For nine years, Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus has offered a free campus-to-campus shuttle service available to students, faculty, staff, and the general public during its fall and spring semesters. The College announced today it will continue offering a shuttle service in conjunction with Community Transportation Network that will provide transportation under the same schedule.
“Providing a campus-to-campus shuttle is a valuable service to Ivy Tech, as students continue to rely on it for transportation between classes on our Coliseum and North campuses,” says Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier, Ed.D. “To have community partners like Community Transportation Network and Citilink, who are willing to work with us respond to this need, is indeed invaluable in our work to best serve our students.”
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. The route includes two scheduled stops with service at each location approximately every 20 minutes, although it’s important for students to allow time to get between campuses:
“CTN is pleased to join this partnership in servicing the needs of the students to connect with resources on both campuses,” says Becky Weimerskirch, executive director of Community Transportation Network. “We have an 18-year history in the community working with partner agencies to remove barriers to success by providing friendly, dependable transportation service.”
Service begins on Monday, Aug. 20, which is the start of fall semester for Ivy Tech. Funding for the campus-to-campus shuttle service is made possible through the joint agreement between CTN and Ivy Tech. For more detail on Ivy Tech’s campus-to-campus shuttle service, visit Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s web site.
The first nine years of the service, known as campusLink, was provided through a partnership with Citlink, Fort Wayne’s Public Transportation Corporation. Over time, the service provided nearly 350,000 trips.
Other transportation connections
Since Citilink’s fixed service (Routes 3 and 4) serves the Ivy Tech campus areas, it has agreed to continue providing 31-day passes to Fort Wayne colleges and universities at a 10 percent discount. These are available to faculty, staff, and students at Ivy Tech and other local institutions from pass outlets on campus. For 2018-19, a 31-day unlimited trip pass is $40.50 with the discount (regular price $45). A valid student/employee College ID is required for the pass discount. A maximum of four (4) passes per person per semester can be purchased, and each pass will be active 31 days after its first day of use. Individuals should visit the Ivy Tech Bursar’s Office in the Express Enrollment Center at the Student Life Center on the North Campus (3701 Dean Drive, Fort Wayne).
Ivy Tech healthcare specialist students traveling from Coliseum or North campuses to the Parkview Education Center can connect from the shuttle 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.