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Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation

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.

Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation (CityBus)
CityBus GLPTC logo.png
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CityBus #5009 at the CityBus Center in Lafayette, Indiana, December 2016.
Founded1971
Headquarters1250 Canal Rd
LocaleLafayette, IN
Service areaLafayette, West Lafayette & Purdue University
Service typeLocal bus and paratransit
Routes33
Stops819
HubsCityBus Center in Lafayette
Fleet77 vehicles
Annual ridership4,740,475 (2018) [1]
Fuel typeDiesel, CNG
Chief executiveMartin Sennett, General Manager
WebsiteGoCityBus

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HistoryEdit

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 operationsEdit

The corporation's revenue for 2018 was $11.42 million, with approximately $3.3 million coming from farebox collections, pass sales, charters and other services. As of 2018 the CityBus fleet consists of 79 buses: 7 paratransit buses, 28 CNG buses, 22 hybrid diesel-electric buses, and 22 diesel buses. The majority of the fleet consists of vehicles manufactured by Gillig Corporation. In 2017 CityBus (GLPTC) was the second busiest bus system in Indiana with more than 4.7 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 and 6001-6007 through the contract so far, and is planning to order 5 more for a total of 21 buses.

RoutesEdit

CityBus operates 15 regular routes through Lafayette and West Lafayette, 6 contracted for West Lafayette School Corporation, 3 contracted routes for apartment complexes, and an additional 9 routes within the Purdue University campus.

CityBus Routes
Regular Routes Campus Routes Apartment Complex Routes West Lafayette School Routes
1A Market Square 4B Express^ 21A The Avenue WLSC Blue Line
1B Salisbury 13 Silver Loop 24 Copper Beech Klondike§ WLSC Green Line
2A Schuyler 14 Black Loop 35 Lindberg Express WLSC Pink Line
2B Union 15 Tower Acres WLSC Purple Line
3 Lafayette Square 16 University Street WLSC Red Line
4A Tippecanoe Mall 17 Ross Ade WLSC Yellow Line
4B Purdue West / Klondike 20 AvTech
5 Happy Hollow 27 Outer Loop
6A South 4th Street 28 Gold Loop
6B South 9th Street
7 South Street
9 Park East
10 Northwestern
23 Connector
350 Industrial Express

^The 4B Express only serves Purdue Campus, the Blackbird Farms Apartment, and the Quarters segment of the regular 4B route.

§Route 8 was merged with route 24. Route 24 will now service all stops the 8 used to as well as Copper Beech Apartments.

Current FleetEdit

CityBus operates a fleet of transit and para-transit buses. The majority of the transit buses are Gillig Low Floor and Gillig BRT buses, though CityBus also operates an increasing 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.

