What Does the Red Line Mean for You as a Transit Rider and Driver?

What Does the Red Line Mean for You as a Transit Rider and Driver?

Posted by: Jaime Barb on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 6:00:00 am

The Red Line will be the first all-electric bus rapid transit service in the nation and the first rapid transit service in Indiana. 

The Red Line BRT will eventually connect the cities of Greenwood, Indianapolis, Carmel, and Westfield.  The complete line is envisioned as a 35-mile electric BRT corridor that will serve as the backbone to the planned regional transit network.  The Red Line route will connect the state’s two largest employment centers (downtown Indianapolis and jobs along U.S. Highway 31 in Carmel) as well as the state’s largest hospital and four major higher education institutions. The Red Line will offer a fast, frequent, and comfortable transportation option to over 100,000 people who will be within walking distance of the 35-mile corridor.

The Red Line is proposed to be completed in three phases:

  • Phase 1:  Within Indianapolis, from Broad Ripple through the new Downtown Transit Center and on to University of Indianapolis
  • Phase 2: Broad Ripple north to the cities of Carmel and Westfield
  • Phase 3: University of Indianapolis south to the City of Greenwood

Phase 1 of the Indianapolis Red Line is nearing completion. But, what does this mean for you?

Red Line means changes to our roads and crosswalks. Know what it means for you as a transit rider and a driver by watching the following videos. College Avenue, Meridian Street, and Capitol Avenue have especially new configurations, so if you live or work on those streets be sure to familiarize yourself with the changes.

Construction crews have begun markings and installing the median for the rapid transit vehicles. Installation of the median is to prevent vehicles other than public safety and IndyGo from traveling in or across the bus only lanes.

For safety of all those on the road, left turns will only be permitted at signalized intersections on College Avenue and Meridian Street.

Click here for more information and video tutorials of the changes that you will see.



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