Passenger traffic on IndyGo buses rose nearly 40 percent during a 10-day span leading up to game, thanks to free rides on fixed routes during four of the days.
Buses in Bloomington and on the Indiana University campus could lose funding starting in 2014 if local officials don’t include Interstate 69 in their transportation infrastructure plans.
IndyGo will accept new applications for funding beginning Feb. 14.
The luxury coach routes from downtown to Fishers and Carmel were launched three years ago and have been popular among suburban commuters.
Connecting rural bus systems with one another and with IndyGo must happen before commuter rail becomes a reality.
Indy Connect will hold its first public forum Tuesday evening to begin the process of gathering public input on a regional
transportation plan that proposes raising taxes to build a light-rail line, improve bus service and expand roadways.
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.
IndyGo, for all its faults, is the Cadillac of transit systems in the Indianapolis region. Service breaks at county lines
and the absence of passenger shelters are among the deficiencies facing transit systems in surrounding counties.
The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority, IndyGo and other Indianapolis-area transit groups are the subject of
a study that could result in them being reorganized.