Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation

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Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation (CityBus)
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CityBus on the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, July 2006.
Founded 1971
Headquarters 1250 Canal Rd
Locale Lafayette, IN
Service area Lafayette, West Lafayette & Purdue University
Service type Local bus and paratransit
Routes 24
Stops About 1,000
Hubs Riehle Plaza in Lafayette
Fleet 70 vehicles
Annual ridership 5,327,744 (2011)
Fuel type Diesel
Chief executive Martin Sennett, General Manager
Website GoCityBus

The Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation (GLPTC) is a municipal corporation founded in 1971 that provides bus services in Tippecanoe County, Indiana under the operating name of CityBus.


In 1970 the privately owned Greater Lafayette Bus Company abruptly ceased operations and the City of Lafayette hastily assumed operation of the bus routes.[citation needed] Since the routes operated in West Lafayette in addition to Lafayette, a funding mechanism that allowed the use of tax revenues from both cities was needed. GLPTC was formed to operate city bus services in the two cities and select surrounding areas of Tippecanoe County. GLPTC receives funding from the federal government, the State of Indiana and property taxes levied in the service areas. In 1998 GLPTC began using the operating name CityBus.

Current operations[edit]

The corporation's budget for 2007 was $9 million, with approximately $1.9 million coming from farebox collections, pass sales, charters and other services. As of 2009 the CityBus fleet consists of 70 buses including paratransit buses, two trolley-replica buses and eleven hybrid diesel-electric buses. The majority of the fleet consists of vehicles manufactured by Gillig Corporation. In 2006 GLPTC was the second busiest bus system in Indiana with more than 4.35 million rider trips.[citation needed]

CityBus has a partnership with Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College that allows students, faculty and staff of these universities to ride free of cost.


CityBus operates 14 regular routes through Lafayette and West Lafayette, and an additional 10 routes within the Purdue University campus.

Regular routes[edit]

  • 1A Market Square
  • 1B Salisbury
  • 2A Schuyler
  • 2B Union
  • 3 Lafayette Square
  • 4A Tippecanoe Mall
  • 4B Purdue West/Klondike
  • 5 Happy Hollow/Northwestern
  • 6A Fourth St.
  • 6B S. 18th St.
  • 7 State Road 26 E.
  • 8 Klondike Express
  • 23 Wabash Trolley Line

Campus loops[edit]

  • 12 Gold Loop
  • 13 Silver Loop
  • 14 Black Loop (Sat/Sun Nights)
  • 15 Tower Acres
  • 16 Bronze Loop
  • 17 Ross Ade
  • 18 NightRider (Fri/Sat Nights)
  • 19 Inner Loop
  • 20 AvTech
  • 24 Ahlers Drive

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