transfer Center Rain Gardens

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

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. 

CityBus upgrades dispatch center

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.”

CityBus Center expands service hours

Lafayette, Ind.: The CityBus Center at 316 N. Third St., also known as the downtown transfer station, has expanded its service hours.

The new hours are 7 a.m. to 8:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. The telephone help line, 765/742-7433, also provides service during these expanded hours.

CityBus launches ‘Ride to Work’ employer-paid program

Employers needing punctual, dependable staff members and workers who lack transportation of their own are coming together in a new CityBus employer-paid program called “Ride to Work.”

Under the program, employers receive 30-day bus passes on consignment from CityBus to provide at no cost to workers as a perk. The company pays for the passes when they are distributed, and CityBus replenishes their supply as needed.

CityBus Changes in 2017

Lafayette, Indiana – 2017 has brought numerous changes, from the retirement of a beloved street supervisor to the various construction projects throughout the city. Not forgotten in these changes is the hiring of four new CityBus employees and the promotion of two others.

CityBus requests feedback from the public for potential route changes to the Connector at two public meetings

Lafayette, Ind.: CityBus is proposing potential upcoming changes to the Connector route. Passengers who wish to provide feedback on the changes should attend. “When the decision was made to eliminate the Bronze Loop, it left some of our riders stranded. Altering the Connector route would be the most economical way to serve them,” said Marty Sennett, General Manager of CityBus.