Muncie Indiana Transit System records
Scope and Contents
This collection 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.
- Creation: 1941 - 2012
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1980 - 2007
Conditions Governing Access
Separated materials are restricted. Contact the repository for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
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.
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, http://www.mitsbus.org.
10.6 Cubic Feet (12 boxes and 1 folder)
Language of Materials
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
Series 15: Muncie Indiana Transit System website archive, 2018-
This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation. Additions were received on 2004/07/23, 2004/08/16, 2007/11/20 from J. B. Black, Jr., and 2014/10/07 by Christy Foster.
No further additions are expected.
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.
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Muncie Indiana 47306 USA