IndyGo Seeks Input on Future Plans

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Indianapolis' public transportation system is looking for public input on a seven-year strategic plan. IndyGo has scheduled a series of public meetings and an online town hall this week.

September 15, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- On Thursday, IndyGo will begin a new planning effort that will help set the agency's direction for the next seven years. The IndyGo Forward planning process will ask stakeholders, policymakers and the public about how transit service should be distributed in Indianapolis.

"IndyGo Forward is an opportunity for the community to have a conversation about how we allocate resources in the transit system," said Mike Terry, IndyGo President and CEO. "Should IndyGo focus the majority of its budget on providing services that attract strong ridership, or should we cover more area?"

The outreach effort will begin with stakeholder and public meetings this week including an online town hall for those who can't attend a meeting in person.

Public Meetings at The Hall, located at 202 N. Alabama St.

• Thursday, Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

• Friday, Sept. 19, 9 - 11 a.m.

• Friday, Sept. 19, 4 - 6 p.m.

Online Town Hall Meeting

Web link will be posted at http://www.indygo.net/pages/indygoforward

• Friday, Sept. 19, lunch hour

The input received at these meetings will guide the direction for immediate changes to the IndyGo bus system as well as a vision for the 2021 network. A second series of meetings is scheduled for late October which will propose specific changes to downtown routing to serve the upcoming Downtown Transit Center.

The online town hall meeting will be recorded and available for the public to view on demand after Sept. 19. Customers are invited to attend a meeting, explore the IndyGo Forward web page and provide comments.

IndyGo accommodates reasonable requests for access to large print, Braille and other special services for non-English speakers or people with disabilities. Please direct all requests to Lauren Albert at 614.9284 or lalbert@indygo.net

About IndyGo:

IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, provides public bus transit services to residents and visitors throughout Marion County. IndyGo is led by President and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Terry, and a seven-member, bipartisan board appointed by the Mayor of Indianapolis and the City-County Council of Indianapolis and Marion County. On its 31 local service fixed routes IndyGo provided 10.2M passenger trips in 2013. Visit IndyGo.net or call 317.635.3344 for more information. Find IndyGo on Twitter @IndyGoBus or Facebook by searching pages "IndyGo."

Source: IndyGo