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Gary Public Transportation Corporation's Cycle219 bike share program to launch in March

  • Lakeshore Public Media | February 14, 2024
  • A new bike share program will launch in Gary and part of Hammond next month....READ MORE

The 'rebirth' of Gary Public Transit: GPTC works to make public transit the convenient option with new EVs, expanded routes

  • The Times | October 19, 2023
  • Joseph K. Cunningham has been riding the Gary city bus for two decades....READ MORE

GPTC Central Gary and Hobart Virtual Presentation

  • Virtual/Online | October 11, 2023
    Leaders in local public transportation discussed routing changes to areas currently served by routes L1, L3 and L5, including increased Grant Street service and new service to Hobart.
  • View the public hearing presentation below:
  • Presentation Slides PDF

Comments sought on proposed Gary bus service changes

  • The Times | October 9, 2023
  • The Gary Public Transportation Corp. is accepting public comment on routing changes to areas currently served by routes L1, L3, and L5....READ MORE

Drive is on to get more region vehicle owners to go electric as number of charging stations grows

  • The Post-Tribune | October 6, 2023
  • A handful of folks braved the steady rain Thursday morning in the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission parking lot for the chance to drive an electric vehicle....READ MORE

GPTC to take comments on proposed route changes

  • Lakeshore Public Media | October 3, 2023
  • The Gary Public Transportation Corporation is looking at potential route changes....READ MORE

GPTC Central Gary and Hobart Virtual Presentation

  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation | October 2, 2023
  • View the Virtual Presentation via Zoom: CLICK HERE
    Topic: Virtual Presentation: Central Gary and Hobart Service

    Time: October 11, 2023 3:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada

    Join the Zoom Meeting by clicking the link above, then adding the Meeting ID and Passcode if requested.

    Meeting ID: 862 6120 5196

    Passcode: 598125

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING

  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation | October 2, 2023
  • The Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC) will hold a PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD, followed by a PUBLIC HEARING on routing changes to areas currently served by routes L1, L3 and L5, including increased Grant Street service and new service to Hobart...READ MORE

Gary Rolls Out Four Electric Buses

  • Building Indiana | September 22, 2023
  • The Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC) announced the launch of four electric buses, which represents a welcomed trend of modernization and environmentally friendly transportation protocol....READ MORE

Resumption of higher-frequency electric bus service on the Broadway Metro Express

  • The Crusader | September 8, 2023
  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC) officially placed its electric bus fleet into service and increase service frequency to every half-hour on the Broadway Metro Express (Bmx) rapid bus line on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, to meet the growing demand for transportation in Northwest Indiana....READ MORE

Pete Buttigieg visits Gary: 'There will be boom times again here'

  • The Times | August 30, 2023
  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg touted the Biden administration's infrastructure efforts during his visit to Gary on Wednesday....READ MORE

GPTC to increase frequency of Broadway Metro Express on Sept. 5

  • The Post-Tribune | August 26, 2023
  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC) will officially place its electric bus fleet into service and increase service frequency to every half-hour on the Broadway Metro Express (Bmx) rapid bus line on September 5...READ MORE

Tolberts partner with City of Gary for Electric Buses

  • The Crusader | August 19, 2023
  • Recently, the Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC) announced the launch of four electric buses, which represents a welcomed trend of modernization and environmentally friendly transportation protocol...READ MORE

Gary Public Transit driving NWI transit future

  • The Post-Tribune | August 11, 2023
  • The wide breadth of federal and local officials who heaped praise on the Gary Public Transit Corp.’s recent purchase of four electric buses served as a testament to the agency’s resilience as it stakes a claim as Northwest Indiana’s go-to bus service....READ MORE

GPTC's electric buses bring cleaner air and quieter rides

  • The 411 News | August 10, 2023
  • Rapid route on Broadway from Gary to Crown Point is first to innovate....READ MORE

Gary Welcomes Electric Buses to Broadway services

  • The Times | August 10, 2023
  • The Region's first electric transit buses are ready for service along the Broadway corridor after the Gary Public Transportation Corp....READ MORE

PHOTOS: Gary Public Transportation Corporation electric bus unveiling

  • The Times | August 9, 2023
  • Indiana state Sen. Eddie Melton comments at the Gary Public Transportation Corp. electric bus unveiling ceremony Wednesday at Indiana University Northwest in Gary....READ MORE

GPTC's New Electric Buses Could Help Address Environmental Justice Concerns

  • Lakeshore Public Media | August 9, 2023
  • The Gary Public Transportation Corporation's fleet of electric buses....READ MORE

Gary Public Transportation Corporation Electric Bus Unveiling

  • The Times | August 9, 2023
  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation electric bus unveiling...READ MORE

Gary to Expand Public Transit

  • The Times | June 25, 2023
  • Hobart bus routes to be added by Gary Public Transportation. Strong public transportation can ease traffic congestion, reduce pollution and spur economic development...READ MORE

