TRANSPO

From CPTDB Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

South Bend Public Transportation Corporation or TRANSPO is the public transit authority for the South Bend/Mishawaka area. Formerly known as The South Bend Railway Company, it was founded May 25, 1885[1].

TRANSPO currently has a fleet of more than 65 transit vehicles servicing some 200 miles of bus routes. All routes offer bike rack services with the exception of the Downtown Trolley.

History

Fares

Fare Type Price Fare Type Price
Cash $1.00 Reduced Fare $0.50
Day Pass $3.00 2-Week Pass $18.00
31 Day Student Pass $30.00 31 Day Adult Pass $35.00

Children under four with a paying passenger, students and faculty and staff of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College are eligible for free service with proper identification. Reduced fare is available to seniors, the disabled and Medicare cardholders.

Facilities

Emil "Lucky" Reznik administration and maintenance facility

  • Address: 1401 S. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601
  • Email: transpocustserv@sbtranspo.com
  • Phone:
    • Admin: 574-232-9901
    • Info: 574-233-2131

The new facility (2011) is LEED certified and will be tailored to servicing alternatively fueled service vehicles[2]. This facility replaces one that has been in continuous use since the 1880's[2].

Routes

Maps & schedules

  • 1 Madison/Mishawaka
  • 3A Portage
  • 3B Portage
  • 4 Lincolnway/Airport
  • 5 North Michigan
  • 6 South Michigan
  • 7 Notre Dame/UP Mall
    • 7A Notre Dame Midnight Express
  • 8 Miami/Scottsdale
  • 9 Northside/Mishawaka
  • 10 Western
  • 11 Southside/Mishawaka
  • 12 Rum Village
    • 12/14 Rum Village/Sample (combined route on Saturday)
  • 13 Corby/Town & Country
  • 14 Sample/Mayflower
  • 15A UP Mall/Mishawka via Main
  • 15B UP Mall/Mishawaka via Grape
  • 16 Blackthorn Express/II - Express service to Blackthorn Industrial area (weekday AM/PM peak)
  • 17 The SWEEP - Free service to University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's with valid identification.
  • 117 DTSB Game Day Express - Only runs on Notre Dame's Saturday home games.
  • Downtown Trolley

Downtown Trolley

The Downtown Trolley service provides access to Downtown South Bend attractions. The service runs exclusively in Downtown using American Heritage Streetcar replicas produced by Optima Bus[3]. The replicas have a capacity of 28 seats and are compliant with the American Disabilities Act. Total service time is 30 minutes with peak time frequencies every 15 minutes. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday only from 7 AM to 9 PM.

Roster

Current

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
11-14 2004 Optima AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison Trolley replica
201-210 8/2002 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E
  • Currently being retired
  • 201 was donated to the Penn Township Fire Department.
301-310 TRANSPO 3xx.jpg 1/2003 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E
  • Currently being retired
  • 308 was auctioned off on 5/30/2017.
401-421 4-5/2004 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G29B102N4)
Cummins ISL
1401-1416 TRANSPO 1403-a.jpg 2014 NFI XN35 Cummins Westport
ISL G 280 hp
Allison B400R Delivered in late 2014.[4]
1501-1503 2016 NFI XN35 Cummins Westport
ISL G
1701-1703 2017 NFI XN35 [5]
9954-9964 1999 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C18B096N4)
Cummins ISC Allison B400R Currently being retired

Retired

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
101-104 Flxible Flxette (FX203M) Ex-?; bought in 1982.
736-740 1948 GMC TDH-4507 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Spicer Formerly Northern Indiana Transit 325, 327-329 & 331.
741-743 1946 GMC TDH-4507 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Spicer Formerly Northern Indiana Transit.
826-835 1947-1948 GMC TDH-4008 Detroit Diesel 4-71 Formerly Northern Indiana Transit 301, 302, 304, 306-308, 310, 312, 315 & 316.
907-925 1951 GMC TDH-4509 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH Formerly Northern Indiana Transit 347, 349, 350, 352, 351, 344, 335, 342, 981, 353, 345, 337, 336, 340, 341, 343, 338, 339 & 348.
2140-2171 1971 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
3572-3596 1974 AMG 9635-6 Detroit Diesel 6V71N
4401-4410 1984 Neoplan USA AN435A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Retired in 1999.
4411-4449 1987 Flxible Metro "B"
(35096-6C)
Cummins L10
9101-9104 TRANSPO 9102-a.jpg 1991 Flxible Metro "B"
(35096-6C)
Cummins L10 Ex 9152, 9153, 9150 and 9151.
9150-9153 Renumbered 9103, 9104, 9101 and 9102.
9601-9604 1996 AVS AVS 22-102 Solectrica AC55 none Electric buses

ACCESS Paratransit

Current

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
2005 Coach and Equipment 3 units; fleet numbers unknown.
2009 Coach and Equipment 4 units; fleet numbers unknown.
2010 Coach and Equipment 2 units; fleet numbers unknown.

Retired

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1988 Dodge 2 units; fleet numbers unknown.
1994 Dodge 5 units; fleet numbers unknown.
0512 2005 Ford/Coach and Equipment E450 cutaway Ford Power Stroke 6.0L Diesel
614-617 2006 Ford/Coach and Equipment E450 cutaway Ford Power Stroke 6.0L Diesel

References

  1. TRANSPO History, sbtranspo.com, retrieved 10-10-2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 New Facility, sbtranspo.com, retrieved 10-10-2010
  3. Downtown Trolley, sbtranspo.com, retrieved 10-10-2010
  4. Ind.'s Transpo adds first New Flyer CNG bus, metro-magazine.com, dated Sept. 19, 2014, retrieved Oct. 6, 2014
  5. South Bend Public Transit Exercises Options for Three 35-Foot Xcelsior CNG Buses, New Flyer Industries. Dated and retrieved on December 22, 2016.