Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation

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Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation (CityBus)
CityBus GLPTC logo.png
CityBus-5009.jpg
CityBus #5009 at the CityBus Center in Lafayette, Indiana, December 2016.
Founded 1971
Headquarters 1250 Canal Rd
Locale Lafayette, IN
Service area Lafayette, West Lafayette & Purdue University
Service type Local bus and paratransit
Routes 32
Stops 819
Hubs CityBus Center in Lafayette
Fleet 86 vehicles
Annual ridership 4,984,620 (2015) [1]
Fuel type Diesel, CNG
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.

History[edit]

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 2015 the CityBus fleet consists of 85 buses including paratransit buses, twenty-one CNG buses, and twenty-four hybrid diesel-electric buses. The majority of the fleet consists of vehicles manufactured by Gillig Corporation. In 2013 CityBus (GLPTC) was the second busiest bus system in Indiana with more than 5.44 million rider trips.

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 is currently undergoing a 10-year bus replacement plan that will eventually replace all of their Diesel and Hybrid buses with CNG buses.[2] CityBus, along with other transportation providers, has signed a 5-year contract with New Flyer to provide up to 159 new buses (total) for the providers.[3] CityBus has ordered buses 5001-5009 through the contract so far, and is planning to order 12 more for a total of 21 buses.

Routes[edit]

CityBus operates 15 regular routes through Lafayette and West Lafayette, seven contracted for West Lafayette School Corporation, two contracted routes for apartment complexes and an additional 8 routes within the Purdue University campus.

CityBus Routes
Regular Routes Campus Routes Apartment Complex Routes West Lafayette School Routes
1A Market Square 13 Silver Loop 21A The Avenue 1101 WLSC White
1B Salisbury 14 Black Loop 35 Lindberg Express 1102 WLSC Purple
2A Schuyler 15 Tower Acres 1103 WLSC Red
2B Union 16 Bronze Loop 1104 WLSC Blue
3 Lafayette Square 17 Ross Ade 1105 WLSC Pink
4A Tippecanoe Mall 20 AvTech 1106 WLSC Yellow
4B Purdue West / Klondike 27 Outer Loop 1107 WLSC Green
5 Happy Hollow 28 Gold Loop
6A South 4th Street
6B South 9th Street
7 South Street
8 Willowbrook-Klondike Express
9 Park East
10 Northwestern
23 Connector

Current Fleet[edit]

CityBus operates a fleet of transit and para-transit buses. A vast majority of the transit buses are Gillig Low Floor and Gillig BRT buses, though CityBus also operates a number of New Flyer buses. The para-transit buses, used for their "ACCESS" system, are mostly mini-buses based on the Ford E-Series chassis.

Buses 715-720 (and previously 1104-1112) were bought used from Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit. All other vehicles in the current fleet are assumed to have been purchased new by CityBus.

