INDIANAPOLIS (July 14, 2021) — Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) unveiled its newest bus stop conveniently situated between the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center at the corner of St. Margaret’s Drive and Smith Boulevard at a special event Wednesday, July 14, at 10 a.m.
This stop, located on IndyGo Routes 10 and 37 outbound, will provide a new and more convenient access point for IndyGo riders visiting the Indianapolis V.A. Medical Center, putting them steps away from the main entrance. Previously, the nearest stop for those visiting the V.A. Medical Center and riding IndyGo was nearly a half mile away on the east side of Eskenazi Health.
“We couldn’t be more excited about the enhanced access this new stop provides our nation’s heroes making it easier for them to get the health care they need,” said Inez Evans, IndyGo president & CEO. “This is the heartbeat of our mission as we continue to connect our community to critical services through accessible mobility experiences.”
“I want to thank IndyGo for their efforts on this project and their work to improve transit,” said U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, Indiana. “Infrastructure isn’t just about roads and bridges. It’s about improving people’s lives, creating a more just and equal society and honoring our veterans by making it easier to get the health care they’ve earned.”
“Mayor Hogsett and the City of Indianapolis are committed to serving those who have served us,” said Sheena Linville, director of Veteran Services for the City of Indianapolis. “Veteran Services is here to connect veterans to the resources and opportunities they deserve. That is why we are grateful for days like this when we can celebrate upgrades to our city services that make it more convenient for veterans to access the services they need.”
“I am very excited because increased access like this bus stop will make a huge impact not only for my constituents, but residents throughout the entire city,” said Indianapolis City-County Councillor Kristin Jones, District 16. “In the district I represent, IndyGo is a way of life. The work IndyGo is doing will create a better quality of life for many. I’m grateful for the continued transit investments, thoughtful locations and IndyGo’s recognition of our veterans.”
As a reminder, IndyGo provides veterans with free access to the transit system, including fixed routes and rapid transit, through the Veterans Pass. To register, veterans must complete the enrollment process in person at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center (CTC), 201 E. Washington St. Veterans must fill out an application, provide proof of eligibility and have a photo taken at the CTC Customer Service Desk. Click HERE to learn more.
For more information, contact Carrie Black, IndyGo director of communications, at 317-664-1951.
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 longest fully-battery electric bus rapid transit line in the Midwest and provides service through the heart of Indianapolis. To learn more, visit our website, follow us on Twitter @IndyGoBus or call 317.635.3344.
Carrie Black, Director of Communications
Carrie.Black@indygo.net | 317-664-1951