Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation
CityBus on the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, July 2006.
|Headquarters||1250 Canal Rd|
|Service area||Lafayette, West Lafayette & Purdue University|
|Service type||Local bus and paratransit|
|Hubs||Riehle Plaza in Lafayette|
|Annual ridership||5,327,744 (2011)|
|Chief executive||Martin Sennett, General Manager|
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. 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.
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.
CityBus operates 14 regular routes through Lafayette and West Lafayette, and an additional 10 routes within the Purdue University campus.
- 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
- 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