Published September, 19 2006

Indianapolis – Moving people around downtown Indianapolis is now easier, more convenient and free. IndyGo today unveiled its newest route – the Red Line Circulator.

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 Indianapolis.”

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 Municipal
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.


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