CityBus Fleet
Number Manufacturer Model Year Engine/Fuel Type Model Wrap Notes
410 GMC 1981 Detroit Diesel 6V71N T6H-4523N Standard GLPTC (pre-1998 style) Retired from regular service by the 1990s, currently used for special occasions and parades
715 New Flyer 1998 Detroit Diesel Series 50 D60 Standard CityBus Ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit #3034
716 New Flyer 1998 Detroit Diesel Series 50 D60 Standard CityBus Ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit #3039
717 New Flyer 1998 Detroit Diesel Series 50 D60 Gold with Black Train Ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit #3051
718 New Flyer 1999 Detroit Diesel Series 50 D60LF Standard CityBus Ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit #3059
719 New Flyer 1999 Detroit Diesel Series 50 D60LF Standard CityBus Ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit #3062
720 New Flyer 1999 Detroit Diesel Series 50 D60LF Standard CityBus Ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit #3061
1201 Gillig 2002 [4] Cummins ISM 40' Low Floor Jimmy John's
1202 Gillig 2002 [5] Cummins ISM 40' Low Floor Jimmy John's
1203 Gillig 2002 [6] Cummins ISM 40' Low Floor Skydive Indianapolis
1204 Gillig 2002 [7] Cummins ISM 40' Low Floor CityBus Training Bus Retired from service, used as a training bus
1205 Gillig 2002 [8] Cummins ISM 40' Low Floor Standard CityBus
1206 Gillig 2002 Cummins ISM 40' Low Floor The Avenue Apartments
1301 Gillig 2003 [9] Cummins ISM 40' Low Floor The Avenue Apartments
1302 Gillig 2003 [10] Cummins ISM 40' Low Floor Our Train is Fueled By You (Purdue)
1303 Gillig 2003 [11] Cummins ISM 40' Low Floor The Connector (CityBus)
1401 Gillig 2005 [12] Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor Franciscan Health Services
1402 Gillig 2005 [13] Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor Subway Catering (2017 Wrap, twin of 1403)
1403 Gillig 2005 [14] Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor Subway Catering (2017 Wrap ,twin of 1402)
1404 Gillig 2005 [15] Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor Ever True (Purdue)(2017 Wrap)
1501 Gillig 2007 [16] Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 35' Low Floor BRT [17] The Connector (CityBus)
1502 Gillig 2007 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 35' Low Floor BRT [18] The Connector (CityBus)
1503 Gillig 2007 Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor BRT Granite Student Living (2017 Wrap, twin of 1505)
1504 Gillig 2007 Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor BRT Lafayette Bank and Trust
1505 Gillig 2007 Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor BRT Granite Student Living (2017 Wrap, twin of 1503)
1506 Gillig 2007 Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor BRT Think Summer (Purdue)
1601 Gillig 2007 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid
1602 Gillig 2007 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT The Connector (CityBus)
1603 Gillig 2007 Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor BRT Don't Go Dino (CityBus)
1701 New Flyer 2009 Cummins Diesel-Electric Hybrid DE60LFR Articulating The Avenue Apartments
1702 New Flyer 2009 Cummins Diesel-Electric Hybrid DE60LFR Articulating Hot Air Balloon CityBus Hybrid
1703 Gillig 2009 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid
1704 Gillig 2009 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid
1705 Gillig 2009 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid
1706 Gillig 2009 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid
1707 Gillig 2009 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid
1708 Gillig 2009 Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor BRT WLFI Channel 18
1801 Gillig 2010 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybird
1802 Gillig 2010 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybird
1803 Gillig 2010 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid
1804 Gillig 2010 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid
1901 New Flyer 2011 Cummins Diesel-Electric Hybrid DE60LFR Articulating Hot Air Balloon CityBus Hybrid
1902 New Flyer 2011 Cummins Diesel-Electric Hybrid DE60LFR Articulating Sunflower CityBus Hybrid
1903 New Flyer 2011 Cummins Diesel-Electric Hybrid DE60LFR Articulating Kite CityBus Hybrid
1904 Gillig 2011 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Jimmy John's (2017 Wrap)
1905 Gillig 2011 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid
3114 Gillig 2014 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 35' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid
3214 Gillig 2014 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 35' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid
3314 Gillig 2014 Cummins ISL9 35' Low Floor Standard CityBus
4001 Gillig 2014 [19] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus CNG
4002 Gillig 2014 [20] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus CNG
4003 Gillig 2014 [21] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus CNG
4004 Gillig 2014 [22] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus CNG
4005 Gillig 2014 [23] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Jimmy John's (2017 Wrap)
4006 Gillig 2014 [24] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus CNG
4007 Gillig 2015 [25] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus CNG
4008 Gillig 2015 [26] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus CNG
4009 Gillig 2015 [27] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus CNG
4010 Gillig 2015 [28] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus CNG
4011 Gillig 2015 [29] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus CNG
4012 Gillig 2015 [30] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus CNG
5001 New Flyer 2016 Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 XN40 Low Floor Standard CityBus CNG
5002 New Flyer 2016 Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 XN40 Low Floor Village West Shuttle
5003 New Flyer 2016 Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 XN40 Low Floor The Cottages on Lindberg
5004 New Flyer 2016 [31] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 XN40 Low Floor Skydive Indianapolis
5005 New Flyer 2016 [32] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 XN40 Low Floor Standard CityBus CNG
5006 New Flyer 2016 [33] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 XN40 Low Floor Standard CityBus CNG
5007 New Flyer 2016 [34] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 XN40 Low Floor Standard CityBus CNG
5008 New Flyer 2016 [35] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 XN40 Low Floor Standard CityBus CNG
5009 New Flyer 2016 [36] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 XN40 Low Floor Standard CityBus CNG

Retired Fleet[edit]

These buses have been retired from the CityBus fleet. They have either been sold to other transit agencies or used for spare parts.

CityBus Fleet
Number Manufacturer Model Year Engine/Fuel Type Model Wrap Notes
1001 Gillig 1998 [37] Cummins ISC 280 35' Low Floor Standard CityBus Has a two-note stop request bell, RETIRED
1002 Gillig 1998 [38] Cummins ISC 280 40' Low Floor Don't Go Dino (CityBus) RETIRED
1003 Gillig 1998 [39] Cummins ISC 280 40' Low Floor Standard CityBus RETIRED
1004 Gillig 1998 [40] Cummins ISC 280 40' Low Floor Standard CityBus RETIRED
1005 Gillig 1998 [41] Cummins ISC 280 40' Low Floor Standard CityBus RETIRED
1006 Gillig 1998 [42] Cummins ISC 280 40' Low Floor Standard CityBus RETIRED
1007 Gillig 1998 [43] Cummins ISC 280 40' Low Floor Subway RETIRED
1008 Gillig 1998 [44] Cummins ISC 280 40' Low Floor Standard CityBus RETIRED
1009 Gillig 1998 [45] Cummins ISC 280 40' Low Floor Jimmy John's RETIRED
1101 Gillig 1999 [46] Cummins ISC 280 40' Low Floor Subway RETIRED
1102 Gillig 1999 [47] Cummins ISC 280 40' Low Floor NONE RETIRED
1103 Gillig 1999 [48] Cummins ISC 280 40' Low Floor NONE Became a parts bus, RETIRED
1104 Gillig 1998 Detroit Diesel Series 50 40' Phantom Standard CityBus RETIRED, ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit #411
1105 Gillig 1998 Detroit Diesel Series 50 40' Phantom Standard CityBus RETIRED, ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit #427
1106 Gillig 1998 Detroit Diesel Series 50 40' Phantom Standard CityBus RETIRED, ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit #430
1107 Gillig 1998 Detroit Diesel Series 50 40' Phantom Standard CityBus RETIRED, ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit #433
1108 Gillig 1998 Detroit Diesel Series 50 40' Phantom Standard CityBus RETIRED, ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit #441
1109 Gillig 1998 Detroit Diesel Series 50 40' Phantom Standard CityBus RETIRED, ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit #447
1110 Gillig 1998 Detroit Diesel Series 50 40' Phantom Standard CityBus RETIRED, ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit #464
1111 Gillig 1998 Detroit Diesel Series 50 40' Phantom Standard CityBus RETIRED, ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit #467
1112 Gillig 1998 [49] Detroit Diesel Series 50 40' Phantom Standard CityBus RETIRED, ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit #480

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