Red Line Public Transit Coming To Indianapolis In 2019

Dated: 03/31/2019

Views: 163

Image title



Construction has begun for one of the largest transit projects in Indianapolis history - the Red Line project. The construction delays are hard to miss, but the convenience of buses arriving at their stops every 10 minutes, for 20 hours a day, and 7 days a week is highly anticipated among Indianapolis residents.


The Red Line is slated to be up and running by Summer 2019. Connecting Broad Ripple to Downtown to Fountain Square to the University of Indianapolis, this long-awaited transit update is finally bringing reliable public transit options into Indianapolis. As Indianapolis continues to grow and more large corporations make their homes here, reliable public transit becomes more of a necessity.


According to research by IndyGo, reliable public transit leads to lower unemployment rates and lower employee turnover. Also, almost all of the neighborhoods connected on the Red Line were once served by the old Indianapolis streetcar system. The Red Line will also be the first all-electric rapid transit line in the U.S. These buses will have interior bike storage, their own dedicated traffic lanes, and will also be fully accessible by ADA standards. Canopied stations with real-time arrival information and ticket vending machines are planned to keep the bus system convenient for riders.


The long term impacts are yet to be determined for the Red Line project, but this system update is long overdue. As far as public transit in large cities goes, Indianapolis has been behind the ball for many years. The Red Line project aims to replace infrequent and unreliable bus service in some of Indianapolis’ most trafficked areas. Once completely implemented, riders will have more reliable access to over 100,000 jobs, hospitals, more cultural hotspots, and residential neighborhoods.


How do you feel about public transit in Indianapolis? Is the Red Line something that you or your family would use?

Want to Advertise on this Site?

Latest Blog Posts

8 Places To Get An Amazing Margarita

There are margaritas for EVERY occasion! A margarita can come in a variety of flavors, use a handful of different liqueurs (besides the tequila), and make it sweet or spicy! It’s all up to you! On

Read More

The Competition Is Stiff So Do Not Wait Until Spring

If you’ve been considering putting off the search for your dream home until the spring, that might not be the wisest choice. The warmer it gets, the hotter the competition in the housing market.

Read More

Try These Indy Area Gyms To Help With Your New Years Resolutions

If health and wellness is on your list of priorities for 2020, Indianapolis will not disappoint you! There are a variety of gym options to help you get a head start on any resolutions you've set for

Read More

Kid Friendly Events For New Years 2020

Looking for a way to ring in the new year with the kids? Or maybe just hoping to get them into bed at a reasonable hour - don’t worry! Indy has plenty of events for you! Countdown to Noon at The

Read More