Early Years | 1997-2000

June 1997

  • CTN begins as a Transit Planning Committee. Receives a grant from Foellinger Foundation to conduct needs study of unmet transportation needs convened by Turnstone.

April 1998

  • Transportation Task Force – Phase I 

    • Committee works with consultant to determine coordination options for human service agencies: Turnstone Center for the Disabled, Allen County Council on Aging, Easter Seals ARC, Brightpoint, and Fort Wayne Community Schools.

May 1999

  • Transportation Task Force – Phase II
    • Develop Executive Board to begin the process of creating a new not-for-profit agency to coordinate transportation service.

December 1999

  • Community Transportation Consortium begins to create by-laws, etc. to establish the Consortium as a not-for-profit organization.

May 2000

  • Community Transportation Consortium changes name to Community Transportation Network, Incorporated (CTN)! The organization is formed and begins the process of establishing a Mobility Management Office and securing staff to execute the strategic plan.

Driving Community | 2001-2011

June 2001

  • CTN ends its first fiscal year providing medical transportation (1,078 trips) with Turnstone and Allen County Council on Aging operating 3 vans provided by funding from the St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation.

April 2006

  • CTN begins operation as a direct provider of medical transportation.

July 2006

  • CTN consolidates Turnstone’s operation which increased its capacity for medical transportation by an additional 5 vehicles.

July 2007

  • CTN becomes a United Way partner agency.

September 2008

  • CTN consolidates 5 school buses from Brightpoint which increases capacity for subscription service.
  • CTN moves into new location for office and vehicle storage (20,000 square feet).


  • CTN receives national Collaboration Prize quarter-finalist award and also receives Business Weekly Health Care Heroes award. New milestone achievement of 100,000 medical trips since inception.


  • The first car is donated to CTN’s Senior Keys, no senior participant. A second car donated to Senior Keys, senior banks account. Three vehicles are leased from Easter Seals ARC.

Expansion | 2013-2020

December 2013 

  • CTN purchases and moves to current facility (35,000 square feet) – 5601 Industrial Road.

September 2016

  • CTN establishes endowment with Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne.

April 2017

  • Thanks to our very generous donors, CTN’s mortgage loan is paid off!

June 2017  

  • CTN starts providing work trips for people with intellectual disabilities.

November 2017

  • CTN is selected by Parade Magazine to represent Indiana in the article “HEROES & HELPERS, Outstanding Charities in Every State”

November 2018

  • 33 vehicles fill the CTN garage. Plans begin for a capital campaign for an expansion.

March 2019

  • CTN’s Executive Director, Becky Weimerskirch, retires after helping to co-found and eventually lead the organization for 14+ years.

April 2019

  • CTN welcomes new Executive Director, Justin Clupper.

June 2019

  • FY19 Breaks Records! 104,465 trips provided to 7,458 Riders and 85 Partner Agencies.

July 2020

  • CTN announces new mission and vision:
    • Mission: CTN eases the burden of transportation so that more people are able to maintain life-sustaining and purposeful connections in the community.
    • Vision: A community in which all people have the freedom and independence to pursue a fulfilling life.