Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus and Citilink have reached an agreement to extend campusLink shuttle service for the 2017-18 school year. The free service is available to students, faculty, staff, and the general public beginning Aug. 21.
In campusLink’s eight years of service, it has provided 335,534 trips for riders, averaging nearly 42,000 each academic year.
“campusLink continues to be a valuable service to Ivy Tech, as students rely on it for transportation between classes on our Coliseum and North campuses,” says Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier, Ed.D. “This partnership with Citilink now entering year nine creates a needed convenience for students.”
Times and route services will remain the same as the 2016-17 academic year, but it’s always important for riders to schedule trips accordingly. Service will be during Ivy Tech’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. During finals week, service operates Monday through Wednesday only.
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’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 students and employees at the Ivy Tech Bursar in the Express Enrollment Center at the Student Life Center on the North Campus (3701 Dean Drive, Fort Wayne). The 31-day, unlimited trip pass runs $36, down from the regularly priced $45 pass.
Ivy Tech healthcare specialist students traveling from Coliseum or North campuses to the new Parkview Education Center opening this fall can connect from campusLink to Citilink’s Route 4 at Ivy Tech’s North Campus stop at Harshman Hall. Riders will take Route 4 north and disembark at the Ludwig and Lima roads area, which is nearby by the Parkview Education Center (1919 W. Cook Road, Fort Wayne). A Citilink bus pass would be required.
Funding for the campusLink service is made possible through the joint agreement between Citilink and Ivy Tech.
For more detail on the service and route, visit fwcitilink.com/campuslink or call 260-432-4546.