College announces one-year extension agreement with Citilink to continue free campusLink service

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast and Citilink have reached an agreement to extend campusLink shuttle service for the 2016-17 school year. The free service is available to students, faculty, staff, and the general public beginning Aug. 22.

In campusLink’s seven years of service, it has provided 326,955  trips for riders, averaging 46,707 each academic year.

campusLink logoThe campusLink bus service is important to Ivy Tech Northeast, as we know many of our students rely on it for transportationbetween classes on our Coliseum and North campuses in Fort Wayne,” says Ivy Tech Northeast Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier, Ed.D. “Our strong partnership with Citilink is now entering its eighth year and is aimed at creating a better student experience.”

Times and route services will remain the same as the 2015-16 academic year, but it’s always important for riders to 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 route for the campusLink shuttle includes 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 in the Express Enrollment Center at the Student Life Center on the North Campus. The 31-day, unlimited trip pass runs $36, down from the regularly priced $45 pass.

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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