WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue faculty and students will have a new way to get around campus. The university partnered with Cummins and Energy System Networks to create Leaper-X.
The shuttle service will be available to anyone with a Purdue account. The app-based service is currently in a pilot stage.
It will replace the CityBus Black Loop for the remainder of the fall semester after launch.
Riders will be able to travel to about 50 campus locations.
"We're looking for those different opportunities to provide service to the campus community. Students, staff, faculty; getting back and forth from here to there on campus,” said Purdue’s Transportation Services Director Ben Dispennett.
Dispennett said the shuttles provide a new method of transportation on a growing campus.
"We've got other areas and other opportunities that we can expand our coverage and really probably transform the customer experience when it comes to riding around campus,” said Dispennett.
The shuttle will run primarily from 6 pm until midnight. Limited capacity shuttles will also be available from 7 am to 6 pm.