The Dallas-based company operates IndyGo’s paratransit bus service, but that contract ends March 31.
A proposal to reverse the ban that has precluded Marion County and surrounding suburbs from building or acquiring a light-rail mass-transit project passed an Indiana House committee Wednesday.
The Indianapolis Public Transportation Corp. plans to add more night and weekend service on its two busiest routes, plus a handful of others, starting Feb. 11.
Construction is expected to begin early next year, with the route open for service in the summer of 2019.
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.
The Indianapolis City-County Council on Monday night approved a plan to limit left turns at dozens of intersections on Meridian Street and College Avenue in preparation for the impending Red Line bus rapid-transit project.
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.
President Trump’s federal budget plan, released Thursday, proposes cuts to the Federal Transit Administration program that would fund the $75 million Red Line grant.
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.
The City-County Council committee vote came after Mayor Joe Hogsett’s top adviser urged members to say yes—the first time the mayor’s office had expressed an opinion publicly about whether the tax increase should pass.
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.