14 January, 2015
Indiana University and GO Express Travel have joined forces to give students a direct connection with the university’s Indianapolis campus, as well as provide a more sustainable commuting option. Campus Commute is an environmentally responsible, safe, convenient and low-cost travel option designed for faculty, staff, students and the general public that runs between Bloomington — where the university’s main campus is located — and the state capitol Indianapolis.
Many universities maintain disparate locations that include everything from medical facilities to commuter campuses. Add the sheer number of students that need to access these locations each day, and the carbon footprint only grows.
The new shuttle is designed to aid university personnel and students that have to travel between Indiana University’s main campus and the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus.
The intercampus shuttle offers Wi-Fi, wheelchair accessibility, reclining seats, electrical outlets, DirecTV, bathroom and DoubleMap — a real-time bus tracking interactive map. The shuttle provides non-stop service Monday through Friday, making four trips each day.
Ticket prices start at $7 for a one way open, non-reserved seat. Riders can upgrade to a reserved seat for $8.50, while frequent riders have the option to purchase a commuter card and save 30% on ten one-way trips.
Tickets for faculty, staff, students and the general public are available at IUPUI’s Campus Center. Students can pay for their tickets with cash, credit cards or IUPUI’s campus card, the JagTag. Tickets can also be purchased online via the Campus Commute website at a higher price of $10. A student ID or driver’s license must be presented to the bus driver along with the confirmation email provided with your online ticket purchase.