MACOG operating the Interurban Trolley serving Cities of Elkhart and Goshen, and Transpo serving the cities of Mishawaka and South Bend, are seeking public comments on the proposed Yellow Line Connector route.
The proposed route will be jointly operated by Transpo and the Interurban Trolley and will run between downtown Elkhart and downtown Mishawaka. It combines Transpo Route 9 east of the Mishawaka Transfer Center with the current Interurban Trolley Yellow Line Bittersweet route.
For full service plan details please see the Draft Implementation Plan.
Currently, the existing Transpo Route 9 and Yellow Line connect every 60 minutes Monday through Saturday on Lincolnway East at Twin Branch Park in Mishawaka. The current connection point has no rider amenities and requires the buses to wait in a travel lane.
The proposed route will combine Tranpso Route 9 east of the Mishawaka Transfer Center with the Interurban Trolley Yellow Line. This route will operate every 30 minutes Monday through Friday, and every 60 minutes on Saturdays. Please see the Draft Service Schedule for full details.
Increased Regional Connectivity
The proposed route increases regional connectivity by improving the frequency of trips between downtown Elkhart and downtown Mishawaka. Currently, the Yellow Line Bittersweet is available every hour, which limits the number of connections possible within 15 minutes at the transfer centers. The proposed route will be available every 30 minutes during weekdays. By increasing the frequency, riders will be able to connect with nearly all public transit routes within 15 minutes at the transfer centers.
Proposed Fares for the new Yellow Line Connector
Please see the Service and Fares FAQ Sheet for full details.
Interurban Trolley Proposed Fare Changes
In order to align the Interurban Trolley's fare policies with Transpo, the following changes are proposed on all Interurban Trolley routes.
Please see the Proposed Interurban Trolley Fare Policy for full details.
The 30 day Public Comment period for these proposed service changes began on May 30, 2018 and will conclude on June 28, 2018.
To provide comments:
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library - Downtown Branch
209 Lincolnway East
Mishawaka, IN 46544
Transpo Route 9 stops right outside the Library. Transpo Route 1, 15A and 15B Stop 2 blocks away from the Library.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Elkhart Public Library - Downtown Branch
300 South Second Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
The Interurban Trolley Transfer Center, on Franklin Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets, is located one-block south of the Library.
South Bend Public Transportation
1401 South Lafayette Blvd
South Bend, IN 46613
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