GPTC Lakeshore South Public Hearing Presentation

  • Roma K. Ivey Community Room, Gary Public Library & Cultural Center | May 25, 2023
    Leaders in local public transportation discussed routing changes to the Lakeshore South (R4) route, service levels on the Broadway Metro Express (Bmx) and Burr St./Lake Ridge (R3) routes, and more.
  • View the public hearing presentation below:
  • Presentation Slides PDF

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING

  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation | May 4, 2023
  • The Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC) will hold a PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD, followed by a PUBLIC HEARING on routing changes to the Lakeshore South...READ MORE

Gary Public Transit adding service to North Hammond and Whiting

  • The Crusader | April 3, 2023
  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation will host a public hearing on Thursday, April 6, regarding service area changes for Lakeshore routes...... READ MORE

Gary Public Transit adding service to North Hammond and Whiting

  • The 411 News | March 27, 2023
  • Route changes, Paratransit expansion, additional connections on agenda at April 6 public hearing..... READ MORE

Gary Public Transportation Corporation could expand service to Hammond, Whiting

  • Post-Tribune | March 24, 2023
  • The Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC) is soliciting feedback from the public regarding a proposed expansion of its bus services..... READ MORE

GPTC Public Hearing for new Lakeshore North route

  • Town Planner | March 24, 2023
  • More About GPTC Public Hearing for new Lakeshore North route..... READ MORE

Lakeshore North Public Hearing Press Release

  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation | March 23, 2023
  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation will host a public hearing on Thursday, April 6, regarding service area changes for Lakeshore routes.... READ MORE

Special holiday bus tours Christmas light displays

  • The Times | December 24, 2022
  • Gary Public Transportation Corp. ran a special holiday bus this week to look at Christmas lights after a resident suggested it... READ MORE

Trail connects art, history with transit system

  • The Times | October 27, 2022
  • A new trail combines art, history and architecture while promoting wellness in the city... READ MORE

GPTC to unveil Art and History Fitness Trail

  • Post-Tribune | October 23, 2022
  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation will unveil the new Art and History Fitness Trail at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday... READ MORE

GPTC hosts summit to share information with bus riders, answer questions

  • The Times | October 21, 2022
  • Gary Public Transportation Corp. is hosting a Rolling Fall Summit on Wednesday to share information...READ MORE

Rolling Fall Summit

  • Gary Public Transporation Corporation | October 21, 2022
  • GTPC is hosting the Rolling Fall Summit Wednesday, October 26, 2022, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. on the Route L5 Bus. Route L5 is the Horace Mann/Village via Taft St. bus. Local leaders in public transportation will discuss important GPTC updates and engage in a general Q & A.
  • Those attending are encouraged to board at the Adam Benjamin Metro Center, but boarding at any corner along the L5 route is also possible (see https://www.gptcbus.com/routes/ for route information).
  • Learn more about bus service expansion plans, bus shelter improvements, electric bus program updates, surveys, and more. This event is free; we invite the public to come out and participate!
  • GPTC Rolling Fall Summit

Dee Dotson, co-host, and David Wright discuss new service plans for GPTC

  • Regionally Speaking, Lakeshore Public Media | October 6, 2022
  • Dee Dotson, co-host, and David Wright, GPTC Planning, Marketing and Grants Manager discuss new service plans, GPTC Perks, and the Fall Summit hosted on the Bmx bus. LISTEN TO FULL INTERVIEW HERE

Gary bus service offering free rides to veterans

  • The Times | September 12, 2022
  • The Gary Public Transportation Corp. is offering military veterans who show a... READ MORE

Community Briefs

  • Post-Tribune | September 10, 2022
  • Starting September 12th, 2022, veterans and disabled veterans who show a valid VIC... READ MORE

Gary Public Transit Corp. seeks votes on students’ crosswalk art designs

  • Joseph S. Pete, The Times | June 6, 2022
  • Local students came up with artistic designs for downtown Gary crosswalks, and the public can vote on which they like best…READ MORE

Access local and regional trails this Summer with GPTC

  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation | June 4, 2022
  • Gary gives you access to Northwest Indiana’s local trails…

GPTC's 'Access219' Broadens Paratransit Services

  • Post-Tribune | May 5, 2022
  • The Gary Public Transit Corp. is rolling out three new paratransit buses with a new name and mission... READ MORE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

  • The Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC) is inviting public comment on its plan to fulfill responsibilities and duties of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
    Leaders in local public transportation discussed new services being offered to riders. Watch the live-stream video to learn about:
    • This “Title VI Plan” will be available for review at our offices during normal business hours (8AM-4:00PM) from April 18, 2022 until May 16, 2022.
    • The plan will also be posted online at www.gptcbus.com during that period.
  • The main office of the Gary Public Transportation Corporation is on the third floor of the Adam Benjamin, Jr. Metro Center at 100 W. 4th Avenue in Gary, IN 46402.
    • Our Operations Facility is located at 2101 W. 35th Avenue Gary, IN 46408.
    • Written comments should be addressed to our main office to the attention of David W. Wright, Title VI Officer.
    • The public is also invited to email comments to PlanningManager@gptcbus.com.

