Learn more about what rapid transit would mean for Indianapolis by checking out or riding a demonstration bus similar to those that will run along the Red, Blue, and Purple rapid transit lines! The 60 foot, battery-powered bus, manufactured by BYD, will be at the following events and run on Route 8 and 39.

BYD bus imagesThursday, September 1
Bus parked during Indy Chamber HobNob
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Illinois St. at Union Station

Tuesday, September 20
Bus in operation along future Blue Line (Route 8)
7:25 a.m. – 12:08 p.m.
View route details (see below) or call 317.635.3344

Wednesday, September 21
Bus in operation along future Purple Line (Route 39)
5:20 a.m. – 11:13 a.m.
View route details (see below) or call 317.635.3344

Thursday, September 22
Bus parked at Car Free Day Indy
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Monument Circle

While on display and in service, IndyGo staff will accompany the BYD bus to answer questions and provide information about the vehicle. There is no cost to ride the demonstration bus.

On November 8, Marion County residents have the option to vote for dedicated transit funding. This dedicated local revenue source would fund the Marion County Transit Plan: a plan that would significantly improve the local bus network with shorter wait times, longer hours of service, all routes running every day, and rapid transit lines. Funding for the Blue and Purple rapid transit lines are dependent on passage and enactment of the November 8 transit referendum.


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