INDIANAPOLIS — There were no significant issues to report Tuesday as the new IndyGo Red Line faced its first day of workday commuter traffic after the holiday weekend.
Tuesday was also a day of celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the statehouse grounds for the public and those who helped get the project moving.
All who spoke at the ceremony noted that it was a major collaboration to get to this point.
Former Indianapolis Mayor, Greg Ballard, shared that it took 11 years from conception to reality for the rapid transit bus system.
The common theme of the day: How the Red Line will improve transportation, have a positive impact on the economy and make it easier for all residents to access necessities, as well as new parts of the city.
"Lets use the Red Line to reach destinations, to go to other businesses, other neighborhoods, places that you may have not visited before," Inez Evans, CEO of IndyGo, said. "That's what this is about."
Throughout September, passengers can ride the Red Line for free.
On Sunday — opening day — 8,000 people rode the Red Line.
RTV6 will update viewers on Monday's numbers as soon as they're available.