Gary gets spark to begin transition to electric buses: four vehicles will join current fleet

  • Post-Tribune | February 7, 2022
  • Gary gets spark to begin transition to electric buses: four vehicles will join current fleet... READ MORE

Gary, Indiana considers a switch to all-electric buses

  • Streetsblog Chicago | January 19, 2022
  • GPTC bought four electric buses that are expected to be delivered by late spring/early summer... READ MORE

2021 Year in Review

  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation | January 18, 2022
  • See all that we accomplished together... READ MORE

Fleet and facility investments are keys to GPTC bottom line

  • The 411 News | November 20, 2021
  • New electric vehicles and paratransit vans, new space for bus drivers... READ MORE

GPTC Fall Summit Livestream Video in Case You Missed It

  • Roma K. Ivey Community Room, Gary Public Library & Cultural Center | November 15, 2021
    Leaders in local public transportation discussed new services being offered to riders. Watch the live-stream video to learn about:
    • Fleet status, new buses and vans on order
    • Zero-carbon Bmx electric bus program
    • Access219, GPTC’s new paratransit brand
    • Plans for renovations and new bus shelters
    • Mobile apps, easy trip planning and ticket purchasing
    And more!
  • View Video | Presentation Slides PDF

Gary Public Transportation Corp. looking to commission artists

  • Joseph S. Pete, The Times | October 4, 2021
  • Artists will have the opportunity to change the streetscape in downtown Gary, leaving their mark on the city and making it more walkable... READ MORE

Call for Artists: Design and Install Crosswalk Enhancements

  • CLICK HERE to read the project mission, goals, description, requirements and full details. Submission deadline is October 20, 2021.

Northwest Indiana public transit riders plan, pay and navigate journeys, all from new app

  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation | June 2021
  • Multimodal journey planning, coupled with mobile ticketing, will enable riders to easily plan, pay, and ride on Gary Public Transportation Corporation, The South Shore Line, East Chicago Transit, Chicago-area transit and... READ MORE

Gary bus, trolley honor Percy Daniels’ service

  • Post-Tribune | June 28, 2021
  • The legend of a long-time employee will continue to roll on Gary’s streets for years to come after the Gary Public Transit Corp. dedicated a 2017 passenger bus... READ MORE

Gary Public Transportation Corp. bus to be named after long-serving Percy Daniels

  • The Times | June 25, 2021
  • Percy Daniels, a longtime Gary Public Transportation Corp. employee who died this winter shortly after retiring, is getting a bus named after him by his former employer as a tribute to his service, dedication and longevity... READ MORE

GPTC to honor the late Percy Daniels, employee of 56 years, with a bus naming ceremony.

  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation | June 2021
  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation will honor the late Percy Daniels with the naming of a bus on June 27, 2021, at 3 p.m... READ MORE

Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • Lakeshore Public Radio | April 21, 2021
  • Gary Public Transportation Corp. planning and marketing director David Wright is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about how the bus system that services 10 northwest Indiana communities is helping residents get to mass COVID vaccination sites and -- very soon -- to the new casino in Gary... READ MORE

Appointments now open for mass vaccination clinic in Gary

  • Indiana Department of Health | April 4, 2021
  • The Indiana Department of Health announced today that appointments are now open for the mass vaccination clinic being opened at Gary’s Roosevelt Park... READ MORE

IN: Percy Daniels retiring from GPTC after 56 years, will have bus named after him

  • Mass Transit | January 14, 2021
  • Percy Daniels has worked for the Gary Public Transportation Corp. so long he actually pre-dates it, getting his start with the predecessor company, Gary Transit, Inc., in the 1960s.... READ MORE

Percy Daniels retiring after 56 years will have a bus named after him

  • The Times | January 12, 2021
  • Percy Daniels has worked for the Gary Public Transportation Corp. so long he actually pre-dates it, getting his start with the predecessor company, Gary Transit, Inc., in the 1960s... READ MORE

Looking back at 2020: Residents recall successes and challenges; anticipation for a better, healthier 2021

  • Post-Tribune | December 24, 2020, 2:06 PM
  • Our very own David Wright learned a lot about panic this year when he got the call from someone... READ MORE

Rose King's Sweet Potatoes make the meal for Gary's transit general manager

  • The Times | December 2, 2020
  • Jerome Parker spends his days at the Gary Public Transportation Corp. making sure the city's transit runs like clockwork for the riders... READ MORE

