INDIANAPOLIS — IndyGo will this week begin implementing improvements along the Red Line to address what it calls recent challenges. The organization says these upgrades will take place on a 4-6 week timeline, with construction to be contained within the bus lane.
The mountable median along the Red Line route on College Avenue will be upgraded to concrete material to improve durability, according to the improvement plans. IndyGo also says it will be working with the vehicle vendor, BYD, to install temporary battery boost chargers along the Red Line.
All Red Line stations are planned to remain open during construction and there is no expected disruption to transit service.
“IndyGo is committed to providing reliable and frequent transportation for our current and future riders while holding our vendors accountable during the process,” said IndyGo Chief Executive Officer, Inez Evans. “The Red Line is the first of this caliber of service for the agency and across the nation; we are continuing to learn and update in order to provide the best service to our community.”
Red Line vehicles will be using general traffic lanes in sections with work underway. Drivers are encouraged to heed all signs and flaggers to safeguard workers, drivers, and pedestrians along the construction route.