The first phase of the $198 million Red Line is slated to run from just north of Broad Ripple to the University of Indianapolis.
IndyGo has received the last of 21 fully electric buses. Those buses, equipped with lithium-ion batteries, can travel up to 130 miles on a single charge.
Officials say the first phase of a rapid transit line that should eventually connect Westfield to Greenwood won’t be delayed even though the Indianapolis region missed out on a share of $84 million in state funding from the Regional Cities Initiative.
The shuttle offers WiFi, wheelchair accessibility, reclining seats, electrical outlets, DirecTV, a lavatory and a real-time bus-tracking interactive map.
IndyGo isn’t threatening to eliminate routes, but it is trying to craft a policy to guide it through landmark changes: next year’s opening of the $20 million Downtown Transit Center and, possibly, the passage of a referendum in favor of a regional rapid-transit system.
Two reverse-commute routes will serve the north Plainfield and Whitestown warehouse districts, taking workers from Indianapolis to major employers like Amazon, GNC, Ingram Micro and Tempur Sealy.
Indianapolis experienced one of the fastest gains in car-less households of any major city in a recent five-year period, according to U.S. Census data compiled by a University of Michigan researcher.
An Indianapolis software startup that hopes to win contracts from public-transit agencies across the country is protesting a no-bid deal by IndyGo.
Starting this fall, IndyGo will have digital signs at downtown stops that show when the next bus is arriving, and passengers throughout the city will be able to check their phones or home computers for next-bus information.
A grass-roots effort to salvage daily train service from Indianapolis to Chicago is solidifying into year-round advocacy for passenger rail in Indiana.
Buses get no respect. Romance clings to the rails and to the grand stations that serve them. When you take a train, you may well find yourself in a replica of a Greek temple or the Baths of Caracalla.
Officials in six central Indiana counties have the go-ahead to seek voter permission to fund a regional bus system.
Construction of the hub, which Mayor Greg Ballard noted Thursday in his annual State of the City address, is set to begin this fall with completion expected by the end of 2015.