Fort Wayne, Indiana was founded as a trading post in 1794, back when the West was still wild and Indiana was at the edge of civilization. Today, the city prides itself on being a hub of education and culture, and is home to four universities and dozens of museums and cultural centers, making it one of the cultural hubs of Indiana.
Over the past few years, Fort Wayne has been working hard to expand its public transportation system. In 2009, the city added a free shuttle services to help university students travel from the city's shopping and residential districts to campus. Though it was created for students and faculty, anyone is welcome to ride. Additionally, there are numerous bus routes that criss cross through the city. Though public transportation is on the rise in this corner of Indiana, most residents still rely on their cars to get them around town.