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For IndyGo riders: Fewer bus stops are on the horizon

More than 500 to be eliminated
Posted at 6:12 PM, Aug 25, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS—IndyGo riders will have fewer places to get on or off a bus come mid-September.

A lot fewer.

In what it calls a "rebalancing," the Indianapolis transit system will cut the number of stops by 524. There are currently 3,385, a figure that will fall to 2,861.

No routes are being eliminated, but for some IndyGo riders, the walk to the nearest bus stop will be longer.

IndyGo has been studying bus stop usage and says the changes will improve service efficiency, since buses will spend less time starting and stopping.

The rebalancing was supposed to happen in June, but was put off due to the pandemic. In a statement, IndyGo said is is removing stops that are too close together or underutilized. Some new stops will be added as part of the consolidation.

Riders will begin seeing the notices on affected bus stops on or after August 31. Stop removals, as well as the installation of new stops, will begin on or after September 14.