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IndyGo Moves Forward with Next Series of Public Meetings

IndyGo Moves Forward with Next Series of Public Meetings
As IndyGo executives continue to review its current network and assess where its priorities should lie, they will be hosting another series of public meetings this week.  As detailed in a recent IBJ article, IndyGo must decide whether to focus its resources on ridership or coverage.  Focusing on ridership would essentially mean investing in routes that would likely see enhanced ridership through higher frequency.  On the other hand, IndyGo could focus a higher percentage of resources on coverage, spreading itself thinner in order to serve more of the county.  With the minimal amount of...
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Ground Breaking Possibilities: Indy’s New Downtown Transit Center

Ground Breaking Possibilities: Indy’s New Downtown Transit Center
Thursday September 25, city leaders, members of the IndyGo executive board and MPO will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Downtown Transit Center.  Situated on the Southeast corner of Washington and Delaware, the transit center will be the new hub for buses that travel downtown.  This edifice will be a much needed and welcomed alternative to the current cluster along Ohio Street.  At this point, only certain details regarding the design, costs, and retail center have been released to the public.  The center will have 20 bus bays, bicycle racks, and general seating inside.  However,...
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IndyGo Seeks Your Input On Moving Forward

IndyGo Seeks Your Input On Moving Forward
IndyGo will be hosting public meetings on September 18th and 19th as a way to launch their new ‘IndyGo Forward’ campaign.  IndyGo  is in the midst of an in depth study of how the bus network works today and how the network can be improved to fit the needs of local residents for the future.   To ensure that an efficient and comprehensive system is the final result, IndyGo contracted Jarrett Walker and Associates to aid them in the study.  Mr. Walker, along with other representatives from his firm, will be in attendance at each of the meetings.  Topics of discussion will include route...
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Purple Line Updates

Purple Line Updates
Earlier this spring, Indy Connect unveiled their initial ideas for the Purple Line.  The line is intended to primarily serve 38th street, which is one of the city’s most highly travelled corridors via all modes of transit.  A large amount of motorists use the arterial during peak and non-peak hours and a good amount of pedestrian traffic can be seen as well.  Last week, Indy Connect had another round of open houses to inform the local community of where they are at now in the planning stages of the line. As noted in previous posts, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires that an...
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The Purple Line: Indy Connect Wants Your Input!

The Purple Line: Indy Connect Wants Your Input!
Indy Connect will be hosting additional meetings regarding the Purple Line this month.  The line was first introduced to local residents during a series of open houses in May 2014.  Transit planners gathered initial input for the line and ideas focused specifically on route choice: 30th street, 38th street, or a combination of the two.  Other factors considered were whether the route should travel downtown, as well as, how to serve the Lawrence area.  As planners begin to hone in on a specific route and vehicle choice, they are now seeking feedback regarding station location.  There will be two...
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