New shuttle available for people traveling between IU Bloomington, IUPUI
Nov. 19, 2014
Beginning Dec. 1, Go Express Travel and IU will launch a new shuttle option for people traveling between IUPUI and IU Bloomington.
The intercampus shuttle will make four trips from each campus Monday through Friday. IU Bloomington shuttle stops include the Indiana Memorial Union circle drive and northwest corner of Memorial Stadium’s Purple Lot (Gate10 off of the 45/46 Bypass). Indianapolis stops will be at the IUPUI Campus Center and the Indiana Statehouse.
Open to IU faculty, staff, students and the general public, the Campus Commute Service shuttle will offer Wi-Fi, electrical outlets, reclining seats, a lavatory, DirecTV and Double Map -- a real-time, bus-tracking interactive map.
“We are always looking for opportunities to give our employees safer, more convenient, less expensive transportation options, and we are helping the environment as we do it,” said Kent McDaniel, transportation liaison and demand manager at IU Bloomington. “This does all of that and with Wi-Fi, you can either work or play on your computer all the way to (your destination).”
A full schedule is available online. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $7 one-way online and at the IUPUI JagTag Office. Tickets can also be purchased on the bus for $10 one-way. Only credit cards will be accepted for tickets purchased on the bus.
Service is first come, first serve. Purchasing a ride card or ride voucher does not guarantee a seat. Riders are encouraged to arrive to their pickup a little early.
McDaniel said he hopes people will take advantage of the new shuttle and more details will be available before the official rollout in January.