US: IndyGo Cuts Ribbon on Its First Bus Super Stop

The Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, IndyGo has hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its first Super Stop, which will bring enhanced comfort and faster transit times for bus riders in downtown Indianapolis.

The Super Stop is located at the intersection of Delaware and New York streets, while a second has also been constructed at the intersection of Delaware and North streets.

IndyGo Super Stop
IndyGo held a ribbon-cutting event on Monday 3 October to showcase the city’s first Super Stop

The Super Stop features serval improved amenities:

  • Real-time video screens to show riders when their bus will arrive
  • Ticket vending machines that allow riders to buy a ticket or reload their MyKey bus card at the stop
  • Extended covered seating to enhance comfort while waiting for the bus
  • Security cameras for safety and security
  • Near-level boarding to aid riders with mobility issues
  • Dedicated bus lanes to separate buses from regular traffic to improve transit times
  • Space for multiple buses to allow vehicles from multiple routes to move efficiently through the stop

These features aim to make bus services in Indianapolis more attractive by mirroring some of the benefits offered by the city’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects.

IndyGo President and CEO Inez Evans said:

“IndyGo is always looking for ways to enhance the rider experience. Super Stops do exactly that by expanding the comfort and convenience of bus rapid transit stations to additional fixed route locations around the city. This is one of two stops already implemented with at least six more in the works for next year.”

IndyGo Super Stop
Dedicated bus lanes around the Super Stops aim to increase transit reliability

The 6.6 million USD project was funded in partnership with the Indianapolis Department of Public Works to include infrastructure improvements around the stop.

This included the resurfacing of Delaware Street and the two-way conversion of Fort Wayne Avenue, as well as sidewalk and ADA ramp replacements.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said:

“Today’s ribbon-cutting signifies not only the official unveiling of these Super Stops, but of IndyGo’s commitment to fully upgrade public transit in Indianapolis. That includes partnership with Indy DPW on improvements for related infrastructure on Delaware Street and Fort Wayne Avenue—improvements that improve the motorist, transit-user and pedestrian experience.”

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