Public Transportation: Hammond Campus

Gary Public Transportation Corp

This weekdays-only service operates from downtown Hammond every odd hour as a feeder route to the Lakeshore Connection.

PNW Bell TowerIt serves Purdue Northwest, Walmart, Wicker Park and the Calumet Avenue retail corridor in Munster.

The R4 bus will stop at each corner of Wicker Ave., east of the Hammond Campus. Wicker Ave. borders the PNW Parking Garage and the University Services and Design Studio building.

When you need the bus, make sure to “flag the bus” for it to stop.


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Last updated May 2024. For the most recent information, visit the official Gary Public Transportation Corp site.

Routes & Schedules

The time points on our schedules will tell you when your bus will be at your stop. GPTC makes every effort to operate on schedule, so be sure you are at your stop a couple minutes early. Watches and clocks seldom agree, and a minute or so may make all the difference.

Detailed route maps with schedules are available here. Delays and service disruptions take place on occasion and are listed on the home page. If you have any questions, please call our Customer Service Information Line at (219) 980-7566 or send a message to our Facebook feed (GaryTransit). We will be glad to help.

Transfers/Pass Cards

If you need to change buses to get to your destination, please ask the driver for a transfer when you board the bus as you pay your fare. The driver will give you a ticket which you must give to the driver of the next bus.

Your transfer allows you 2 additional rides AFTER you pay your original fare (a total of three rides). Be aware of the expiration time on your transfer pass because they are only valid for 2 hours after you receive it. If your transfer expires due to a late bus, be prepared to alert the driver.

Also, do not fold or bend your transfer or bus pass, or allow the card to become wet. This may make it unreadable to GPTC’s fareboxes.

Pass holders do not need transfers. As always, GPTC’s bus operators are able to answer any questions about the use of these cards.

Getting On and Off the Bus

Please have exact fare ready when boarding the bus. Our drivers carry no change or tokens. When you wish to get off, let the driver know by pressing the button near the window two-thirds of a block before your stop. This gives the driver plenty of time to pull over and let you off. Please remain seated until the bus has come to a complete stop. Exit from the rear of the bus whenever possible, as new riders will be entering the front door.

Flagging the Bus

Almost every corner along the route is a bus stop, people standing at a corner may not be waiting for the bus. The driver can only be sure you are a bus rider if you wave at him as he approaches. Flagging eliminates unnecessary stops and guarantees you faster, more efficient bus service. So wave, ride and enjoy!


Purdue University Northwest: Hammond Campus
2200 169th St
Hammond, IN 46323