INDIANAPOLIS — IndyGo is offering free rides Saturday, Feb. 4, to recognize Transit Equity Day and the importance of ensuring there’s a seat for everyone on public transportation.
Transit Equity Day is a national day of action to promote equity in transit that is safe, reliable and accessible for all. It is celebrated on Rosa Parks’ birthday. Parks was born on Feb. 4, 1913, and was a civil rights icon and activist. When instructed to move to the back of a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus in 1955, she refused. While she was not the first person to resist bus segregation, her defiance became an important symbol for the civil rights movement.
“Equity is at the heart of the IndyGo Foundation’s mission,” said IndyGo Foundation Executive Director Emily Meaux. “We believe access to transportation is as essential as access to electricity and clean water. Transit connects people to jobs, healthcare, education and to each other. That’s why we’re proud to sponsor this important day.”
On Feb. 4, IndyGo riders can enjoy free rides on fixed routes and IndyGo Access paratransit service. Regular fares will resume Sunday, Feb. 5. Buses will operate on their regular Saturday schedule. The Customer Care Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Care Center Desk at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center will be open from 9 a.m. to noon.
Riders can plan their trips using Google Maps, the Transit or MyStop apps, or by visiting our website at https://www.indygo.net/plan-your-trip/.