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Fleet and facility investments are keys to GPTC bottom line

  • The 411 News |Nov 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 | Monday, 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 |Oct 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 |JUN 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 | Jun 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 21nd, 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 | Jan 14th, 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 | DEC 24, 2020 AT 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 | Dec 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 Corp. | Sep 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 Corp. | Aug 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 | Aug 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 | Jul 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 | Jul 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 | Jun 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 | Jun 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 | Apr 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 Corp. | Apr 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 | Apr 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 Corp. | Apr 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 Corp. | Mar 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 | Mar 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 | Oct 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 | Sep 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 | Aug 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 | Jul 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 | Jul 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 | Mar 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 | Mar 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 | Nov 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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