INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) – The Indianapolis Public Transportation Corp. is taking steps to begin gathering public input regarding the future of paratransit service. IndyGo’s board of directors has authorized staff to plan a series of events to engage the disability community on how to most effectively provide paratransit services in the future.
The Paratransit Operational Analysis, commissioned in summer 2019, identified four options to provide paratransit service moving forward. IndyGo says two of the options, which would either keep the service as it currently exists or reduce it, are not being considered further.
IndyGo says it is committed to working with the disability community to assess the options.
“IndyGo and its leadership understand that this could be an impactful change for our paratransit riders and don’t take this outreach opportunity lightly,” said Inez Evans, IndyGo president. “We want to make it clear that no changes will happen overnight and we stay committed to providing service to the entire county.”
IndyGo is expected to announce the event times and locations in the coming weeks.