Federal Grant Advances New Bus Service

Originally posted to indymidtownmagazine.com on March 3, 2016 by Thomas P. Healy.

One road to more jobs in Indianapolis will soon run through Midtown. On Feb. 9, the U. S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) awarded $75 million to IndyGo to construct phase 1 of the Red Line, the nation’s first Electric Bus Rapid Transit (EBRT) service.

Funds come from the Small Starts grant, a competitive funding mechanism that’s part of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program that funded 31 projects in 18 states. According to the FTA, the CIG Program is the federal government’s primary financial resource for supporting capital projects for transit systems that are locally planned, implemented, and operated.

For the full article, visit http://www.indymidtownmagazine.com/federal-grant-advances-new-bus-service.

Image of the potential Red Line dedicated transit lane on Meridian Street at 30th Street.

Image of the potential Red Line dedicated transit lane on Meridian Street at 30th Street.

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