New Yellow Line starts Monday; Hopes to make travel to Mishawaka, Elkhart easier
MISHAWKA, Ind. – A partnership between Transpo and The Interurban Trolley is making it easier for Michiana bus riders to get between Mishawaka and Elkhart.
The new Yellow Line starts Monday, adding a new connection point at the Mishawaka Transfer Center and rides every 30 minutes.
The route will make seven stops at places like Mishawaka High School, Osceola, Walmart, and Elkhart General Hospital.
Amy Hill, interim general manager and CEO at Transpo, says the goal of the new connection point and more frequent rides is to increase connectivity between the two cities.
“We always hear from our passengers they’d like to have better service especially now with all of the job opportunities available in Elkhart,” said Hill. “Having that improved connection will really allow people ti connect with those opportunities.”
The busses run every half hour between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. during the weekdays and every hour on Saturdays. Tickets for a one-way ticket cost $1. Passengers can purchase either a Transpo or Interurban Trolley ticket.
Hill said they’ve been speaking to riders for months and just the idea of change got passengers going.
“They were very excited to number one have a new connection point being at the Mishawaka Transfer Center,” said Hill. “They didn’t have any amenities like shelter at Twin Branch Park, so now they’re able to have the shelters available while they’re waiting for their connection. And also, having that improved service every thirty minutes.”
Passengers in South Bend and Goshen can use the line too. South Bend riders just need to take Transpo Route 9. Bus riders in Goshen will use Interurban Trolley’s Red Line.