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IndyGo Begins Building Largest Electric Bus Fleet in the Country!

In 2013, IndyGo received a $10M federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to purchase 21 electric buses, which will give us the largest fleet in the country! Earlier this year, we received our first electric buses from the California based manufacturer, Complete Coach Works. The buses are completely refurbished Gilligs, each with a set of… Read more »

Celebrate Earth Month by Taking the Bus

Give IndyGo a try this month to help celebrate Earth Month and do your part to help our environment. Did you know 37 million metric tons of carbon emissions and 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline are saved due to use of public transportation use in the United States every year? Or that transportation accounts for 29%… Read more »

3,452 Reasons to Ditch Your Car

April is Earth Month, a celebration and discussion of ways we can make our everyday lives more sustainable, ensuring that our world and natural resources are here for many more years. One of those ways is taking public transit, which plays a significant role in environmental sustainability. But what role does it play in the sustainability of… Read more »

3 Things that Make Us Cringe

A few weeks ago we asked riders on social media “What makes you cringe on the bus?”.  We’ve distilled the answers down to the three most egregious offenses and have tried to address how you can fix them if you’re one of the perpetrators (we know that could never be you though). 1.   Talking loudly… Read more »

10 Trips $10

Indy will soon be host to many events, like the Final Four April 3 – 6. Have you ever been downtown during the final four? Parking is a nightmare. Expect to pay $20-30 to park in a surface lot and then walk a mile to get to your destination. Luckily, 27 of our 31 bus… Read more »

Downtown Transit Center Takes Shape

Market East, once the home of Market Square Arena turned an unfortunate wasteland of parking lots, is ripe with action lately. If you drive through Indy’s newest district you’ll notice it’s a maze of construction projects!  As Cummins and 360 Market Square break ground to invest more than $130M of new infrastructure, our own Downtown Transit Center project… Read more »

Transit Driver Appreciation Day is Wednesday, March 18

For hours on end, IndyGo drivers work hard to keep a schedule, check fares, give directions, announce stops and more, all while safely maneuvering an extra-large vehicle through unpredictable traffic, adverse weather conditions and some really tight spaces! The fact is, our drivers don’t have an easy job, they just make it look that way. On March… Read more »

Final IndyGo Forward Public Meetings

IndyGo Forward is a planning study on how our system operates today and how best to plan for the future of transit in Indianapolis. The opening of the Downtown Transit Center in 2015 is the first item that requires a plan of action. Currently, there are 27 proposed route changes that are being reviewed. These… Read more »

Enhancing IndyGo’s Bus Stops

Do you ever wonder why there is a black trashcan at some bus stops but not at others?  It means that stop is one of IndyGo’s 200 bus stops that have been adopted by individuals, businesses and community organizations through our Adopt-A-Stop program. The program helps keep litter off streets and IndyGo build capacity for maintaining… Read more »

Driver Spotlight: Stephen Thein, 99% On-Time Performance

Stephen Thein, an IndyGo Coach Operator for 27 years, is known for his excellence in customer service and his dedication to providing the highest quality service to his passengers. Stephen provides excellent service to our hardworking city residents, ensuring they have a safe, reliable and on-time ride. An important metric in the mass transit industry is… Read more »