Working to provide alternative transportation options for IUPUI

The transportation sector is responsible for 26% of global greenhouse gas emissions, yet our cities are structured around vehicular arteries clogged with traffic either at standstill or speeds dangerous to pedestrians and bikers.  Reducing vehicle miles traveled is integral to abating climate change.  Luckily, urban campuses like IUPUI have plenty of sustainable transportation options available that are healthier, more affordable, and have a smaller environmental footprint.  

A pedestrian-friendly campus

Though it appears large, IUPUI is easy to walk.  Most students attend all their classes within a two-block radius, making getting to classes quick.  Plus, when the weather doesn’t cooperate, many of our buildings are connected by walkways to keep you dry.

To help you get around, IUPUI has a variety of maps.  The primary campus map offers you a number of ways to search. You can find specific buildings and see street-view pictures of where you’re going.

Mass Transit

Campus shuttle: JagLine

IUPUI's shuttle system - JagLine - provides a free and efficient way to get around campus.  Running Monday-Friday, there are six routes connecting campus.  Shuttles are equipped with wi-fi, low boarding ramps for easy access, and bike racks for the bicycle enthusiast.  Shuttles can be tracked in real-time with the JagLine app or online.

Campus Commute

Need to get to Bloomington for a meeting or to hang out with friends? Campus Commute departs four times per day Monday-Friday from Campus Center and offers a more environmentally-friendly travel option for campus and community members. Amenities include wi-fi, electrical outlets, reclining seats, and restroom. Tickets are required and must be reserved in advance.


IndyGo, the city-wide bus system, connects IUPUI to all of Indianapolis with multiple bus stops on Michigan Street, and the nearest Red Line stop is at Vermont and Capitol.  Students can purchase a discounted unlimited monthly bus pass for only $30. Non-student rates are $60/month.


A program of the Division of Student Affairs and Greening IUPUI Grant recipient, JagPass is IUPUI's public transit education program. Students learn the ins and outs of sustainable transportation systems, gain greater understanding of how these reduce their carbon footprint, and take advantage of public transit options to attend off-campus civic and cultural events.


Carpool program

IUPUI Parking and Transportation offers a carpool pass to employees who live outside a 3 mile radius of campus.  Each carpool member pays half the rate of an EM permit and receives 10 one-day EM passes for days they need to commute individually. For more carpool resources or to find carpoolers near you, check out Commuter Connect.

EV charging

Those with electric vehicles will find charging options on campus:

Carshare: ZipCar

Zipcar has cars available for rent in the parking lot south of Campus Center that are great for traveling around the city.  Students receive a discounted rate of $7.50/hr or $15/year with up to 180 miles of drive time included and a complimentary gas card in each vehicle.  

Electric Scooters

Indianapolis is home to a handful of electric scooter rideshares, including Bird and Lime.  Scooters provide an alternative to driving a vehicle and are fun to ride. Be sure to read and understand the rules of the road and how to stay safe. Riders are asked to park scooters near bike racks so as not to block sidewalks and building entrances.

Sustainable transportation initiatives are gaining traction worldwide, and our strategic vision is to follow that paradigm and invest more in sustainable, transportation alternatives that help students, faculty, staff and visitors access all areas of campus and at the same time reducing congestion and our impact on the environment.

Sheri Eggleton, Director of IUPUI Parking and Transportation Services

IUPUI Sustainability

IUPUI Sustainability
Lockefield Village, Room 4408
980 Indiana Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202