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Indianapolis Public Schools to encourage high school students to use IndyGo

Posted at 7:09 PM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 19:09:23-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Public Schools will put the city's public transportation system to the test.

Tuesday evening, the IPS School Board will hear about a pilot program that will encourage the district's 5,000 high school students to use IndyGo to get to school.

Classes are set to resume on Monday, August 5, and the use of IndyGo will remain optional.

The district will still provide the regular yellow bus transportation to students during the year-long pilot program.

"We've been engaged with them over the last year to talk about ways that we could collaborate and create a partnership from a transportation standpoint," Aleesia Johnson, IPS Superintendent, said. "And how they might be a solution for some of the needs we have for transportation."

Students at the four IPS high schools will be able to use their IndyGo pass to get to work and attend extra-curricular activities for the upcoming school year.