The Transit Triangle commuter bus service that connects LaPorte, Michigan City and Purdue University North Central now offers its riders the convenience of being able to purchase multi-ride passes.
“We are happy to offer our regular riders the opportunity to use the multi-ride passes,” said Robin Tillman, Michigan City transit director. “It is convenient and it is an economical option allowing riders to save money as well.”
The Transit Triangle fares are:
One-way single: $1.50 (exact change is required)
One-way single fare with MC Transit Pass or La Porte TransPorte Pass: $1.00 (exact change is required)
10-Ride pass: $12.50
Children five and under ride for free
Monthly Commuter pass: $30 (Based on the calendar month. The pass is non-transferable.)
Passengers may transfer for free between buses within the Transit Triangle route.
Several options are available to purchase a pass. To pay by credit card, call the Michigan City Controller’s
Office at 219-873-1404 and passes will be sent via the U.S. Postal Service or passes can be picked up at the Controller’s Office at Michigan City City Hall, 100 East Michigan Boulevard, the TransPorte Office, 102 L St., La Porte or at the PNC Bursar’s Office in Schwarz Hall Room 127. Non-credit card passes can be purchased in person at any one of these locations by cash or check.
“Interest and support from the community is very strong, and we expect that our ridership will go up with the temperature,” added Tom MacLennan, director of TransPorte.
The Transit Triangle buses run on weekdays on three routes: between La Porte and PNC, Michigan City and PNC and Michigan City and LaPorte. On each route, there will be three morning runs and three afternoon runs.
The full schedule and most current information are available on the Transit Triangle website, www.TransitTriangle.com. The website can also be accessed through the MC Transit website at www.emichigancity.com/cityhall/departments/coach/ and the La Porte TransPorte website at www.cityoflaporte.com/transporte.