GPTC is launching the Merrillville Shuttle (Route R5) tomorrow, about a month in advance of the Broadway Metro Express launch. The service runs every 40 minutes, weekdays. This is the first route in the new numbering convention.
http://www.gptcbus.com/routes_files/Rte R5 - Merrillville Shuttle.pdf
Some Board Meeting updates as well:
Lakeshore routes were funded by City of Hammond and Lake County, preventing elimination.
Agreement with "Token Transit", which is an fare payment phone app.
Broadway Metro Express launches on February 19th.
The Ivy Tech South Broadway Shuttle had the naming rights purchased by Ivy Tech College, and is also starting on February 19th.
http://www.gptcbus.com/board_files/Jan 4 2018.pdf
NWI Times article: