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IndyGo airport route extended through 2011

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IndyGo’s Green Line Airport Express, a route funded by a federal grant that was slated to end next month, now will continue through at least December 2011.

The bus system’s announcement in May that its current service and fare structure will remain intact through 2011 helped to extend the life of the route.

It delivers non-stop service between Indianapolis International Airport and downtown Indianapolis daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The fee for the route is $7 per trip, with half fares available to riders 65 and older, 18 and younger, and to people with disabilities.
 

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  • ICE
    I ride the ICE from Fishers and they gave us notices last week that the route would end in December unless they get funding. Sounds to me like a step backwards in the mass transit movement for this city. That will be approx. 100-150 more people (including the Carmel route) hitting the roads in the morning in individual cars come January if they don't find a way to keep it going.
  • Indy sucks
    Indianapolis sucks... seriously people. Realize it, quit being naive. Indy is LONG OVERDUE for a damn rail service. It's disgusting to me. I used to be so proud of the city and yes, I am proud of the new airport... It's beautiful. But the past five times I've flown into the city, I was frustrated because of how stupid the city is for not having a direct route into downtown. It just doesn't MAKE ANY SENSE!!!
  • Hmm...
    This brings up a question about the ICE service - I've heard that it's gone come December, and I've heard that it's been renewed through 2014.

    BTW - those tracks between Downtown and the airport - I presume you're referring to the old Pennsylvania mainline, rather than the former NYC (double tracked) main line. Problem with using the former Pennsy is getting the trains across the runway to the new terminal inexpensively. Going around the end - the FAR end (the near end is blocked by the cross-wind runway) - would be about 5 more miles of track, roughly. Plus the fact that there is still some freight usage of that track, so the scheduling would be interesting - just ask Amtrak about the Northeast Corridor mixed-use trackage.
  • Long Term Commitment Needed
    The problem there is no long term committment to provide mass transit service from the airport to downtown Indianapolis. Federal funding for bus service comes and goes with short term funding and planning.

    We need a long term commitment of light rail from airport to a downtown multimodal transportation hub connecting the new airport with a new downtown hotels,stadiums,office towers, and universities.
  • At least there's a shuttle
    I've used this shuttle service several times and have found it easy and convenient and the price is decent. In lieu of train service this is a good option and I'm very happy they've extended it.
  • No Train?
    Whatever you do, don't use those perfectly good train tracks that go directly from Downtown to the Airport for anything. Because that just wouldn't make sense.

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