CityBus took its final advice from the community

Increasing ridership for CityBus is a main focus for its five-year-plan.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2018 12:35 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Increasing ridership for CityBus is a main focus for its five-year-plan.


The company says after hearing from community members Tuesday its ready to present to its board of directors.

The budget for the project is $750,000.


More than half of that is going toward a new Salisbury route. It will have an extra bus and run farther on Sagamore Parkway West.


The route will have improved pedestrian safety as well.


Other additional improvements include more weekend service.


CityBus says the longer weekend hours are something that the community wants.


The general manager says this plan will help the future of Greater Lafayette and the company.

"We want to be very fiscally conservative and be sustainable," said Marty Sennett. "If we are going to put something out we want to keep it out there. We don't want to put it out for a year or two and say we can't afford to run it anymore."

The company will meet with its board of directors who will make the final say on the plan.


If approved the improvements can start in the spring and the new Salisbury route will start next school year.

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