Red Line Moves Toward Final Design with Additional Meetings

IndyGo Red LineINDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) will be hosting 4 public meetings in July to share updated detailed plans of the Red Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor and to answer questions from local residents and business owners about Phase 1 of the Red Line BRT project.

The public is encouraged to attend the following meetings:

Wednesday, July 20
Open House from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with brief presentation at 1:30 p.m.
Central Library (40 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis, IN 46204)

Wednesday, July 20
Open House from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with brief presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Central Library (40 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis, IN 46204)

Thursday, July 21
Open House from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with brief presentation at 4:30 p.m.
College Ave. Branch Library (4180 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46205)

Monday, July 25
Open House from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with brief presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Big Car Tube Factory (1125 Cruft St., Indianapolis, IN 46203)

As part of the overall Red Line system design, IndyGo is facilitating a design competition for the 28 rapid transit stations along Phase 1 of the Red Line BRT route. Submissions were due Friday, July 8 and feedback from the public will be accepted online and at public meetings.

“The design of the Red Line stations will be a highly impactful component of the overall project,” stated IndyGo President and CEO, Mike Terry. “Tens of thousands of passengers, car commuters, and neighbors will interact with the Red Line every day. The look and feel of these stations should represent the community, which is why we’ve approached this through a collaborative and transparent process.”

Submissions will be reviewed by structural engineers on the Red Line team, the Indianapolis Historical Preservation Commission, and by IndyGo for budgetary, operational, structural, and historic compatibility considerations. Designs meeting the competition requirements and technical feasibility will also be reviewed by a panel of judges with experience in arts, design, architecture, construction, and accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Judges will provide feedback on placemaking potential and impact on rider experience. IndyGo will engage the public in a voting process, which will influence the final outcome of the contest. The design competition winner will be announced later this summer. For more details, view the Red Line Design Competition Booklet on the Red Line Design Competition website.

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About IndyGo:
IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, provides public transit service throughout Marion County. The Marion County Transit Plan calls for a significant increase in service, offering shorter waits, extended evening hours and weekend service, and three rapid transit lines in high-ridership corridors. Visit our website, follow @IndyGoBus on Twitter, or call 317.635.3344 for more information.