This morning’s commute via IndyGo was much longer than normal. IndyGo dropped the bus service that ran on College Avenue every 15 minutes during rush hour, which in turn added additional riders (and time) to my normally on-schedule morning commute. This has caused me to rethink my bus ride as a practical matter. If I were to stop riding the bus due to its possibly daily delays, that would add yet another car to the street, and other dedicated riders might do the same. If that doesn’t seem like a big deal, this picture places this in context. This would, in turn, add time to other drivers’ commutes as well.
This is just one example of how huge the new Indy Connect plan could be for our city. This is a fine counter-argument to the people who claim they won’t use it, or that it won’t benefit them. The service cuts need to stop, and stop now.