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Four downtown hotels to be added to IndyGo's Green Line route

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IndyGo’s “Green Line/Airport Express” will screech its way to four additional downtown hotel destinations.

The expanded service shuttling air travelers and airport workers to and from Indianapolis International Airport began Feb. 3, to the newly opened Fairfield Inn & Suites at West and Washington streets.

Others include the Courtyard by Marriott and Spring Hill Suites, both starting Feb. 18.

IndyGo also plans a stop at the JW Marriott, which is still under construction, in February 2011. All four hotels are part of the new Marriott Place complex.

Frequency is every 20 minutes, with the trip between downtown and the airport taking about as long.

A number of such specialty routes, including commuter service to Hamilton County, are made possible by federal grants.

The city’s locally underfunded bus service, meanwhile, is reducing and adjusting other routes as part of a need to cut operating expenses $500,000. Details are available at IndyGo.net.

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  • Correction
    IndyGo's Green Line Airport Express service is also funded by a federal grant (along with the Carmel and Fishers ICE routes). It is not operating as part of IndyGo's budget. The one new Green Line stop at Washington and West streets is serving all four new hotels in the JW Marriott Complex. The stop became effective on Feb 14. Five local service routes are being adjusted due to IndyGo receiving less income from proerty taxes and state mass transportation funds. Other adjustments are part of the company's normal adjustment of service based on use.

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