Transit is Essential

Transit is Essential
for Strong Communities.

IndyGo has been a trailblazer in Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), launching one of the longest BRT routes, the Red Line, in 2019. The Purple Line is scheduled to launch in late 2024, and the Blue Line is scheduled for a 2027 launch. Together, these three lines will bring more than $400 million in safety enhancements and infrastructure improvements to the City of Indianapolis.

Connecting essential workers. Uplifting a community with infrastructure improvements. Improving public transit reliability. Driving economic development in the hundreds of millions of dollars. IndyGo is beyond transit. Tell us how Transit is Essential to your life or the lives of those connected to you.

Transit is Essential Pocket Guide

Learn more about IndyGo, what we do, who we serve, and details about our latest projects.

Spread the Word!

Knowledge is power! If you'd like to better understand BRT, why dedicated bus lanes are critical to the operation and the upcoming Blue Line, we've made it easy for you to get up to speed and share with others.

IndyGo by the Numbers

1.1 Million
Red Line Ridership in 2023
$405.4 Million
BRT Money Spent Toward Infrastructure
$243.4 Million
BRT Investment to Date
$1.2 Billion
BRT Economic Development

Our Current Projects

Learn much more about our current BRT projects, their specific routes, features, infrastructure improvements and community-wide benefits.

From Our Community

Many federal, state and local leaders, business owners, local organizations and residents understand why Transit is Essential in Indianapolis. They have shared their praise for the critical services IndyGo provides that connect people to jobs, the grocery store, doctor’s appointments and anywhere else they need to travel to in the city.

Pete Buttigieg
U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Polly Trottenberg
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation

Nuria Fernandez

Administrator, Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

Here at IndyGo, you continue to show the people of Indianapolis – and all of the United States – that transit works, that it connects people to what is important to them and what builds their communities safely, efficiently and affordably.

Rees W.

Planner, HWC Engineering

Irvington is my home. I love my community, and we deserve better than a four-lane race strip tearing through the heart of our community. We cannot continue to allow those who view our community as a drive-thru dictate the needs of those who live here, who overwhelmingly support this project.

Paul J.

Senior Accountant, Hirons

Washington Street is one of the most dangerous streets in Indianapolis. The dedicated lane would help alleviate this by removing a lane of travel and (hopefully) slowing cars down. I know that IndyGo would be putting in additional measures to make Washington Street safer.

Thor W.

CEO, SnapShyft

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is finally upgrading Indianapolis streets with all the necessary infrastructure improvements required to be a competent 21st century city — enabling workers to get to and from jobs, schools, stores, etc. Necessary is an understatement.

Kristin B.

The Resilient Caregiver

I am a parent and advocate for my adult child who has a disability. Public transportation is absolutely necessary for him to access education, healthcare, employment and food. Public transportation keeps him connected to everyday necessities.

Doreen C.

Irvington Safe Streets Movement

At this point in time, with the Red Line completed and the Purple Line still under construction, and the Blue Line at 90% design, it would be completely asinine and wasteful to stop the progress by using Senate Bill 52 to stop designated bus lanes. Prohibiting dedicated bus lanes this late in the game is not good for anything.

Brandy S.

Consultant Biologist

Thirty seven percent of central Indiana households are living at or one emergency away from poverty. Public transportation is a lifeline for those families. Rapid transit is even more efficient for people to get to work, to the laundromat, grocery, etc.

Jill P.

Managing Director, ICAN Food Pantry

Once again, the Eastside is disregarded when it comes to basic human needs, with its food deserts and lack of transportation and affordable housing. Senate Bill 52 is just another attack on the vulnerable who don’t have the advantages of vehicle transportation.

Alex P.

Registered Nurse, Ascension

An additional benefit of dedicated bus lanes is that police, fire, and EMS vehicles are allowed to use the bus-only lane to get where they need to go and avoid being stuck in traffic. First responders and other emergency personnel deserve a system that allows them to improve their response times, and dedicated bus lanes will help with that.

William D.

Professor, University of Indianapolis

Dedicated bus lanes improve transit reliability, which means the bus arrives at the same time at predictable intervals, regardless of the time of day. They provide enhanced safety through traffic calming to include things such as center bus lanes reducing vehicle collisions at intersections, which reduces crashes overall.

What Others Are Saying

Transit means different things to different people who use it for many reasons. But one thing that remains the same is Transit is Essential. Listen to what others are saying about why transit is important to them.

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Show Your Support

You can add your voice to the many others who have enjoyed the services IndyGo and BRT provide, as riders or as members of the community who utilize the upgraded infrastructure. Additionally, those benefits extend into unprecedented economic development totaling more than $1 billion along the three lines, creating a stronger city for everyone.

If you believe Transit is Essential in Indianapolis, please take a moment to fill out the Stakeholder Support Form below.

BRT Traffic Studies