This free shuttle service is for students, faculty, staff, and even the general public to get around easily between Ivy Tech’s Coliseum and North campuses, IPFW and its Student Housing on the Waterfield Campus, and some shopping and residential areas.
Get to class and avoid parking.
Visit shops, restaurants, and residential areas.
Park and Ride
Do you drive to campus? Save time, money, and our planet. Avoid parking hassles throughout your day by parking in a location close to one of the 20 stops and taking campusLink the rest of the way.
campusLink operates during IPFW’s and Ivy Tech’s fall and spring semesters, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m. There is no shuttle service on Saturdays, Sundays, Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, or Summer Break. Citilink fixed route service does not operate on Sundays, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Exact Route Schedule and Updates
Buses sometimes make detours from the published routes. Visit campusLink’s Web site at www.fwcitilink.com/campusLink for a complete time schedule of the routes and information materials in alternative formats and translation.
Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Left something on the bus?
Call Citilink at 260-432-4546. We’re glad to assist you.
Go to a bus stop on the campusLink route. Bus stops are marked with a sign like the one shown. Buses arrive every 20 minutes. See the route map and stop schedule for frequency at each location.
Wait for your bus.
As buses approach, check the sign on the front of the bus for the name of the route. This will tell you where the bus is headed next based on the route schedule (Northbound v. Southbound).
Flag the bus.
When you see your bus, step to the curb, and hold your arm up high to let the driver know you want to ride. When the bus stops, allow passengers who may be exiting to get off the bus before you get on.
Get on the bus.
Students, faculty, staff, and the general public ride the campusLink shuttle bus for free. All buses are wheelchair accessible and are equipped with bicycle racks.
Find a seat.
Move as far back on the bus as you can. Leave seats at the front for the elderly and people with disabilities. If no seat is available, stand in the aisle and hold onto the rail when the bus is in motion.
Get off the bus.
Let the driver know one block prior to your desired stop by pulling the yellow cord. Exit through the front doors.
Now that we have a semester of this new service under our belt here is a summary of frequently asked questions and answers to help you use of this free, frequent & fun campusLink shuttle service.
Who can ride campusLink for free?
Anyone can ride the campusLink service free of charge. The cost of providing the service is paid by a three year federal grant and matching funds from IPFW & Ivy Tech. While it was designed to improve air quality and meet the needs of people living, working or studying in the North Anthony corridor anyone can get smart and get on board for FREE.
Do I need to show the bus driver a university ID?
No. While we are tracking for the universities how many rides are affiliated with each one no ID is required. When you board at one of our off campus stops it is helpful if you inform the driver where you are going. This will not only help assure you are getting on the bus that will go to your stop most rapidly; it will help the driver record the trip to the appropriate school. So far, Ivy Tech is slightly ahead of IPFW…
May I get on the campusLink bus at locations other than the designated stops?
Yes, while it is more efficient for the buses to make a few designated stops, it is Citilink policy that the driver may stop at any safe intersection if there is not a bus stop nearby. Signal the driver that you want the bus to stop by raising your arm. If it is dark, use a cell phone or flashlight to make sure the driver sees you. The driver will not automatically stop and wait at designated stops. It is necessary to signal the driver even if you are waiting at a designated stop.
How do I know which bus to get on when?
Most designated stops will have a bus pick up within 20 minutes so you can just wait and one will be by soon. The campus stops should have a poster nearby showing the bus route and the time the bus will come at each location. Please look at the header sign on the bus to see if it is going Northbound or Southbound. You may also print out a route map and time schedule from the website. We have revised the route and schedule to make it easier to understand. It is a good idea to let the driver know where you are going and they can tell you if they are going there.
Can I bring food on board the bus?
Yes, while it is Citilink policy that there be no eating, drinking or smoking on board the buses you may bring carry out food or groceries that you have purchased. We just ask that all lids, bags, packages, etc. remain closed while you are on the bus. This helps us keep the buses clean for you and other passengers.
CampusLink does not start early enough to get me to class on time.
Citilink routes begin service at 5:30am and continue through 8:30pm on weekdays. Routes 3 & 4 come to the IPFW & Ivy Tech campus area. Check the Citilink website or give Citilink a call (432-3546) and ask a helpful Customer Service Representative to assist you with your travel plans.
How can I get a Discount 31 Day Citilink Bus Pass?
IPFW & Ivy Tech students, faculty & staff with a valid ID may go to the IPFW Bursar’s Office or Ivy Tech Business Office and purchase up to 4 passes/semester/person for $36.00 each (regularly $45 - an 20% discount). Each pass is valid for 31 days from the first day of use on all Citilink fixed and flex buses (Routes 1-10 and 21 & 22).
Purchase a regular bus pass from Citilink to get anywhere in the city…for pennies!
Utilize all Citilink bus routes and take advantage of everything Fort Wayne has to offer. These are available to IPFW and Ivy Tech students, faculty, and staff and can be purchased at the IPFW and Ivy Tech Bursar’s offices. For more information, visit our Store or call 260-432-4546.
Ivy Tech Community College is an Accredited/Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action College.
IPFW is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access University.