INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 28, 2014) – In coordination with the Mayor’s State of the City Address last night, IndyGo unveiled designs for the downtown transit center. Set to open in late 2015, the transit center will serve as a hub for passengers using the local bus system. Located at 201 E. Washington St., the site is currently a surface parking lot that is owned by the City of Indianapolis. Under its new use as the IndyGo passenger station, the 1.9 acre lot will be outfitted with a sleek 14,000 square foot, two story building, 19 bus bays to protect waiting passengers from the elements, top-notch amenities ranging from public wifi to real-time bus arrival information and environmentally conscience design elements like rain gardens and solar power.
To introduce the public to the project and engage current and future passengers in the decision-making process, IndyGo has installed a public exhibit at the Hall (Old City Hall), located at 202. N. Alabama St. The City’s Department of Metropolitan Development is announcing today the reuse of this historic facility as a place for the public to access city planning efforts. IndyGo officials will be at the Hall today from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to celebrate the launch of the public campaign.
“The Hall presents a great opportunity for Indianapolis residents to get involved in City-supported projects like the Downtown Transit Center,” said Michael Terry, president and CEO of IndyGo. “These new gallery spaces at the Hall opened up at a perfect time for IndyGo to use the space.”
IndyGo is inviting residents to get involved with the project through completing surveys, visiting the exhibit at the Hall and attending public open houses. Open house details:
The Hall (Old City Hall)
202 N. Alabama St.
March 13, 5 – 6 p.m.
March 14, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Downtown Transit Center exhibit at the Hall will be open to the public on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Project information, renderings and timelines can also be found on the Downtown Transit Center project page.
Through this initial round of public outreach, IndyGo will gather preliminary data about how passengers may be affected by rerouting bus lines to the new transit center. Beginning summer 2014, more in-depth analysis and planning for potential changes to routes and stops in the downtown area will occur.
IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, provides public bus transit services to residents and visitors throughout Marion County. IndyGo is led by President and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Terry, and a seven-member, bipartisan board appointed by the Mayor of Indianapolis and the City-County Council of Indianapolis and Marion County. On its 31 local service fixed routes IndyGo provided 10.2M passenger trips in 2013. Visit IndyGo.net or call 317.635.3344 for more information. Find IndyGo on Twitter @IndyGoBus or Facebook by searching pages “IndyGo.”