Indianapolis – Moving people
around downtown Indianapolis is now easier, more convenient and
free. IndyGo today unveiled its newest route – the Red Line
Designed to connect the IUPUI campus to downtown attractions
and businesses, the Red Line’s debut offers transportation
options for residents and visitors alike.
“Starting today, you will have another reason to try
public transportation using the Red Line’s free service six
days per week,” said Gilbert Holmes, IndyGo CEO and
president. “Now, going out for lunch, scheduling meetings
away from campus, or making plans for dinner in downtown
Indianapolis will be easier and filled with more options.”
With a 15-minute frequency, the Red Line will run Monday
through Friday from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. This new route will
offer service to IUPUI and downtown locations including: the
University Place Conference Center, IU Hospital, Cavanaugh Hall,
Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana History Center, Canal
Walk, Indianapolis City Market, and the Indiana Government Center.
“IUPUI is delighted to partner with IndyGo for this
wonderful new route, which offers commuting options for our
students, hospital visitors, University Place conference attendees,
athletic venue participants and users of our Jag Express
Shuttle,” said Chancellor Bantz. “The Red Line gives
students, staff and visitors an opportunity to not only take part
in campus activities and classes, but to also explore downtown
The Red Line will be funded by a $400,000 Congestion
Mitigation Air Quality grant, which provides a 80/20 local match
over a three-year period. Similarly to other federal grants, the
funding can only be used for the Red Line.
“As we explore the overall funding, we will take a
close look at the Red Line user fee, which will be free
initially,” added Holmes.
City-County Councilman Ron Gibson, chair of the Council's
Corporations Committee, commended IndyGo and IUPUI for
forging a well needed
partnership that meets the mass transportation needs.
"This partnership demonstrates that IndyGo is meeting needs
while at the same time encouraging a new generation of public
transit users," said Gibson.
For more information about the Red Line and other IndyGo
services, please call our Customer Service Center at (317)
635-3344, or visit the center at the City Market (located near the
west entrance – Delaware Street). You can also obtain service
information online at www.IndyGo.net.