IndyGo’s system includes more than 4,000 unique bus stops, and we’ve established a set of guidelines to help determine what investments will be made at each location for amenities such as shelters, benches, bike racks, and solar lights.
IndyGo’s planning staff take multiple factors into consideration when determining what amenities to place at bus stops:
- Public right-of-way (ROW)
- Adjacent property zoning
- Stop ridership
- Access to popular destinations
- Proximity to existing stops and infrastructure
- ADA accessibility
Through direct investments as well as partnerships with developers, neighborhood groups, the City’s Department of Public Works and community programs like Adopt-A-Stop and PUPstop, IndyGo is continually investing in infrastructure at bus stops.
Shelter sizes can vary, but the typical dimensions are 6’ x 11’. Required infrastructure includes a 5’ x 8’ concrete boarding area, a 8’ x 13’ concrete pad for shelter installation, and a minimum of 2’ to 3’ feet of unobstructed pedestrian throughway depending on shelter orientation. Daily passenger boardings should be at least 20 for shelter placement. IndyGo installs trash bins on all shelters, and depending on the location, other options may be available including more seating, advertisement panels and hard-wired or solar lighting.
Bench types and sizes can vary, but the typical required infrastructure includes a 5’ x 8’ concrete boarding area, a 9’ x 3’ concrete pad for bench installation, and a minimum of 3’ feet of unobstructed pedestrian throughway. Daily passenger boardings should be at least 10 for bench placement.
PUPstops are a unique collaboration between IndyGo and People for Urban Progress (PUP) to refurbish Bush Stadium seats and repurpose them as benches at bus stops. The PUPstop program allows any business, community group or individual to place a PUPstop at their desired stop if the infrastructure is in place. Depending on IndyGo’s priority for investment at a given location, there may be opportunities to share the cost of a PUPstop with program participants.
Interested in supporting a PUPstop?
- If it’s at a bus stop with no IndyGo bench, the cost is $850. IndyGo will split the cost of the new location if it’s eligible for an upgrade. We’ll also cover installation of the seats and a commemorative sign.
- If it’s at a bus stop with an existing IndyGo bench, the cost is $1,700. This donation provides the purchase of a refurbished set of four Bush Stadium seats and covers the cost for IndyGo to replace the existing bench and install a a commemorative sign.
To request a PUPstop, please complete our PUPstop Request Form. Depending on the site, installation could take up to 90 days due to public right of way license processing, site plans, construction, and installation.
If you think they’re super cool and just want one for your home or business, contact PUP directly about purchasing a set of seats.
A Simme-Seat is a 46” x 16” two-seater bench affixed to a bus stop sign post. The typical required infrastructure includes a 5’ x 8’ concrete boarding area, an 8” x 8” steel plate for bench installation and a minimum of 3’ of unobstructed pedestrian throughway. Daily passenger boardings should be at least five for Simme-Seat placement.
Each bicycle rack can secure two bicycles. The typical required infrastructure includes a 6’ x 4’ concrete pad and a minimum of 3’ feet of unobstructed pedestrian throughway. Each site for a bicycle rack is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
IndyGo places trash cans at stops through our Adopt-A-Stop program which is a great way for businesses, community groups and individuals to keep litter off their streets and help IndyGo build capacity for maintaining bus stops. An adopter can have a trash bin and dedicated sign installed on an IndyGo bus stop if they agree to pick up litter around their stop and empty the bin when full for a one year period. IndyGo will give the adopter trash bin liners throughout the adoption and five one day passes for their support. Bus stops on stand-alone poles or city street signs are eligible for adoption.
IndyGo can provide traditional hard-wired lighting to any bus stop site where the property owner is willing to connect and pay for usage charges. Solar lighting for bus stop shelters may be available for poorly lit areas.