THE MARION COUNTY TRANSIT PLAN:
The Marion County Transit Plan is based on more than a decade of planning and public input, implementing the Indy Connect regional strategy to meet the needs of people living and working in Indianapolis. By 2021, the plan:
REACHES MORE PEOPLE & PLACES
Increases population near frequent/rapid service 180%: 160,000+ more residents within a five-minute walk of high-frequency bus routes.
Builds three new rapid transit lines to connect heavily-populated neighborhoods, employment centers and major institutions – reaching more than 200,000 residents within a half-mile of the routes.
CONNECTS THE WORKFORCE TO JOBS
Also doubles employment near frequent/rapid routes – more than 500,000 jobs accessible by the expanded system, with longer service hours helping commuters who work evenings and weekends.
INVESTS IN A BIGGER FLEET & EXTENDED SCHEDULES
23% MORE BUSES, 70% TOTAL INCREASE IN SERVICE HOURS
More buses and longer hours creates convenient options:
By increasing frequent service (buses arriving every 10-15 minutes) and offering more direct, crosstown routes, wait and travel times drop significantly.
Riders will also see more efficient transfers, new payment options and real-time arrival information for easier trips.
AIMS TO INCREASE RIDERSHIP & SERVE THOSE WHO NEED TRANSIT MOST
Triples frequent transit access to households in poverty, older (65+) residents, and persons with disabilities – along with 10,000 more families who don’t own a car of their own.
IS BEING IMPLEMENTED...NOW!