CityBus Fleet
Number Manufacturer Model Year Engine/Fuel Type Model Wrap Notes Pictures Video
718 New Flyer 1998 Detroit Diesel Series 50 D60LF Standard CityBus Ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit #3059; seats from articulation area were removed Here Here
719 New Flyer 1998 Detroit Diesel Series 50 D60LF Standard CityBus Ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit #3062; seats from articulation area were removed Here Here
720 New Flyer 1998 Detroit Diesel Series 50 D60LF Standard CityBus Ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit #3061; seats from articulation area were removed Here Here
721 New Flyer 2003 Cummins ISL D60LF Standard CityBus Ex-London Transit #601 Here Here
722 New Flyer 2003 Cummins ISL D60LF Standard CityBus Ex-London Transit #602 Here None
723 New Flyer 2003 Cummins ISL D60LF Standard CityBus Ex-London Transit #603 Here Here
1205 Gillig 2002 [4] Cummins ISM 40' Low Floor Standard CityBus Here Here
1301 Gillig 2003 [5] Cummins ISM 40' Low Floor The Avenue Apartments Here Here
1302 Gillig 2003 [6] Cummins ISM 40' Low Floor Standard CityBus Here Here
1401 Gillig 2005 [7] Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor Standard CityBus Here Here
1402 Gillig 2005 [8] Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor Subway Catering (2017 Wrap, quadruplet of 1403, 4006, & 4007) Here Here
1403 Gillig 2005 [9] Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor Subway Catering (2017 Wrap, quadruplet of 1402, 4006, & 4007) Here None
1404 Gillig 2005 [10] Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor Standard CityBus Here Here
1501 Gillig 2007 [11] Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 35' Low Floor BRT [12] The Connector (CityBus) Here Here
1502 Gillig 2007 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 35' Low Floor BRT [13] The Connector (CityBus) Here Here
1503 Gillig 2007 Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor BRT Granite Student Living (Quadruplet of 1505, 4001, & 4002) Here Here
1504 Gillig 2007 Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor BRT Lafayette Bank and Trust Here Here
1505 Gillig 2007 Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor BRT Granite Student Living (Quadruplet of 1503, 4001, & 4002) Here Here
1506 Gillig 2007 Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Here Here
1601 Gillig 2007 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid Here Here
1602 Gillig 2007 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT The Connector (CityBus) Here Here
1603 Gillig 2007 Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor BRT CityBus We're Hiring Wrap Here Here
1701 New Flyer 2009 Cummins Diesel-Electric Hybrid DE60LFR The Avenue Apartments Here None
1702 New Flyer 2009 Cummins Diesel-Electric Hybrid DE60LFR Hot Air Balloon CityBus Hybrid Here Here
1703 Gillig 2009 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid Here None
1704 Gillig 2009 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT The Fountain Trust Company Here None
1705 Gillig 2009 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid Here None
1706 Gillig 2009 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT The Quarters West Lafayette Here Here
1707 Gillig 2009 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid Here Here
1708 Gillig 2009 Cummins ISL 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Here None
1801 Gillig 2010 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid Here Here
1802 Gillig 2010 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid Here Here
1803 Gillig 2010 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid Here Here
1804 Gillig 2010 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid Here Here
1901 New Flyer 2011 Cummins Diesel-Electric Hybrid DE60LFR Hot Air Balloon CityBus Hybrid Here Here
1902 New Flyer 2011 Cummins Diesel-Electric Hybrid DE60LFR Sunflower CityBus Hybrid Here Here
1903 New Flyer 2011 Cummins Diesel-Electric Hybrid DE60LFR Kite CityBus Hybrid Here Here
1904 Gillig 2011 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid Here None
1905 Gillig 2011 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid Here Here
3114 Gillig 2014 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 35' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid Here Here
3214 Gillig 2014 Cummins ISB Diesel-Electric Hybrid 35' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus Hybrid Here Here
3314 Gillig 2014 Cummins ISL9 35' Low Floor Standard CityBus Here Here
4001 Gillig 2014 [14] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Granite Student Living (Quadruplet of 1503, 1505, & 4002) Here Here
4002 Gillig 2014 [15] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Granite Student Living (Quadruplet of 1503, 1505, & 4001) Here None
4003 Gillig 2014 [16] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Purdue Think Summer (2018 Wrap) Here Here
4004 Gillig 2014 [17] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Copper Beech None None
4005 Gillig 2014 [18] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Morris Rentals Here Here
4006 Gillig 2014 [19] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Subway Catering (2017 Wrap, quadruplet of 1402, 1403, and 4007) Here Here
4007 Gillig 2015 [20] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Subway Catering (2017 Wrap, quadruplet of 1402, 1403, and 4006) Here None
4008 Gillig 2015 [21] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus CNG Here None
4009 Gillig 2015 [22] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT The Fountain Trust Company (2019 Wrap) Here Here
4010 Gillig 2015 [23] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus CNG Here Here
4011 Gillig 2015 [24] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Live Aspire None None
4012 Gillig 2015 [25] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 40' Low Floor BRT Standard CityBus CNG Here Here
5001 New Flyer 2016 Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 XN40 Standard CityBus CNG None Here
5002 New Flyer 2016 Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 XN40 Village West Shuttle Here Here
5003 New Flyer 2016 Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 XN40 The Cottages on Lindberg Here None
5004 New Flyer 2016 [26] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 XN40 Skydive Indianapolis Here Here
5005 New Flyer 2016 [27] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 XN40 Standard CityBus CNG Here Here
5006 New Flyer 2016 [28] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 XN40 Standard CityBus CNG Here Here
5007 New Flyer 2016 [29] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 XN40 Standard CityBus CNG Here Here
5008 New Flyer 2016 [30] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 XN40 Standard CityBus CNG Here Here
5009 New Flyer 2016 [31] Cummins Westport ISL-G 280 XN40 Standard CityBus CNG Here Here
6001 New Flyer 2018 Cummins Westport ISL-G NZ 280 XN40 Purdue Ever True (2018 Wrap) Here Here
6002 New Flyer 2018 Cummins Westport ISL-G NZ 280 XN40 Standard CityBus CNG Here Here
6003 New Flyer 2018 Cummins Westport ISL-G NZ 280 XN40 Standard CityBus CNG Here None
6004 New Flyer 2018 Cummins Westport ISL-G NZ 280 XN40 Standard CityBus CNG None Here
6005 New Flyer 2018 Cummins Westport ISL-G NZ 280 XN40 Standard CityBus CNG None Here
6006 New Flyer 2018 Cummins Westport ISL-G NZ 280 XN40 Standard CityBus CNG None None
6007 New Flyer 2018 Cummins Westport L9N 320 XN60 CityBus Space Theme Here Here

Retired FleetEdit

These buses have been retired from the CityBus fleet. Retired vehicles are typically auctioned off to the public, while some are used for spare parts prior to sale.

