December 9, 2019
Leaper X campus transit program ends Dec. 15; feedback sought
The Leaper X pilot program, which has provided app-based transit services across the West Lafayette campus, will end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday (Dec. 15).
The pilot program provided more than 36,000 on-demand rides to faculty, staff and students since September. It was established as a partnership between Purdue Parking and Transportation Services, Cummins Inc. and Energy Systems Network.
Data that was collected throughout the program’s duration will be reviewed and assessed in the coming months. Results will be used to inform decisions about future transportation needs and services at Purdue.
“I’m grateful for the willingness of the campus community to take part in this micro-transit experiment,” says Ben Dispennett, director at Parking and Transportation Services. “Their participation made data collection possible, and that will aid in the evaluation of transportation opportunities.”
The University will continue to provide bus transit services through CityBus to Purdue faculty, staff and students at no cost to the campus community, and route maps and schedules are available online.
Feedback about Leaper X services, including its value to the University and potential future use, can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.