College announces 1-year campusLink extension

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast and Citilink have reached an agreement to extend campusLink shuttle service for the 2015-16 school year. The free service is available to students, faculty, staff, and the general public beginning Aug. 24.

In campusLink’s six years of service, it has provided 321,730 trips for riders, averaging 53,622 each academic year.

“We are pleased to be able to continue this free service for our students,” says Ivy Tech Northeast Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier, Ed.D. “This is just one of many ways Ivy Tech works to form partnerships in order to benefit our students.”

Times and route services have changed, so it’s important for riders to be aware in advance and schedule trips accordingly. Service will be during Ivy Tech Northeast’s fall and spring semesters, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is no shuttle service on Saturdays, Sundays, Martin Luther King Day, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, or Summer Break.   Bus riders are able to plan their trip and track the real-time location of their bus using Citilink’s RouteShout app or RouteWatch; available for download from the Citilink website at fwcitilink.com/RouteShout.

The altered route for the campusLink shuttle will include four scheduled stops with service every 20 minutes:

  • In the roundabout on Ivy Tech Northeast’s Coliseum Campus, in front of door 3.
  • Along Anthony Boulevard at Ivy Tech’s Coliseum Campus west entrance, which is also a transfer point for standard Citilink service (Route 3).
  • At the corner of St. Joe Road and Dean Drive at Ivy Tech’s North Campus main entrance, which is also a transfer point for standard Citilink service (Route 3).
  • At the south entrance of Harshman Hall on Ivy Tech Northeast’s North Campus. There is a transfer point for standard Citilink service at the west entrance of Harshman Hall (Route 4).

As in the past, discount bus passes for Citilink’s standard public transit service across Fort Wayne will be made available for purchase to Ivy Tech Northeast students and employees at the Ivy Tech Bursar’s Office on the Coliseum Campus. The 31-day, unlimited trip pass runs $36, down from the regularly priced $45 pass.

“Citilink will continue to offer our discount on monthly Citilink bus passes for college students, faculty, and staff and to operate the free campusLink service starting Aug. 24,” says Betsy Kachmar, Citilink’s assistant general manager.

Funding for the campusLink service is made possible through the joint agreement between Citilink and Ivy Tech Northeast.

For more detail on the service and route, visit fwcitilink.com/campuslink or call 260-432-4546.

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