INDIANAPOLIS — IndyGo President and CEO Inez Evans was recently honored by the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) with the annual Shirley DeLibero COMTO Woman Who Moves the Nation Award, in recognition of her professional achievements and exemplary leadership. This award is one of the highest honors bestowed by COMTO and recognizes outstanding women who are trailblazers and change the course of history.  

Evans was one of 10 women honored with an award this year.   

“I am so honored to receive this award from COMTO,” said Evans. “This moment is very humbling, and I want to be clear, this award is not just about me. There is a remarkable team that stands alongside me that makes it possible for me to succeed and achieve. They are the reason I am standing up here. As Indiana’s largest transit agency running through the heart of Indianapolis, we are on the move and doing some exciting things at IndyGo!” 

In observance of Women’s History Month, COMTO has honored 132 women as Women Who Move the Nation. The honorees represent professionals across modes, sectors and disciplines in transportation. Past winners include Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Federal Transit Administration Administrator Nuria Fernandez. 

Evans was selected as IndyGo President and CEO in the summer of 2019, becoming the first Black woman in that role for the transit agency. Evans manages an agency of more than 700 employees and a fleet of more than 300 vehicles, averaging nine million trips annually (pre-COVID). During Evans’ time at IndyGo, she has ushered in its first all-electric Bus Rapid Transit line, maintained and innovated service during a pandemic, put new vehicles into service moving IndyGo towards its clean fleet goals, enforced vendor accountability, enhanced improvements with paratransit services and championed diversity and workforce development within the agency. 

With more than 30 years of experience, Evans’ career has been rooted in her ability to build and nurture relationships, bring communities together and affect organizational change. 


Pictured above: Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation Veronica Vanterpool, Director of Public Engagement and Senior Adviser Lynda Tran and IndyGo President and CEO Inez Evans

Pictured above: Evans and Federal Transit Administration Administrator Nuria Fernandez

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