IndyGo has announced it will delay the implementation of a new, grid-based bus network. The transit system said several factors related to the coronavirus outbreak are partially to blame.
It was scheduled to start in June.
The bus line currently operates a hub & spoke system with most transfers occurring downtown.
IndyGo says the new routing system will offer more transfer options, improved frequency, and longer service hours
Last month, IndyGo said it was suspending fares for the time being. It said the move will prevent riders from having to interact with the farebox.
The transit system has also been operating on a Saturday schedule six days a week, Monday through Saturday.
“Right now, our focus is on keeping our staff safe and protecting our service as we transport riders, making essential trips around Indianapolis,” said Bryan Luellen, vice president of public affairs for IndyGo.
Our partners at WISH-TV report ridership is down 60%.
The bus line did not say when fares would be reinstituted, nor when the regular schedule will be put back in place.