15 September 2010
KOKOMO, Ind. – The bus stops here. Starting today, students, faculty, and staff at Indiana University Kokomo can park their cars and ride the city's new bus service, the Kokomo City Line, which makes stops on campus every hour throughout the day.
This free transportation picks up and drops off riders at the four-way stop on Rebecca Lane by the Library, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
"This is a wonderful service for our campus, and I am grateful to the city officials who included Indiana University Kokomo in the bus route," said IU Kokomo Chancellor Michael Harris. "This is just one example of how the City of Kokomo and the campus can help each other. I look forward to many more opportunities that will bring the city and the campus together."
Tammy Corn, director of Kokomo City Line, said she is thrilled to offer the bus service to college students in Howard County.
"In this area we have IU Kokomo, Purdue University College of Technology, and Ivy Tech Community College. We wanted to service the colleges here," Corn said. "It's hard when you're going to college to own a car; the upkeep, the insurance. Now we have a fixed-route bus system. It's great for our community."
Two buses will run past a total of 108 bus stops, passing each stop once every hour. A bus schedule is available at the Office of Student Activities, located in the Kelley Student Center, room 210.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.