September 14, 2009
The classifieds in this issue include two chief executive officer positions!
Fort Wayne’s Citilink Introduces Free Campus Shuttle
Citilink in Fort Wayne, IN, joined with Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) to launch its new campusLink shuttle service with ribbon-cutting ceremonies Aug. 17 on the IPFW campus. The service entered regular operation on Aug. 24.
The purpose of campusLink is to provide free shuttle service to students, faculty, and staff in and around the two campuses, but it is also available for use by the public. A federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant funds the shuttle as a demonstration project for its first three years of operation.
A second element of the CMAQ grant agreement will provide discounted pass sales for general Citilink transportation service for Ivy Tech and IPFW students, faculty, and staff at gradually decreasing discounts (80 percent/50 percent/20 percent) over a three-year period. In the first year, students, faculty, and staff can purchase a 31-day unlimited Citilink city-wide bus pass for only $9, compared with the regular price of $45.
Citilink is buying three new light transit vehicles for campusLink service with funds administered through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.