IndyGo Red Line Opens Sept. 1 – Watch for New Road Configurations

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The IndyGo Red Line is set to open Sept. 1, bringing with it “significant improvements” to local routes, as well as free fares for riders throughout the month of September.

As the date approaches, drivers are busy preparing. Professional coach operators began their final practice runs on the entire 13-mile Red Line route Monday in preparation for passengers.

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The Red Line’s debut brings several changes to routes, and in order to prepare customers, IndyGo has released a September 2019 Planning Tool. Using the planning tool should allow riders to see how the service changes may affect their daily commute.

Additionally, construction of the Red Line has altered some traffic configurations. New road configurations and pavement markings have been in place since the end of July on College Ave., Meridian St., and Capitol Ave.

It’s important to note that Capitol Ave. now includes an IndyGo northbound bus-only lane, to which drivers are still becoming accustomed. Drivers traveling west must stop and look both ways before proceeding.

See how your commute may be changed by watching these videos.

Use of the Red Line is entirely free to all passengers throughout the month of September.

The debut of the bus rapid transit line next month will be accompanied by several events, including local musical acts playing at stations along the bus line’s route, and a “Business Support Adventure” encouraging riders to shop local.

As the Red Line rolls closer to opening day, IndyGo is asking for patience from riders and motorists alike.

“As the Red Line is a service that is brand new to our riders and our bus operators, we expect there may be delays and occasional challenges for the first few weeks,” IndyGo said in a press release. “Please be patient as everyone works to get comfortable with the system and ensure(s) that everything is working together properly.”