MedLink serves northeast Fort Wayne and connects the Parkview Hospital Randallia and Parkview Regional Medical Center service areas.
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Parkview Health has agreed to underwrite the cost of providing a new public transit route that will serve northeast Fort Wayne and connect the Parkview Hospital Randallia and Parkview Regional Medical Center service areas. Previous to this agreement, Citilink could not provide services beyond city limits, which Parkview Regional Medical Center was just beyond.
"We have been working closely with Citilink to explore ways to improve public transportation options," said Sue Ehinger, president of Parkview Hospital and affiliates. "Parkview wants to ensure that patients and visitors have the appropriate access to medical services and facilities. Our decision to fund the new route will result in access that is greatly improved."
Service will operate hourly Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. The route will not only connect the medical campuses but will also connect with Citilink routes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 21 as well as destination points along the MedLink route. Passenger fares will be consistent with Citilink's current rate structure ($1.25/ride with discounts available).
"Parkview's funding of the new route is crucial", General Manager Ken Housden said, "because otherwise Citilink could not operate buses beyond our service territory".
Questions and Answers
Q: Can I catch the bus at Northcrest Shopping Center to go to Parkview Regional Medical Center (PRMC)?
A: You can but you would have to board the bus either on Parnell or Clinton. This bus does not go into the Northcrest Shopping Center.
Q: What time does the Route 15 – MedLink bus get to Northcrest Shopping Center on the outbound going to Parkview Regional Medical Center (PRMC)?
A: There is no set time point for this stop but the bus should reach this area between 8-10 minutes after the hour. We suggest riders arrive at the bus stop by :07 minutes after the hour.
Q: Can I catch the bus anywhere other than bus stops?
A: Yes, there are 15 designated stops along the route; however, drivers will stop at any safe intersection (buses do not stop in turn lanes).
Q: What time would I get the bus on the inbound (the bus going to Parkview Randallia) at River Cove?
A: You should be at the bus stop at :33 after the hour. However, please be patient and expect to wait a few minutes.
Q: Can I transfer to the Flexroute 21 bus from the Route 15 MedLink bus?
A: You may get off on Diebold Road just before the intersection at DuPont Road and walk over to Burger King/Sunoco. There will be an additional charge for another ride when you change buses unless you have already purchased an All Day or 31 Day pass.
Q: Will the bus get me to Carmike movie theater on DuPont?
A: Yes but remember this bus only runs from 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
Q: Where does the MedLink bus pick up at Parkview Randallia?
A: The stop is at the main entrance circle drive off Randallia. There is a Citilink bus stop & Route 15 MedLink marker on a post on the sidewalk at the entrance to the drive.
Q: When does the bus come to Parkview Randallia?
A: The bus is scheduled to be at Parkview Randallia at :25 minutes after the hour. It is recommended that you be waiting at the stop a few minutes early.
Q: Where does the MedLink bus pick up at Parkview Regional Medical Center (PRMC)?
A: There are two stops on the PRMC campus. The first is at Entrance 4 and the second is at Entrance 1. Look for the Citilink bus stop & Route 15 markers on the light poles. The bus does not pull under the canopy.
Q: When does the bus come to Parkview Regional Medical Center (PRMC)?
A: The bus is scheduled to be at PRMC at the top of each hour. It is recommended that you be waiting at the stop a few minutes early.
Q: How do I transfer to/from the Flexlink route 21 bus and the Route 15 MedLink bus?
A: The closest Route 21 Flexlink stop to PRMC is the Burger King/Phillips 66 on Dupont. On the outbound, the Route 15 MedLink bus will pull in to the Burger King/Phillips 66 parking lot. On the inbound you may get on/off the MedLink bus on Diebold Road at the intersection of Dupont Plaza Drive and walk over to Burger King. There will be an additional charge for another ride when you change buses unless you have already purchased an All Day or 31 Day pass. Either the MedLink bus driver can contact the Flexlink 21 bus driver or you can call Customer Service and request pickup at the Burger King alternate stop if you want to transfer. Please note that Parkview Security no longer offers a free shuttle between Burger King and Parkview Regional Medical Center locations.
Q: Where does the MedLink bus pick up/drop off at the Parkview Regional Medical Center (PRMC)?
A: There are several stops on the PRMC campus. The first is at Entrance 11 and the last is at Entrance 1 as the bus circles around the complex and serves offices along New Vision Drive & Manchester Pharmacy School as it returns south via Diebold Road. The bus does not pull up to the doorway entrances or under canopies.