Two Indiana-based contractors appear to have the lowest bids for the bus rapid-transit project, but contracts won’t be awarded until next month, after the bids are examined.
IndyGo is revving the engines on its much-anticipated Red Line, with the bidding process under way and construction set to begin in January on the first 13.1 miles of the bus rapid-transit line.
A court battle is escalating between IndyGo and property owners along the proposed Red Line route fighting to protect their land from becoming part of the rapid-transit bus system.
Now that the Marion County transit tax has passed, IndyGo is assured of funding for the bus rapid-transit project.
The 17-8 vote will put into place an income tax increase that will raise at least $54.4 million annually to fund major improvements to the city’s bus service.
IndyGo says it needs to keep working toward a summer construction date so that the transit line is “shovel-ready” if and when federal grant funds are released.
Allison’s hybrid bus transmission sales have tanked, and the company says it’s postponing production of hybrid truck transmissions until market conditions improve.
The Nov. 8 referendum—if it’s approved—doesn’t institute a transit tax. It only gives the City-County Council permission to vote on one, if it chooses to.
Advocates and opponents of a Nov. 8 referendum that would let the City-County Council increase taxes to pay for a mass transit plan are gearing up to vie for your vote.
IndyGo is hosting four public meetings this month to share updates and answer questions about the 35-mile bus rapid transit line proposed from Westfield to Greenwood.
While they wait for $75 million in federal funding to come through, transit officials are trying to ensure the first phase of the Red Line is shovel-ready.
For the first weekday morning commute at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center, IndyGo workers fanned out to help riders get their bearings. Traffic lights didn’t always cooperate.
Teams of IndyGo volunteers, called “transit ambassadors,” are on foot at bus stops around the city, spreading the word about big changes that will affect all 31 of the system’s routes.
More than 700 bus stop changes will be made throughout Marion County to prepare for the June 26 opening and 31 related route changes. Updates include new and eliminated stops, and stop relocations.
Business leaders in charge of the advocacy work said Tuesday morning they expect to launch a “targeted” advertising and informational campaign by highlighting the possible benefits of expanded mass transit to a wide variety of groups.
The debate over whether Indianapolis residents should be able to vote this November on an income tax increase to pay for improved public transportation will soon heat up.