INDIANAPOLIS –IndyGo and Purdue Polytechnic High School are partnering to provide students with an annual transit pass in lieu of yellow school bus service.
When classes start Monday, July 31, students attending the new IPS Innovation School will use a special IndyGo pass incorporated on the student ID cards for unlimited access to all regular IndyGo routes. The high school is located at the Union 525 building downtown Indianapolis, just a few blocks from the Julia M. Carson Transit Center, and will be served by routes 16 and 31.
“By integrating an annual pass into the student ID, the high schoolers will have expanded transportation access,” stated IndyGo Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications Bryan Luellen. “This extends beyond to and from classes to include extracurricular activities, social events on weekends, and employment opportunities.”
With limited transportation dollars, high school administrators looked to IndyGo to ensure each student has access to transportation throughout the school year.
“Purdue Polytechnic High School is thrilled to pilot this innovative partnership which maintains more dollars for the educational program. Our students will get to experience transit as an essential part of city life, ” stated Head of Polytechnic High School Scott Bess.
During the first week of classes, IndyGo staff and volunteers will be on site at the Transit Center and on the buses to assist students and their families.
IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, provides public transit service throughout Marion County. Visit our website, follow @IndyGoBus on Twitter, or call 317.635.3344 for more information.
About Purdue Polytechnic High School:
Purdue Polytechnic High School will welcome its first incoming class of 150 ninth-grade students on July 31. The STEM-focused charter high school is temporarily located at Union 525 building in downtown Indianapolis. Purdue Polytechnic High School will offer a strong foundation in personalized learning, project- and problem-based design thinking, rigorous academic preparation for careers and college, career pathways through industry partnerships, and supportive relationships with staff and industry mentors. The high school was created through the vision of leaders at Purdue University and the city of Indianapolis with the support of Indianapolis Public Schools and several community and industry partners.