INDIANAPOLIS — IndyGo today announced that the implementation of the new, grid-based bus network, previously planned for June 2020, will be postponed due to several factors related to the coronavirus outbreak.
COVID-19 has impacted IndyGo’s operations in many ways. At its March meeting, the IndyGo Board of Directors authorized staff to begin operating Saturday service on weekdays and temporarily suspend fare collection. It is not clear at this time how long these measures will remain in place. IndyGo is closely monitoring guidance from government and health officials as it determines the safest and most efficient way to operate service moving forward.
In recognition of these impacts, the Board of Directors approved postponing the implementation of the new network. Other planned service modifications, such as bus stop changes, will also be postponed.
“IndyGo is proud of the work we’ve done to gather rider feedback and adjust our proposed network accordingly, and we’re excited to implement this new network,” said Bryan Luellen, Vice President of Public Affairs for IndyGo. “Right now, our focus is on keeping our staff safe and protecting our service as we transport riders making essential trips around Indianapolis.”
IndyGo encourages riders to follow the guidelines set by health and government officials and limit travel to essential trips only. This will help keep our operators and passengers safe and ensure we can maintain essential service. IndyGo has implemented additional measures to keep our buses and facility clean and healthy. To learn more about IndyGo’s response to the coronavirus, visit indygo.net/health.
IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, is committed to connecting the community to economic and cultural opportunities through safe, reliable, and accessible mobility experiences. The IndyGo Red Line is the nation’s first fully-battery electric bus rapid transit line, besides California, and provides 10-15 minute service to an average of 7,000 trips per day through the heart of Indianapolis. To learn more, visit our website, follow us on Twitter @IndyGoBus, or call 317.635.3344.