As IndyGo executives continue to review its current network and assess where its priorities should lie, they will be hosting another series of public meetings this week.Â As detailed in a recent IBJ article, IndyGo must decide whether to focus its resources on ridership or coverage.Â Focusing on ridership would essentially mean investing in routes that would likely see enhanced ridership through higher frequency.Â On the other hand, IndyGo could focus a higher percentage of resources on coverage, spreading itself thinner in order to serve more of the county.Â With the minimal amount of per-capita-investment into the network, the network cannot effectively invest into both. Â Therefore, the question of ridership or coverage will determine the trajectory of the system in the years to come.
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The current system is 60% ridership and 40% coverage.Â However, recent surveys have shown that many want the network to focus 80% of the resources on ridership and 20% on coverage.Â IndyGo executives do not plan on eliminating routes and is prepared to show the public what an 80/20 network would look like here in Indianapolis.Â Of note, they are also seeking input on the structure of the network and the rerouting of certain downtown routes to the new Downtown Transit Center.Â The schedule of public meetings can be seen below:
Location: The Hall, 202 North Alabama Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Date and Time:
Â·Â Wednesday, Oct. 29: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Â·Â Thursday, Oct. 30: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Â·Â Thursday, Oct. 30: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
McLaughlin, Kathleen. (2014) IndyGo deciding which routes should get focus and resources. Indianapolis Business Journal. Retrieved from http://www.ibj.com/articles/50008-indygo-deciding-which-routes-should-get-focus-and-resources
IndyGo Forward. Retrieved from http://www.indygo.net/news-initiatives/indygoforward?in_ref=eyepiece.