The money would be split between existing programs that fund highways, transit agencies and airports, and other initiatives designed to tackle goals such as repairing aging bridges and improving the accessibility of buses.
IndyGo seeking input on paratransit service improvements
IndyGo has long struggled to improve its Open Door service for riders with disabilities. It’s launching a series of public meetings this week to solicit ideas from the public.Read More
IndyGo adds two sites to list of possible property purchases
IndyGo has been evaluating possible expansion sites around the city in recent months because it has run out of room at its West Washington Street headquarters.Read More
IndyGo considering purchase of former Celadon headquarters site
IndyGo is on the hunt for additional space because its staff and bus fleet have grown in recent years, making its current headquarters on West Washington Street too small for its needs.Read More
IndyGo has purchased one parcel and is working to purchase an adjacent one for its Open Door paratransit service, which is now housed on the city’s northeast side.
Under state law, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation is supposed to raise about $6 million per year to supplement revenue generated by a Marion County transit tax. So far, it’s well behind the goal.
Though work on the Purple Line and Blue Line bus rapid transit lines will continue, transit system says some other planned route improvements are on hold.
The transit agency is now considering a site on Post Road that is much larger than the former Harrison College site downtown and potentially much less expensive.
IndyGo temporarily suspended fare collections March 29 to reduce interaction aboard buses.
IndyGo is among transit operators nationwide that will share $25 billion in federal aid as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
COVID-19-related driver shortages, among other factors, mean that route improvements planned for June now won’t happen until 2021.
Just in the past month or so, lawmakers have debated proposals to prohibit cities from regulating landlord-tenant relations, allow the attorney general to step in when a local prosecutor decides not to pursue a case, and cut funding to IndyGo—which might stop construction of future bus rapid-transit lines.
House Bill 1279, authored by Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, initially only addressed a regional development group in northwest Indiana. But an amendment sought to put teeth in a 2014 state law that required IndyGo to raise private dollars to help finance its mass transit operations.
This is the second time IndyGo has extended the free period on the Red Line, which was originally set to begin collecting fares Oct. 1. IndyGo said its new ticketing system from vendor Flowbird isn’t yet ready for use.
The new payment system IndyGo has paid Paris-based tech firm Flowbird Group to design and implement will not be ready by Oct. 1, the day riders were to start paying for Red Line service.
IndyGo says riders took about 8,200 trips on the Red Line on Sunday, the first day the bus rapid transit line was in service.
The first phase of IndyGo’s bus rapid transit project, the Red Line, remains on schedule for a Sept. 1 debut.
The new rules cap the number of licenses for dockless shared-use mobility companies in Indianapolis and mandate that those companies deploy a certain number of scooters to different areas of the city.
Lyft, the San-Francisco-based ride-sharing company, has plans to deploy as many as 1,200 scooters in Indianapolis after receiving final approval from the city Thursday.
IBJ reporter Susan Orr talks with host Mason King about how Indy’s weather is contributing to the problem, what IndyGo wants BYD to do about it and what other city got so fed up it sent its buses back to the company.
House Bill 1365, authored by Indianapolis Democrat Justin Moed, removes the existing state law from 2014 that bans light-rail mass-transit projects in Indianapolis.
The goal is to preserve or spur development of 1,000 affordable housing units within close distance of an Indianapolis transit stop over the next five years.