Muncie Indiana Transit System records, 1941-2012 1980-2007

Muncie Indiana Transit System


10.6 cubic feet (12 boxes and 1 folder).
This collection is arranged in the following series and subseries: Series 1: Board of Directors records, 1981-2007. Subseries 1.1: Board of Directors meeting documents, 1998-2007. Subseries 1.2: Board of Directors meeting minutes and agendas, 1981-1997. Series 2: Correspondence, 1979-2004. Series 3: Employee relation and labor relation files, 1982-2003. Subseries 3.1: Employee relations, 1982-2002. Subseries 3.2: Labor relations, 1982-2003. Series 4: Facility documents, 1983-1993. Series 5: Management files, 1979-2004. Subseries 5.1: Management reports, 1981-2004. Subseries 5.2: ATE management files, 1979-1996. Series 6: Financial documents, 1981-2004. Series 7: Marketing files, 1982-1997. Subseries 7.1: Marketing documents, 1982-1997. Subseries 7.2: Development plans, 1987-1996. Series 8: Services documents, 1980-2003. Subseries 8.1: Plans and proposals, 1981-2001. Subseries 8.2: Statistic reports, 1981-1998. Subseries 8.3: Reports, evaluations, and surveys, 1980-2003. Series 9: Publications and clippings, 1950, 1981-2004. Series 10: American Public Transportation Association documents, 1981-2003. Series 11: Legal documents and agreements, 1981-2004. Series 12: Restricted files, 1981-2003. Series 13: Photographs, 1941-2012. Series 14: Oversized scrapbooks and photographs, 1920-1981.
This collections contains records from the Muncie Indiana Transit System (MITS) in Muncie, Indiana for the years 1941-2012 and included Board of Directors meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, budget information, project plans and proposals, marketing and management files, financial records, subject files, photographs, scrapbooks, and other records documenting services, routes, fares, ridership and construction primarily from 1981-2004.
Muncie Indiana Transit System (MITS) was organized in 1981, when the city of Muncie, Indiana took over business service from a private firm. The mission of the organization is "to provide high quality public transportation that addresses the needs of the community at the least cost to the taxpayer and the user, and in the process, contribute[s] to the community's economy and quality of life." MITS provides fifteen bus routes within the Muncie city limits, door-to-door bus service for the disabled, trolley service in downtown Muncie, and door to door services for individuals who work during hours when bus service is not available. MITS was named Outstanding Public Transportation System by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in 2005. This award recognizes excellence in ridership growth, financial management, system security and safety, and customer service. The APTA awarded MITS the Gold Award for Safety in 2007. Source: MITS website,
Processing information: Collection processing additions completed 2007/11 by M. Read. Collection processing revised 2008/04 by M. Read. EAD finding aid created 2012/10/25 by Julie Hausknecht. EAD finding aid revised 2013/10/30 by Rebecca Marangelli. Collection processing additions completed 2015/1/23 by Emily Rapoza. EAD finding aid revised 2015/1/23 by Emily Rapoza.
Separated materials are restricted. Contact the repository for more information.
Muncie Indiana Transit System records, Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries.
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie IN: P.276: Muncie Indiana Transit System photographs.
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