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.
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.
After 30 years of government
studies of a regional transportation system, a private-sector group on Wednesday is set to unveil its own
plan that includes commuter rail and toll lanes added to congested interstate highways.