INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 8, 2014) – IndyGo invites the public to review and comment on proposed route changes set to take place when the new Downtown Transit Center opens in late 2015.
“We’re hosting another series of public open houses to ensure our passengers understand the magnitude of changes that will be occurring a year from now,” says Mike Terry, IndyGo president and CEO. “Overall, the proposed changes are in response to the public comments we’ve been receiving though our IndyGo Forward planning initiative, encouraging us to provide more streamlined and frequent routing.”
Changes are proposed for 27 of IndyGo’s 31 routes to make the transit network in Indianapolis more useful for spontaneous travel. Detailed descriptions of all route changes will be available at public open houses at the Central Library (40 E. St. Clair) on:
- Monday, Dec. 8: 6 – 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, Dec. 10: 1 – 8 p.m.
Most routes will only alter their travel patterns in the downtown area to serve the transit center, but other noteworthy changes will occur across the system:
- Butler University: New service with Routes 18 & 28.
- VA Hospital: No longer served directly by Route 10 on St. Margaret’s, but by Route 37. Route 10 will serve Eskenazi Ave. and 10th St.
- Eskenazi: Realignment on Route 10 only serves east side of Eskenazi, on Eskenazi Ave. Routes 10 & 37 will provide improved frequency between downtown and Eskenazi.
- IUPUI: Elimination of the Route 50. Routes 10 & 37 will now provide 15 minute frequency between downtown and Campus.
- Broad Ripple Avenue: Now has all day 30 minute service via Route 17, with the elimination of alternating service on Kessler.
IndyGo is encouraging feedback on the proposed 2015 routing though the end of the year. Input received will steer the direction of final changes which will be adopted by the IndyGo board of directors in spring of 2015. Comments will be taken at the open houses, on-line at IndyGo.net and by calling 635.3344.
All reasonable requests for access to large print, Braille and other special services for non-English speakers or people with disabilities will be accommodated. Please direct all requests to Lauren Albert at 614.9284 or email@example.com.
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.”