Published October, 31 2012
Download a copy of the presentation given at the public hearings.
INDIANAPOLIS, IND (October 30, 2012) – On October 15, 2012, the Indianapolis City-County Council approved the proposed 2013 IndyGo budget which includes additional operating revenue for service enhancements. Changes to IndyGo service could include more frequent and added service, the addition of a new route and more direct routing.
“We applaud the council for their support of IndyGo,” says Mike Terry, president and CEO of IndyGo. “With the increased funds for operating, IndyGo will be able to improve service for existing riders, add service to help support the growing demand for transit and attract new customers.”
Improvements to the IndyGo system, guided by the Indy Connect bus plan, will be phased in during 2013, with improvements rolling out as soon as February. Key elements of the bus plan include building up the transit network around heavily travelled corridors, route alignments for efficiency and directness, and adding some routes for better cross-town travel. The approved 2013 budget will implement early stages of the long-term plan.
“These additional operating funds will allow us to begin growing our mass transit system,” explains Samantha Cross, vice president of IndyGo’s business development division. “We’re adding much needed capacity to our core routes while making other changes that will result in better service for our customers. Adding frequency to major corridors presents the opportunity to realize operational efficiencies, making faster and more direct service on some supporting routes.”
The proposed service changes will be explained at public hearings on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at the Indiana History Center at 12 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. The Indiana History Center is conveniently located downtown at 450 West Ohio Street, accessible via most IndyGo routes.
Proposed service changes for 2013 could include:
For more information or to provide public comment prior to this hearing, visit www.IndyGo.net or call 317-635-3344.
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IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, provides public bus transit services to residents and visitors throughout Marion County. IndyGo is led by President and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Terry, and a seven-member, bipartisan board appointed by the Mayor of Indianapolis and the City-County Council of Indianapolis and Marion County. With 31 fixed routes, which include 30 local service routes as well as a Flexible Services Department, which includes an ADA-compliant paratransit service, IndyGo provides an average of nine million trips per year. Visit IndyGo.net or call 317.635.3344 for more information. Find IndyGo on Twitter at IndyGoBus or Facebook by searching pages “IndyGo.”