Greater Lafayette transit company CityBus announced a bus driver tested positive for COVID-19 Friday.

The driver last worked on Wednesday, April 15. City Bus outlined recent bus routes for any impacted passengers: 

-April 11: 6A South Fourth Street, 6B South Ninth Street

-April 14, 15: 7 South Street, 3 Lafayette Square 



Greater Lafayette bus service CityBus will plan for the possibility of sick drivers and begin downsizing bus routes as the new coronavirus continues to spread in Indiana.

As of Monday, there were no confirmed cases in Tippecanoe County. But CityBus manager of development Bryce Gibson says the transit service is trying to respond to a rapidly changing situation.

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This summer, users of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—commonly known as food stamps—can show their benefits card to catch a free ride to Greater Lafayette farmer’s markets—and, in West Lafayette, make their money go twice as far through a new program that doubles their benefits.

Greg Seiters is trying to decide if the extra funds outweigh the wait time.

“Well,” Seiters says, “generally, they’re on time.”

He’s waiting at a CityBus stop near his Lafayette home on a sweltering Wednesday afternoon.

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Lafayette’s Food Finders Food Bank is partnering with CityBus this summer to deliver fresh produce to ten sites throughout the city. The initiative supplements the food supplies low-income families need during a tough time of year: the summer break from school.


The first phase of the reconstruction of State Street is due to begin Monday, and that’ll mean changes for bus riders in West Lafayette. CityBus employees and riders alike are trying to see the closure of one of the city’s busiest streets as a blessing in disguise.

CityBus officials have planned detours for the company’s routes that use State Street. Development Manager Bryce Gibson says he hopes the detours are an opportunity for people who hadn’t previously been using public transportation to start.

CityBus Gambles On Gas, Both Compressed And Liquid

Dec 11, 2014
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High overhead CityBus’s Lafayette headquarters tower three wind turbines, which whir almost melodically on this blustery winter day.

They’re the most visible sign of the corporation’s push to be more environmentally friendly.

But on the ground, there’s a different whirring sound that foretells of the newest such effort -- a generator helps run power tools and a radio playing country music as half a dozen workmen install a natural gas pumping station.

Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis

Dec 5, 2014
City of West Lafayette

A major budget line item for any city is its infrastructure.

From repairing roads and bridges to maintaining a fleet of vehicles, upkeep isn’t cheap.

On this week’s Ask The Mayor, we find out from West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis what a number of developments on the state and local level mean for his city’s future.

CityBus experiences record ridership

Feb 10, 2014

CityBus General Manager Marty Sennett is scheduled to speak with WBAA every other month about what's going on at the transit service that serves Greater Lafayette.

This month's discussion includes record ridership numbers and efforts by the transit service to make its fleet "greener."

CityBus General Manager Marty Sennett is scheduled to speak with WBAA every other month about what's going on at the transit service that serves Greater Lafayette.

The first two topics cover safe drivers and mechanics, and a safety campaign CityBus is creating with Purdue Police. Also, he discusses ridership numbers for 2013.

CityBus finalizes contracts with Purdue, Ivy Tech

Jul 26, 2013

CityBus has approved contracts with Ivy Tech and Purdue for the coming year.

General Manager Marty Sennett says there are no changes with Ivy Tech’s service. He says a few changes are coming to Purdue routes.

That includes late night service on Thursday nights.

"The Purdue students can have a safe ride back after partying like they do Friday and Saturday nights," he says. "Also, we're changing the Gold Loop (route) from a ten to a 15 minute frequency."