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Questions about the IndyGo Purple Line? Meetings are coming up

Will connect downtown to Ft. Harrison
Posted at 9:09 PM, Aug 13, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — The pandemic doesn't appear to be slowing IndyGo's desire to get its second bus rapid transit line going.

The Purple Line will be a 15-mile route linking downtown to Fort Harrison on the northeast side. It will follow the route of the current Red Line from downtown to College Avenue and East 38th Street, then continue on east, while the Red Line heads north.

Purple Line public meetings and open houses, both in person and virtual, are planned over the coming weeks.

A virtual public meeting on August 19 at 5:30 p.m. and will be accessible by Zoom Webinar or Facebook Live. Access to the Zoom meeting will be available to the first 100 participants and allow viewers to interact with IndyGo presenters. Other participants will be able to view the meeting on Facebook Live.

IndyGo will host two open houses at CAFE Indy, 8902 East 38th Street. The open houses will be held on Wednesday, August 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Those with questions or who just want to learn more about the Purple Line project are invited to drop in.

Finally, on August 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., IndyGo hosts a "Purple Party" at the downtown Carson Transit Center. It's a chance to learn more about the project, and enjoy music and giveaways. IndyGo will follow the guidance of health and government officials for public gatherings, including promoting social distancing, enforcing capacity limits, and requiring masks or face coverings.

The Purple Line is the second of IndyGo’s three planned bus rapid transit lines, featuring dedicated lanes, and station platforms with level boarding. The Purple Line will replace existing Route 39 local service.

Construction is expected to begin on the Purple Line in 2021, with the line opening in 2023.

You can learn more about the Purple Line at: https://www.indygo.net/purple-line/