On October 1st, a new circulator bus will launch to connect IndyGo Bus number 8 with the Plainfield warehouse district. Â The need for this bus is sort of a microcosm of the new economy: warehouses are often located in car-dependent suburban areas, but they are increasingly hiring more employees from Indianapolis without the means to own a vehicle. Â I looked around to find a map of the route, and I came up empty, so I decided to sketch up the route that was described in the Indy Star article:
The frequency of the service seems a bit low, with 6 buses in the morning and 8 in the evening. Regardless, it beats taking the bus out to Bridgeport and walking a few miles along busy roads without pedestrian infrastructure, as is described in this article. The article refers to Chattanooga, but it could just as easily be happening here.