#PAINTGARY's latest murals grab international art world recognition

  • The Times | September 22, 2020
  • There is a small but committed collection of invested partners who share a broader city renewal vision... READ MORE

A new and better schedule starts September 8, 2020

  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation | September 1, 2020
  • We're excited to announce Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC) will begin a new and improved bus schedule on Sept. 8, 2020... READ MORE

Gary Public Transportation Corporation begins a new and better schedule

  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation | August 31, 2020
  • GPTC will begin a new and improved bus schedule, providing more service with fewer transfers... READ MORE

Region school corporations, business granted funds to replace diesel transportation with clean energy

  • The Times | August 19, 2020
  • More than $5.3 million was given to South Shore Clean Cities...This resulted in the GPTC receiving funding for four electric transit buses... READ MORE

More work lies ahead in post-ADA era as landmark act reaches 30-year anniversary

  • Post-Tribune | July 31, 2020
  • "We want to make it known our paratransit system isn’t an afterthought,” said David Wright, spokesman for the GPTC... READ MORE

General manager puts years of experience to work to improve transit options

  • The Times | July 22, 2020
  • “I feel I owe the city and Gary Transit so much for the opportunity they’ve afforded me,” says Parker... READ MORE

The future for EVs in Indiana is now

  • The Times | June 14, 2020
  • "You'll soon see the Region’s first electric transit buses operating in Gary... READ MORE

$2M in federal coronavirus relief funds awarded to Gary bus transit operator

  • The Times | June 8, 2020
  • “The public bus transit service operating in Gary and beyond is receiving $2 million in federal coronavirus relief funds... READ MORE

As Earth Day turns 50, GPTC is committed to reducing its carbon footprint

  • Lakeshore Public Radio | April 22, 2020
  • "Chris Nolte talks to David Wright the Planning and Marketing Manager for the Gary Public Transportation... LISTEN HERE

Climate action and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation | April 21, 2020
  • Public transportation in Northwest Indiana is uniquely positioned to continue providing our communities with environmental benefits and energy savings... READ MORE

Gary moves to emergency route schedule

  • Post-Tribune | April 14, 2020
  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC) will move to a new, modified emergency route schedule... READ MORE

Gary Public Transportation Corporation announces new modified emergency schedule

  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation | April 9, 2020
  • As Northwest Indiana is heeding the directives of state and local officials for essential travel only... READ MORE

COVID-19 Update

  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation | March 20, 2020
  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC) is committed to the safety of our riders and staff... READ MORE

Public transit services intensify cleaning, disinfecting of buses, trains

  • Post-Tribune | March 13, 2020
  • Local public transit entities are upping their sanitation efforts as cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, increase... READ MORE

Green Fleet Radio

  • Regionally Speaking, Lakeshore Public Radio | October 9, 2019
  • "Green Fleet Radio" from South Shore Clean Cities is back, with host Carl Lisek and his guests from GPTC talking about "clean" mass transit... LISTEN HERE

Recent service changes

  • Regionally Speaking, Lakeshore Public Radio | September 19, 2019
  • We bring back our conversation with David Wright, the planning director for Gary Public Transportation Corp... LISTEN HERE

Transit Day at the Lake County Fair

  • South Shore Clean Cities | August 8, 2019
  • Join our members Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC)...for the seventh annual Transit Day at the Lake County Fair... READ MORE

Upcoming GPTC mass transit projects

  • Regionally Speaking, Lakeshore Public Radio | July 29, 2019
  • David Wright and the incoming general manager of Gary Public Transportation Corp., Jerome Parker, talk about... LISTEN HERE

Gary to use grant for electric buses

  • Post-Tribune | July 26, 2019
  • A state grant will help pay for electric-powered buses to run on... READ MORE

GPTC expanding services for paratransit riders

  • The Times | May 18, 2019
  • GPTC is offering certified paratransit customers free rides on GPTC’s fixed-route service, and a mobile app to pay for trips from its on-demand service... READ MORE

Gary bus service grew in 2018

  • The Times | March 18, 2019
  • The Gary Public Transportation Corp.'s new Broadway Metro Express service helped boost its ridership in 2018 to a near-decade high... READ MORE

Public transportation growth for Northwest Indiana pushed at summit

  • Post-Tribune | May 17, 2018
  • Public transportation forms a vital part of a healthy regional economy... READ MORE

Bus riders have a new, faster service on Broadway Avenue in Gary

  • Streetsblog Chicago | March 15, 2018
  • The City of Gary, Indiana, launched what it billed as its first “Rapid Bus” service – the Broadway Metro Express route... READ MORE

Broadway Metro Express buses will roll out in ’17 - November 7, 2016

  • Methodist Hospitals | November 7, 2016
  • Bus riders will have a quicker trip along the busy Broadway corridor...when the transit agency begins its Broadway Metro Express service... READ MORE

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