CityBus Retired Fleet
Number Manufacturer Model Year Engine/Fuel Type Model Wrap Notes Pictures Videos
T101 - T102 Chance 2002 Cummins ISB AH-28 "The Trolley" CityBus Retired in 2014, sold in 2015 None None
102 - 107 GMC 1957 Detroit Diesel 6-71 TDH-4512 Unknown Ex-Fort Wayne Public Transportation Corporation None None
108 - 112 GMC 1956 Detroit Diesel 6-71 TDH-4512 Unknown Ex-Fort Wayne Public Transportation Corporation None None
201 - 216 Highway Products 1973 Unknown TC-25 Unknown None None
218 - 222 Flxible 1975 Detroit Diesel 6V71N 35096-6-1 Standard GLPTC None None
301 - 305 Flxible 1978 Detroit Diesel 6V71N 45096-6-0 Unknown None None
306 - 309 Gillig 1983 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 40' Phantom Standard CityBus 306, 307, 308, and 309 - Ex-SamTrans 804, 812, 813, and 820, respectively. Retired by 2008. None 308
362-63, 365-67, 369-70 New Flyer 1995 Detroit Diesel Series 50 D35LF Standard CityBus Ex-Ann Arbor Transportation Authority of the same respective number. Retired by 2012. 370 None
401 - 410 GMC 1981 Detroit Diesel 6V71N T6H-4523N Standard GLPTC Retired by 1998. 410 was used in special events, such as parades, up until Dec 2017. 410 None
501 - 502 Flxible 1985 Detroit Diesel 6V71TA Metro "A" Standard CityBus None None
503 - 507 Flxible 1986 Detroit Diesel 6V71TA Metro "A" Standard CityBus None None
508 - 517 Flxible 1985 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Metro "A" Standard CityBus 508, 509, 510, and 511 - Ex-Muncie Indiana Transit System 17, 18, 19, and 20, respectively. None None
601 - 605 Flxible 1987 Detroit Diesel 6V71TA Metro "B" Standard CityBus None 602
606 - 609 Orion Bus Industries 1987 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Orion I Unknown 606, 607, 608, and 609 - Ex-LexTran 62, 63, 68, and Unknown, respectively. None None
701 - 704 Flxible 1990 Cummins L10 Metro "B" Standard CityBus None 703
705 - 708 New Flyer 1990 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA D60 Standard CityBus 705, 706, 707, and 708 - Ex-SamTrans 503, 502, 506, and 520, respectively. Retired by 2011. None 705
709 - 714 New Flyer 1994 Detroit Diesel Series 50 D60 Standard CityBus
  • 709, 710, 711, 712, 713, and 714 - Ex Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro 2136, 2145, 2134, 2137, 2146, and 2129, respectively.
  • Retired by end of 2011.
  • 711 was never put into service and used as a parts bus.
  • 714 was the last of the series in service and was retired and sold in 2015.
None 714
715 - 717 New Flyer 1998 Detroit Diesel Series 50 D60 Standard CityBus
  • 715, 716, and 717 - Ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro 3034, 3039, and 3051 respectively.
  • Retired by end of 2017.
  • The transmission from 717 was put into 720.
801 - 806 Gillig 1992 Cummins L10 30' Phantom Standard CityBus None 805
901 - 906 Gillig 1994 Cummins L10 35' Phantom Standard CityBus None 901
907 Gillig 1994 Detroit Diesel Series 50 40' Phantom Unknown Ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit 2318 None None
908 Gillig 1995 Detroit Diesel Series 50 40' Phantom Unknown Ex-Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit 333 None None
1001 - 1009 Gillig 1998 [32] Cummins ISC 280 35' Low Floor Standard CityBus
  • 1001 Had a two-note stop request bell.
  • Most were retired in 2014 and 2015.
  • 1008 was the last of the series in service and retired in 2016.
1000s 1001
1101 - 1103 Gillig 1999 [33] Cummins ISC 280 40' Low Floor Various
  • 1101 Retired in 2015
  • 1102 Retired in 2016
  • 1103 Retired in 2014, became a parts bus.
None None
1104 - 1112 Gillig 1998 Detroit Diesel Series 50 40' Phantom Standard CityBus
  • 1104, 1105, 1106, and 1107 - Ex-Minneapolis St. Paul Metro Transit 411, 427, 430, and 433 respectively. Retired by 2014.
  • 1108, 1109, 1110, 1111, and 1112 - Ex-Minneapolis St. Paul 441, 447, 464, 467, and 480 respectively. Retired by 2014.
  • 1112 was the last of the series in service and retired by 2016.
1112 1112
1201 - 1204, 1206 Gillig 2002 [34] Cummins ISM 40' Low Floor Various
  • Majority retired by the end of 2017.
  • 1204 was retired in 2018. Assumed donated to Ivy Tech.
  • 1206 was retired in 2018.
  • 1205 is the last of the series in service.
1200s
1303 Gillig 2003 [35] Cummins ISM 40' Low Floor The Connector (CityBus) Retired on February 7, 2018. Here Here

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